Bombshell New Phone Records Reveal Fani Willis and Nathan Wade May Have Lied Under Oath

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Newly released cell phone data may undermine Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and her paramour Nathan Wade’s claims that their romantic relationship didn’t begin until after she hired him as special prosecutor in the election interference case against former President Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants in Georgia.

According to a bombshell court filing from Trump’s legal team, Wade was in Willis’ neighborhood dozens of times in the 11 months leading up to his November 2021 start date.

On Friday’s show, Megyn was joined by attorney Phil Holloway to discuss the latest revelations and what it could mean for Willis’ chances of staying on the case.

New Phone Records

On Friday, Trump’s attorney Steven Sadow filed a defense exhibit brief in Fulton County Superior Court that included an affidavit from defense investigator Charles Mittelstadt certifying the analysis of cell phone records subpoenaed by Ashleigh Merchant, the attorney of Trump co-defendant Michael Roman.

The phone data was analyzed using a highly regarded geofencing tool called CellHawk and found that Wade made a minimum of 35 visits to Willis’ Hapeville, GA, neighborhood between January and November 2021. Additionally, the subpoenaed records show some 2,000 voice calls and 12,000 text messages between the pair in the 11-month span.

The data purports to show that Wade was at the condo Willis was leasing from her former friend and colleague Robin Yeartie overnight on at least two occasions. He allegedly arrived on September 11, 2021, at 10:45pm and left at 3:28am on September 12. He arrived back at his home at 4:05am and reportedly sent a text message to Willis at 4:20am. 

A similar series of events occurred between November 29 and November 30, 2021. While that is after Wade was hired as special prosecutor, it is before the duo said they started dating.

During the evidentiary hearing on the motion to remove Willis from the Trump case last Friday, both she and Wade claimed their relationship began in early 2022. Furthermore, Wade testified that he did not visit Willis’ condo more than 10 times before being hired on November 1, 2021.

Is There More?

Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee will now have to decide whether or not to admit the cell phone data into evidence. A source told CBS News that the Fulton County DA’s office is rapidly working on a legal response to the defense filing that will offer an alternative interpretation of the data.

Both Holloway and Megyn agree that Merchant and Sadow’s cross-examination of Willis and Wade last week suggests they were sitting on this data and trying to secure testimony that would ultimately undermine the pair’s credibility. 

And Holloway is inclined to believe there is more where that came from. “Do you think that this was the only evidence that the Trump and Roman defense teams were holding back? I’m pretty sure they’ve got more,” he said. “What’s going to happen is we’re going to see [the DA’s office] come out with some cockamamie-type response and then round two comes.”

Ultimately, Holloway sees this slow drip as part of a larger strategy. “It’s the kind of thing where you give them enough rope and let them hang themselves,” he concluded. “That’s exactly what these defense lawyers are doing, and they are doing it exquisitely.”

You can check out Megyn’s full interview with Holloway by tuning in to episode 730 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.