In a recent development, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia has urged an investigation into Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. This call for investigation comes amid claims that Willis, who is prosecuting charges against former President Donald Trump in the Georgia election interference case, has violated state transparency and ethics rules.
Greene, a strong supporter of Trump, filed a complaint with the Georgia State Ethics Commission, alleging that Willis failed to file personal financial disclosure statements, violating Georgia’s campaign finance and ethics regulations. This lack of transparency, according to Greene, leaves the public uninformed about potential undue influence.
In the complaint, Greene states, “Georgians have a right to know who exerts undue and unfair influence over their elected officials.” She goes on to criticize Willis, claiming that the omissions were either intentional or demonstrated a wanton disregard for her duties and the law. Greene argues that Willis’ relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade has “illegally tainted” the prosecution.
The complaint focuses on Willis’ failure to file financial disclosure statements in 2021 and 2022, as well as her omission after running for a judgeship in 2018. Greene insists that these alleged failures need a thorough investigation to restore confidence in the intentions of Georgia’s leaders.
Willis’ office declined to comment on Greene’s complaint.
This move by Greene follows earlier claims by Trump co-defendant Michael Roman, suggesting that Willis might have personally benefited from her association with Wade, including travel together to locations like the Caribbean and Napa Valley. Willis has moved to quash a subpoena to testify at an evidentiary hearing about these allegations.
Greene has been vocal in her criticism, stating, “Willis’ refusal to disclose her relationships and financial transactions demonstrates a blatant disregard for the law and ethical standards.” She describes the situation as a “scandal of epic proportions” and accuses Willis of partisan and unethical conduct.
Willis, in her defense, admitted to a relationship with Wade but pushed back against accusations of misconduct in a 176-page filing last week. She sought to dismiss the case, asserting that the allegations were part of a political prosecution against Trump.
The unfolding legal drama involving Willis, Trump, and co-defendants continues, with political undertones becoming increasingly prominent. Greene’s call for an investigation adds another layer to this complex legal battle, raising questions about transparency, ethics, and the conduct of public officials.