As allegations swirl regarding Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ relationship with a top prosecutor in her case against former President Donald Trump, Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX) recently called on President Joe Bident to address the White House’s alleged meetings with Willis’ top prosecutor shortly before the district attorney indicted Trump in August 2023.
Gooden’s demand comes as many House Republicans believe Willis coordinated with the White House to indict the former president and GOP frontrunner.
Gooden sent a letter to the president following a recent court filing by Michael Rowan, a former Trump campaign operative and a co-defendant in the case against the former president in The Peach State.
I demanded President Biden provide transparency about the White House’s meetings with Fani Willis’s top prosecutor before Willis indicted Trump.
If no transparency is provided we will have no choice but to subpoena all involved.https://t.co/IVnHvTYV35
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) January 10, 2024
In his filing, Rowan alleged that Willis is in a close, “romantic” relationship with Nathan Wade, the lead prosecutor in the Trump case, and that Wade’s law firm used funds paid by the county to take Willis on lavish vacations.
Rowan further alleged that Wade met Biden’s White House counsel shortly before indicting Trump in August 2023, raising concerns that the White House may have played a role in prosecuting its chief political opponent.
“It has come to light that Mr. Wade while working on the investigation into President Trump’s alleged election interference, billed Fulton County for two separate meetings with White House Counsel in May and November of 2022,” Gooden wrote in his letter.
“This information, revealed in a recent court filing, suggests a concerning level of coordination between the White House and those leading politically sensitive investigations,” he added.
Gooden called Rowan’s allegations “profound” and suggested that the White House could have committed election interference.
“This is especially concerning given the alleged personal relationship between Ms. Willis and Mr. Wade and the financial benefits they reportedly received during the course of the investigation,” Gooden continued. “The involvement of the White House in a case of this magnitude undermines that confidence and suggests a misuse of power for political ends.”
Gooden demanded that Biden disclose whether he or anyone in his administration met with any officials prosecuting Trump in Georgia.
On Aug. 13, 2023, Willis indicted the former president on charges stemming from his alleged efforts to “overturn” the 2020 presidential election.