The hearing, set to take place on Thursday in Atlanta, comes as Willis, who is overseeing the RICO case against the former president in Georgia, is accused of having engaged in an improper relationship with the lead prosecutor, Nathan Wade.
According to the Washington Post, while Trump is scheduled to appear in New York City for a separate legal case related to his business records on Thursday, sources say he has mentioned making his way down to Atlanta.
If the former president does show up, it will be the first time he has appeared in person in the case against him and 18 co-defendants related to their alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.
Allegations of Wade and Willis' alleged impropriety were first brought to light in a court filing by one of Trump's co-defendants, Michael Roman. His lawyer, Ashleigh Merchant, claimed that Willis and Wade "have been engaged in an improper, clandestine personal relationship during the pendency of this case, which has resulted in the special prosecutor, and, in turn, the district attorney, profiting significantly from this prosecution at the expense of the taxpayers."
Court documents revealed that Wade bought plane tickets to locations such as Miami and San Francisco in Willis' name.
Willis has since admitted that she and Wade had a "personal relationship," though she claimed it developed after he was brought on as special prosecutor and "never involved direct or indirect financial benefit" to her.
Roman argued that if the allegations that Willis hired her lover to be on the prosecutorial team are true, Willis' conduct could potentially warrant a dismissal of the charges against him and disqualification of the entire DA's office from future prosecution of the case.
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