EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump says charges against him in Fulton County, Georgia, “should be dropped,” telling Fox News Digital the case is a “scam,” while District Attorney Fani Willis testified publicly about a supposedly “inappropriate” relationship he had with special people. Prosecutor Nathan Wade.

Willis took the stand in Georgia on Thursday to defend his relationship with Wade, whom he hired in 2021 to help prosecute the former president in a wide-ranging racketeering case related to the 2020 election.

Trump’s co-defendant, Michael Roman, alleged in court filings last month that Willis should be disqualified from the case, alleging that she benefited financially from hiring Wade because of their personal relationship.

Both Willis and Wade confirmed their relationship under oath in court on Thursday, but testified that the romantic relationship began in early 2022 after Wade’s contract in the Trump case began.


Fani Willis and Donald Trump

Fani Willis and Donald Trump (Getty Images)

“There’s no case here,” Trump told Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview during Willis’ testimony. “It’s very tainted. There’s no case here. There was a perfect phone call. It was perfect. But by going after Trump, she can get her boyfriend more money than they ever dreamed of.”

Trump called Willis “disgraced.”

“The case will have to be dropped,” he told Fox News Digital. “There’s no way they can have a case. It was all a scam to get money for the boyfriend.”

Trump said the case is another example of “election interference,” pointing to Wade’s trips to the White House.

Fani Willis and Nathan Wade

Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis and Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade. (Getty Images)

“This is all coming out of the White House. Don’t forget Wade, the lover, spent hours in the White House,” Trump said. “All of this is a use of politics as a weapon.”

He added: “This is about trying to stop someone who is killing them in the polls, and it’s a sad thing for our country to see.”

Trump said the charges against him are simply “a weaponization of law enforcement.”

“And you’re seeing it now because they got caught,” he said. “They caught the two lovers.”

But Trump said the Fulton County case, like the others in separate jurisdictions, are “all the same.”

“This is a total breakdown of law and order and a total breakdown of justice; this is gun use on a level that no one has seen before. No one has seen anything like this,” Trump told Fox News Digital.

Willis removed Trump from his investigation into his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state. Trump was charged with one count of violating the Georgia RICO Act, three counts of criminal solicitation, six counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of filing false documents and two counts of making false statements.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges. Fulton County prosecutors proposed that the trial begin Aug. 5.

Trump spent Thursday morning in a New York City courtroom for a hearing related to charges related to alleged hush payments filed against him by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

A court sketch shows former President Donald Trump appearing in a New York City courtroom in Manhattan.

Former President Donald Trump appears in a New York City courtroom in Manhattan, New York, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. Trump’s request to file civil charges stemming from District Attorney Alvin’s investigation was denied Bragg on alleged hush money payments. (Jane Rosenberg)

New York Judge Juan Merchán denied Trump’s request to dismiss the case entirely and scheduled the trial to begin March 25 in New York City.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree.

Meanwhile, New York Judge Arthur Engoron is expected to rule on Friday in the trial stemming from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit against Trump, his family and his business empire.


James sued Trump, his family and his business empire, alleging that he inflated his financial statements and deceived banks. Trump has denied wrongdoing. The former president has repeatedly said that his assets were actually undervalued. Trump has repeatedly said his financial statements had disclaimers and asked banks to evaluate the numbers.

Letitia James sitting at the Trump trial hearing

New York Attorney General Letitia James sits in the courtroom during the fraud trial of former President Donald Trump and his children on Friday, November 3. (Dave Sanders-Pool/Getty Images)

“Letitia James is worse than this,” Trump said, referring to Willis. “Letitia James campaigned on the slogan ‘I’ll get Trump’; that’s a bigger scam than this.”

“We’re definitely going to sue him, we’re going to be a real pain in the ass,” James once told a fan on video.

James also once called Trump an “existential threat” and said that “the number one issue in this country is defeating Donald Trump.”

New York Judge Arthur Engoran

Judge Arthur Engoron presides over the Trump Organization civil fraud trial in New York State Supreme Court in New York City on November 13, 2023. (ERIN SCHAFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“Nothing else matters,” James said.

Trump told Fox News Digital that Judge Engoron “will do whatever Letitia James wants.”

“This has nothing to do with the law,” Trump said. “It has to do with politics.”

Trump also pointed to last month’s ruling in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case, which requires him to pay Carroll more than $83 million in damages after he denied allegations that he raped her in the 1990s. Trump was never accused of rape.

E. Jean Carroll leaves the court building with lawyers after winning an $83 million judgment against Donald Trump

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 26: E. Jean Carroll (C) and attorney Roberta Kaplan (R) are seen leaving Manhattan Federal Court on January 26, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images) (GWR/Star Max/GC images)

“A woman I have no idea about, have never heard of, and who makes $90 million?” Trump said. “In that case we were abused by a thuggish judge, a Democrat. And that’s another one: this is all the same thing.”

Trump then pointed to “unhinged” special counsel Jack Smith, who charged him in two separate cases, in two separate jurisdictions: one related to the 2020 election and January 6 in Washington, D.C., and another related to his withholding of records. classifieds in Florida.

Jack Smith before commenting on Trump's impeachment

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 1: Special Counsel Jack Smith arrives to deliver remarks on a newly unsealed indictment that includes four felony counts against former United States President Donald Trump on August 1, 2023 in Washington, DC . Trump was charged with four felonies for his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges.


“It’s all corrupt stuff. It’s all politics: using the law to try to stop a party that is substantially ahead, and a particular person who is substantially ahead in every poll, even against Biden,” Trump told Fox NewsDigital. “This is all meant to stop me.”

By Sam