Questions raised on Trump prosecutor

ATLANTA (AP) — A court filing Friday uses cellphone location data to try to raise questions about the testimony given by a special prosecutor in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump who had a romantic relationship with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

The analysis of cellphone location data filed by Trump’s attorneys shows prosecutor Nathan Wade had visited the neighborhood south of Atlanta where Willis lived at least 35 times during the first 11 months of 2021, an investigator said. Wade had testified that he had been to the condo where Willis lived fewer than 10 times before he was hired as special prosecutor in November 2021.

The new filing prompts fresh questions about the timeline of the relationship between Willis and Wade as Trump and other defendants, who are accused of illegally trying to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia, have argued that both prosecutors should be removed from the case because their romantic relationship created a conflict of interest.

In a response filed with the court late Friday, Willis’ team said Trump’s lawyers are trying to introduce inadmissible evidence and that even if the judge were to consider it, “the phone records simply do not prove anything relevant.”

The investigator, Charles Mittelstadt, wrote that the data show that Wade visited the area in Hapeville where Willis lived at least 35 times during the first 11 months of 2021.


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