A hearing surrounding the fate of Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis‘s prosecution of Donald Trump prompted a lawyer for the former president to raise the possibility that a star witness to Willis’s affair with special prosecutor Nathan Wade is lying about his recollections.
Presiding Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee has labeled Terrence Bradley, a former law partner and divorce attorney to Wade, a “star witness” for the bid by Trump and other co-defendants to dismiss Willis’s office from handling the sweeping racketeering case against them.
Nearly two hours into the hearing on Tuesday, Steve Sadow, a lawyer for Trump, pointed to Bradley’s testimony earlier in the hearing, during which Bradley said he was speculating in previous text messages with defense attorney Ashleigh Merchant, who first raised the allegations of Wade and Willis’s relationship in court when he said that the pair began dating shortly after meeting at a judges’ conference in 2019.
Bradley said repeatedly that he had been speculating when he sent text messages to Merchant about his belief that the relationship began before Willis brought the racketeering indictment.
Merchant, who represents co-defendant Mike Roman, had asked Bradley during the first hour of the hearing about where he obtained the information he relayed when he texted her that Willis and Wade’s relationship began after the 2019 judges’ conference, pointing to printouts of text messages that the pair exchanged.
Merchant asked Bradley: “Do you recall me asking you, ‘Do you think it started before she hired him?’ And you said, ‘Absolutely.’ Do you recall that?”
“I see that in the