Top Republican Reveals New Whistleblower in Fani Willis’s Office

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
February 25, 2024US News
Top Republican Reveals New Whistleblower in Fani Willis’s Office
(Left) Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images); (Right) Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times)

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) revealed Friday during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) a whistleblower in the office of embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

During the event, Mr. Jordan, the head of the House Judiciary Committee, said that “there’s a whistleblower in her office who we have talked to, the committee staff.”

“The whistleblower, I think she’s 4’11, but Fani Willis had like seven police officers escort her out when she fired this lady. She raised the concern that Ms. Willis was not following the rules of grant dollars in an appropriate manner,” he said.

The individual, he said, is “now talking with our office, and we’ll see how that goes. But that’s why we have subpoenaed documents related to this.”

Over the past several weeks, significant allegations against Ms. Willis and her special prosecutor, Nathan Wade, have emerged, triggering several court motions and hearings during which Ms. Willis and Mr. Wade have testified. The allegations center around a relationship between the two—which both have confirmed—the timing of the relationship, and whether Ms. Willis financially benefitted from the arrangement.

Ms. Willis hired Mr. Wade in November 2021 to handle the racketeering and election case against former President Donald Trump and several other co-defendants.  Late last week, President Trump’s team said they hired a private investigator to use a program to provide data on Mr. Wade’s cellphone, suggesting that Mr. Wade was actively engaged in a relationship many months before they claimed their relationship started, in 2022, a key claim both made in court earlier this month.

It’s unclear if Mr. Jordan was referring to Robin Yeartie, a witness in the case who claimed they were involved in a relationship in 2009. The woman—who had owned the property where Ms. Willis had lived and was her friend, testified that she was forced to resign from the Fulton County District Attorney’s office several years ago.

However, there have been reports that the whistleblower could be another former employee at the office, Amanda Timpson.

Mr. Jordan sent a letter to Ms. Willis’s office several weeks ago, saying the employee was fired because she was being retaliated against, which he said raises “serious concerns about whether you were appropriately supervising the expenditure of federal grant funding allocated to your office and whether you took actions to conceal your office’s unlawful use of federal funds.”

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, she said troubles within the office started in March 2021 when she stopped a Willis aide from allegedly trying to obtain funds from a $488,000 federal grant for an anti-gang violence organization to instead pay for travel, computers, and other items. The report added that she was fired in early 2022, only saying she was terminated due to an “employee discharge.”

But Ms. Willis rejected the claims by saying that the ex-employees claims are “false allegations” that are “included in baseless litigation filed by a holdover employee from the previous administration who was terminated for cause,” reported Politico. Her office said that she failed “to meet the standards of the new administration.”

“Any examination of the records of our grant programs will find that they are highly effective and conducted in cooperation with the Department of Justice and in compliance with all Department of Justice requirements,” she said earlier this month.

New Filing and Response

On Feb. 23, the private investigator hired by the Trump team said that he analyzed cellphone location data of Mr. Wade showing that he visited the neighborhood south of Atlanta where Ms. Willis lived at least 35 times during the first 11 months of 2021, adding that he specifically visited the condo in which the district attorney had lived. Mr. Wade had testified that he had been to the Willis condo fewer than 10 times before he was hired as special prosecutor in November 2021.

In a response filed with the court late Friday, Ms. Willis’s team said President Trump’s lawyers are trying to introduce inadmissible evidence and that even if the judge were to consider it, “the phone records simply do not prove anything relevant.”

The investigator, Charles Mittelstadt, wrote that the data show that Mr. Wade visited the area in Hapeville where Willis lived at least 35 times during the first 11 months of 2021. Mr. Wade had testified during a hearing last week that he had visited the Hapeville condo where Willis was living fewer than 10 times before he was hired as special prosecutor on Nov. 1, 2021.

In their filing, Ms. Willis’s team said that the cellphone records “do nothing more than demonstrate that Special Prosecutor Wade’s telephone was located somewhere within a densely populated multiple-mile radius where various residences, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and other businesses are located.”

The Epoch Times has contacted Ms. Willis’s office regarding the allegations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

From The Epoch Times

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