An explosive new report charged embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis fired an employee who alleged taxpayer funds were being misused.
Willis is currently leading the Georgia persecution of former President Donald Trump and several of his associates.
A possible inappropriate relationship with another prosecutor that raised strong ethical questions came to light, and now there is the allegation of the apparent firing of a whistleblower attempting to battle corruption.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, shortly after taking over the DA’s office, Willis had a meeting with Amanda Timpson. She was in charge of working to keep nonviolent youthful suspects out of the juvenile court system.
The outlet reviewed a recording of the meeting in which Timpson told Willis that she was unjustifiably demoted. She asserted it was for objecting to the district attorney’s campaign aide’s plan to funnel federal grant money into uses it was not intended for.
The funds were earmarked for a young gang prevention initiative.
BREAKING: Audio Leaked of Whistleblower, Amanda Timpson, Privately Warning #FaniWillis in 2021 that her Top Aide, Michael Cuffee was Misusing Federal Funds
56 days later after this audio, Willis fired the Amanda and perp walked her out of the office.
• Cuffee wanted to do… pic.twitter.com/g41Hmnfm72
— 🇺🇲Salty Texan (@texan_maga) January 31, 2024
In the audio, Timpson is heard telling Willis that Michael Cuffee “wanted to do things with grants that were impossible, and I kept telling him, like, ‘We can’t do that.’”
The whistleblower said that Cuffee told staffers, “We’re going to get MacBooks, we’re going to get swag, we’re going to use it for travel.” Timpson responded by warning him, “You cannot do that, it’s a very, very specific grant.”
The funds were to open a Center for Youth Empowerment and Gang Prevention. That facility has not become a reality.
Timpson said Cuffee “did not know what he was doing. Period.” Despite — or because of — alerting Willis to the ethical danger, she said she was demoted.
The DA appeared to accept what Timpson reported, claiming to “respect” the assessment. That changed, however, when Willis terminated Timpson on Jan. 14, 2022.
She had the whistleblower escorted out of the building by armed personnel, according to Timpson.
Timpson told the Examiner that the scenario involving Cuffee and the current Nathan Wade scandal are remarkably similar. Both, she said, involve “ethical violations, abuse of power, and the misuse of county, state and federal funds.”
Wade is the prosecutor hired by Willis to carry out Trump’s prosecution while the DA allegedly had an affair with him.