‘Workplace romances are as American as apple pie: Fani’s side slice attempts reputation repair

The public concern and patriotic pastry were in the mix as the former president’s former prosecutor offered a victimhood take on his relationship with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

“It happens to everyone.”

Forced out, but not forgotten, the fifteen minutes of fame for one-time special prosecutor Nathan Wade continued as the disgraced attorney joined ABC News’ Linsey Davis for his first interview since resigning from former President Donald Trump’s Georgia case.

A preview of the sit down set to premiere Monday found Wade qualifying the affair, which had been exposed in part by divorce proceedings from his wife Joycelyn, whom he had been separated from since Aug. 2021, as commonplace.

“Workplace romances are as American as apple pie,” he told Davis. “It happens to everyone. But it happened to the two of us.”

“I regret that that private matter became the focal point of this very important prosecution. This is a very important case,” continued Wade who went on to add, “I hate that my personal life has begun to overshadow the true issues in the case.”

The downplay from the attorney, who had been tasked with prosecuting the former president for alleged election interference regarding a supposed attempt to alter the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, readily glossed over the allegations that had been brought against himself and Willis of personal gain wrapped up with the impropriety.

As had been noted, when Judge Scott McAfee had ruled Wade was to withdraw or Willis’ office had to step aside, the DA was alleged to have awarded Wade with a lucrative contract of which funds were said to have been used to take her on vacations.

When he had stepped down, Wade had issued a letter that stated, “Although the court found that ‘the defendants failed to meet their burden of proving that the District Attorney acquired an actual conflict of interest,’ I am offering my resignation in the interest of democracy, in dedication to the American public, and to move this case forward as quickly as possible.”

On that same note, Davis ramped up the hyperbole surrounding Trump’s Georgia case and wondered under the circumstances where “democracy is on the line,” whether or not the couple had considered putting a “pause” on their relationship until after the case.

“Absolutely, absolutely. I’ll concede that that could have been an approach,” Wade told Davis as he continued to suggest his behavior with Willis was beyond his control. “But there again, when you are in the middle of it, these feelings are developing and you get to a point to where the feelings are, are so strong that, you know, you start to want to do things that really are none of the public’s concern.”

Despite playing the victim card, social media saw little sympathy for the prosecutor.

Kevin Haggerty

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