Top Republican Reveals New ‘Whistleblower’ in Fani Willis’s Office

The head of the House Judiciary Committee revealed the information at CPAC.
Top Republican Reveals New ‘Whistleblower’ in Fani Willis’s Office
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan. (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times); Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Jack Phillips

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) revealed on Feb. 23 during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that there is a whistleblower in the office of embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

During the event, Mr. Jordan, head of the House Judiciary Committee, said, “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.

“[The whistleblower 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 the timing of a romantic relationship between the two—the existence of which both have confirmed—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 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 that their relationship started, in 2022, a key claim both made in court earlier this month.

It’s unclear whether Mr. Jordan was referring to Robin Yeartie, a witness in the case who claimed that the two were involved in a relationship in 2019. Ms. Yeartie, 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 the district attorney was appropriately supervising the expenditure of federal grant funding allocated to her office and whether she took actions to conceal her office’s “unlawful use of federal funds.”

As reported by The Washington Free Beacon, Ms. Timpson said troubles within the office started in March 2021 when she stopped an aide to Ms. Willis 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 noted that she was fired in early 2022, saying only that she was terminated because of an “employee discharge.”

But Ms. Willis rejected the claims by saying that the ex-employee’s claims are “false allegations” that are “included in baseless litigation filed by a holdover employee from the previous administration who was terminated for cause,” Politico reported. Her office stated 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,” Ms. Willis said earlier this month.

New Filing and Response

On Feb. 23, the private investigator hired by the Trump team, Charles Mittelstadt, said 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 lived. Mr. Wade testified that he had been to Ms. Willis’s condo fewer than 10 times before he was hired as special prosecutor in November 2021.

In their response, Ms. Willis’s team stated 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 contacted Ms. Willis’s office regarding the allegations but received no response by press time.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X:
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