Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee scheduled a hearing for mid-February based on allegations against Democratic District Attorney Fani Willis.
The court will deliberate on claims that Willis engaged in an “improper” use of funds and the attorney maintained a “scandalous” affair with prosecutor Nathan Wade, who was hired to lead former President Donald Trump’s investigation.
Former Trump campaign official and co-defendant in the legal case led by Willis, accused both Willis and Wade of misconduct.
The motion is being led by Roman’s attorney Ashley Merchant, who alleges Willis and Wade’s inappropriate relationship undermines the integrity of the prosecution against Trump.
“The district attorney chose to appoint her romantic partner, who at all times relevant to this prosecution has been a married man. Admittedly, this is a bold allegation considering it is directed to one of the most powerful people in the State of Georgia, the Fulton County District Attorney,” according to the court document.
“Nevertheless, the district attorney’s fame and power do not change the fact that she decided to appoint as the special prosecutor a person with whom she had a personal relationship and who is now leading the day-to-day prosecution of this case.”