Republican state Senator Bill Cowsert, in the state Senate Special Committee on investigations meeting, revealed that several whistleblowers from the Fulton County DA's office have stepped forward to testify against Willis. The whistleblowers allege that Willis misused state and federal funds. This revelation comes in the wake of Willis admitting to a relationship with special prosecutor Nathan Wade, a relationship that critics have deemed "improper."
"This is not a political witch hunt; this is a quest for the truth," Cowsert stated in Friday's meeting, as reported by FOX 5 Atlanta.
Trump, along with attorneys for several of his co-defendants, have argued that Willis should be disqualified due to these allegations, and that all charges against them should be dismissed.
In January, Michael Roman, a co-defendant of Trump, submitted court documents alleging that Willis had an "improper" affair with Wade, who she had hired to assist in prosecuting the 2024 GOP front-runner. Roman and his legal team argue that this relationship resulted in a conflict of interest, and that Willis financially benefited from it through extravagant vacations funded by the money his law firm received for working on the case.
Willis has labeled these allegations as "salacious" and without "merit," although she did acknowledge in a court filing that she and Wade have been "professional associates and friends since 2019."
House Republicans have since issued a subpoena to Willis to testify on separate allegations of misuse of federal funds and the firing of a whistleblower in her office. In response, her office stated, "These false allegations are included in baseless litigation filed by a holdover employee from the previous administration who was terminated for cause. The courts that have ruled found no merit in these claims. We expect the same result in any pending litigation."
Georgia Republicans are spearheading their own investigation, despite objections from Democrats who argue that the criticisms of Willis are politically motivated.
Democratic state Senator Gloria Butler expressed her concerns, stating, "I think a political witch hunt or show trial would damage Georgians' faith in both our political and legal system," as reported by FOX 5 Atlanta.
However, Republicans have continued with their investigation. Cowsert argued, "You lose the confidence of the public and the fairness of the criminal justice system if they think prosecutors are engaged in prosecution so their lovers can get rich."
Cowsert hinted that Willis might be summoned to testify before the committee, stating, "It's not a given. I will certainly give her the opportunity, and if I were her, I would want to be heard."