Fani Willis Allegedly Issued Gag Order

Embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis apparently knew the heat was coming for her and her lover Nathan Wade, and a witness could soon testify to that.

The New York Post reported this week that this witness could testify that Willis warned a one-time business partner of Wade —her lover and an attorney she hired to help her on the case against former President Donald Trump — to keep their lips sealed about their affair.

A new court filing claims that Willis warned Terrence Bradley on a phone call in September of 2023:

“They are coming after us. You don’t need to talk to them about anything about us.”

The court papers were filed on Monday by one of Trump’s co-defendants, David Schafer, in Cobb County. They allege that Cindi Lee Yeager, a prosecutor, overheard that call.

Willis is trying to remain in her post as the overseer of the election interference case against Trump and 18 co-defendants.

She has been accused of having a romantic relationship with Wade, who she appointed as a special prosecutor in the case. Since she didn’t reveal their relationship to the court, it presents a potential massive conflict of interest.

Under oath, both Wade and Willis said they only were romantically involved in 2022 and 2023, well after the case against Trump had begun.

Willis had to attend a hearing to determine whether she should be disqualified from the case last week. During that hearing, Bradley said under oath that he didn’t have any “knowledge” of the timeframe of when Wade and Willis began dating.

In the filing, though, Yeager said he’d swear under oath that information was at odds with information Bradley told to Yeager in person. That information revealed that the relationship actually began back in 2019, when Willis was campaigning for her DA position.

In addition, Bradley is alleged to have texted a lawyer for another co-defendant of Trump’s that the two “absolutely” were dating before Wade was hired to manage the prosecution of Trump in November of 2021. When he was confronted with that evidence on the stand, he uttered “Oh, dang.”

Yeager said he would be willing to testify that Bradley told her that Wade “had definitely begun a romantic relationship with Ms. Willis during the time that Ms. Willis was running for District Attorney in 2019 through 2020,” according to the filing.

Yeager wrote that after he saw Bradley’s testimony, he “became concerned as a result of the fact that what Mr. Bradley testified to on the witness stand was directly contrary to what Mr. Bradley had told Ms. Yeager in person.”

For her part, Willis testified that she only started dating Wade back in 2022, which is after she hired him to be part of her team. If it’s proven that Willis lied about that fact, it likely would result in her being removed from the case, since she would be proven to lie under oath.