Fani Willis Fired Whistleblower Employee Who Exposed Office Corruption

Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis — who is prosecuting former President Donald Trump on charges of election interference in the 2020 election — previously fired an employee who blew the whistle on misuse of federal funds in her office, according to exclusive audio obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.

In the audio, Amanda Timpson — a district attorney’s office employee responsible for “alternatives to the juvenile court system” for nonviolent juvenile offenders — speaks to Willis to blow the whistle on a Willis aide who she alleges demoted her after she warned that he was misusing federal grant money intended for a youth gang prevention program.

Timpson alleges the aide, Michael Cuffee, wanted to use a portion of the $488,000 federal grant to pay for “swag,” computers, and travel expenses.

“He wanted to do things with grants that were impossible, and I kept telling him, like, ‘We can’t do that,'” Timpson says in the audio from a Nov. 19, 2021 meeting with Willis. “He told everybody … ‘We’re going to get MacBooks, we’re going to get swag, we’re going to use it for travel.’ I said, ‘You cannot do that, it’s a very, very specific grant.'”

“I respect that is your assessment,” Willis says in response. “And I’m not saying that your assessment is wrong.” Less than two months after the meeting, Willis fired Timpson and had seven armed officers escort her from the premises.

The following year, Timpson filed a whistleblower complaint alleging wrongful termination. Willis issued a statement in response saying Timpson was a “holdover from the prior administration” terminated because she failed “to meet the standards of the new administration.”

Willis is prosecuting a case against former President Donald Trump for allegations related to the 2020 election. The judge may remove her from the case after details emerged in January of a clandestine affair she allegedly had with Georgia prosecutor Nathan Wade. It may have involved inappropriate exchanges of money as well.

“My case and Nathan Wade’s case are very similar when you break them down point by point,” told the Washington Free Beacon. “Ethical violations, abuse of power, and the misuse of county, state, and federal funds.”