Attorney Accuses Fulton DA of “Going Too Far” in Trump Case, Sparks Divorce Drama

ATLANTA, Georgia — In a recent interview, attorney Christine Hastings criticized Fulton district attorney Fani Willis for her aggressive tactics in the ongoing divorce case involving Joycelyn Wade. Hastings deemed Willis’s approach as excessive and characterized some of her claims as being based on falsehoods.

The divorce proceedings became tangentially linked to a high-profile Trump-related election case when an attorney accused Willis of benefiting financially from a secret relationship with Wade. Against this backdrop, Hastings issued a subpoena to Willis for a pretrial deposition and motioned to unseal the Wades’ divorce case, which had been conducted privately for almost two years.

Willis’s attorney, in response, accused Joycelyn Wade of conspiring to obstruct and interfere with the Trump probe using the civil discovery process. The attorney also alleged that Wade had an adulterous relationship with a close friend of her husband’s, leading to the breakdown of their marriage.

Days later, Hastings released credit card statements that appeared to support the claim of a relationship between Willis and Wade. The statements documented travel arrangements made by Nathan Wade for trips with Willis to Napa Valley and the Caribbean in the coming years.

As the divorce case took another twist, Willis and Nathan Wade agreed to a temporary settlement, ending the acrimonious legal battle that had persisted for over two years. The details of the agreement remain confidential, but Hastings confirmed that discovery will continue, with mediation occurring within 45 days if necessary.

In the aftermath of the settlement, Joycelyn Wade’s attorney expressed relief, acknowledging the toll the case had taken on her client’s mental well-being. Furthermore, Hastings disputed claims of a prior affair and refuted the suggestion that it was the cause of the separation.

With the deposition of the special prosecutor pending, the Cobb County judge overseeing the divorce case has yet to decide on whether to quash Willis’s subpoena. If Nathan Wade fails to provide satisfactory answers during his deposition, Willis could still face questioning under oath.

Hastings, standing by her client, described Joycelyn Wade as a kind and thoughtful individual who had endured harassment and threats, prompting her to fear leaving her home. As the legal proceedings continue, Wade is hopeful for a swift resolution and the opportunity to move forward from this challenging chapter.

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