‘That is not coincidence’: Fani Willis met with Kamala at the WH before indicting Trump

The Georgia Senate heard testimony on Wednesday about a meeting between Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Vice President Kamala Harris just months before a special grand jury delivered an indictment of a senior Trump campaign staff member to Willis’s office in August 2023.

Mike Roman was indicted along with 18 others in Willis’s racketeering case against former President Trump for his alleged role in attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Roman’s attorney, Ashleigh Merchant — who first sounded the alarms over Willis’s relationship with her special prosecutor, Nathan Wade — testified before six Republicans and three Democratic Georgia state lawmakers about her knowledge of the prosecutors who went after her client.

With publicly available White House records in hand, Merchant, during a three-hour hearing, showed that Willis met with Harris and the Mayor of Atlanta, Andre Dickens, at the White House on Feb. 28. 2023, six months before her client was indicted, the Washington Examiner reports.

“My understanding is that it’s highly regulated who can access the White House … so you have to apply ahead of time,” Merchant told the panel, noting that the White House records showed the meeting was open to the public.

Willis was among 455 people to gather at the “side lawn/tent” at Harris’s residence for a Black History Month event.

A spokesperson for Willis dismissed the logged visit, claiming that Willis was in the audience and only saw the vice president from a distance, on the stage.

However, Wade charged Willis’s office for a D.C. meeting with White House attorneys.

“Wade previously billed Willis’s office $2,000 for an interview he had with ‘DC/ White House’ attorneys on Nov. 18, 2022, according to his billing records,” the Examiner reports. “Willis has denied ever traveling with Wade the Washington, D.C. while the pair have worked together.”

“Merchant first revealed that Willis and Wade had a romantic relationship in a January motion to dismiss the district attorney from the case,” the outlet explains. “Wade has been paid more than $650,000 for his work on the case, and Merchant emphasized that Wade often capped his monthly billing limit and listed vague details about the work he was billing for, such as eight-hour team meetings for $2,000 each meeting.”

According to former U.S. attorney Brett Tolman, “There’s really no circumstance for the White House counsel or anyone in the White House to go anywhere near this if their goal is to make sure that it is an objective review of potential criminal activity of an opponent, of a political opponent.”

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“If, however, you are coordinating and you are wanting to take down a political opponent, that’s temptation that the White House, I think, probably gave into, was to have conversations and looked at the four different criminal cases,” Tolman continued. “All of them have access, and we are learning that most of them, at this point, have had conversations with the White House, just prior to charges being brought.”

“That is not coincidence,” he stated. “That’s coordination.”

 

Melissa Fine

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