Former President Donald J. Trump’s lawyer in Atlanta asked a judge on Friday for more time to review “salacious” allegations against two prosecutors leading the racketeering case against Mr. Trump, saying he may join an effort to disqualify them.
The matter came up during a hearing in the election interference case against Mr. Trump and 14 of his allies. The office of Fani T. Willis, the Fulton County district attorney, has yet to respond to a court filing on Monday that accused her of being romantically involved with the lead prosecutor she hired for the Trump case, Nathan Wade.
Mr. Wade has reaped more than $650,000 in legal fees since Ms. Willis hired him in November 2021. The filing said that Ms. Willis had been “profiting significantly from this prosecution at the expense of the taxpayers,” charging that she and Mr. Wade had taken vacations together with money he made working for her office.
The development has energized Republicans and raised questions about Ms. Willis’s judgment as she tries one of the highest-profile cases in the country. On Friday, Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, a Trump ally and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, used the allegations as the basis for seeking more records from the district attorney’s office.
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