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Fulton County DA Fani Willis stunned her lawyer and Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee when she unexpectedly strolled into the courtroom on Thursday.

Judge McAfee held an evidentiary hearing to decide whether to disqualify Willis for a “clandestine relationship” with lead prosecutor Nathan Wade.

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Court observers say Willis was anxious to testify because Wade threw her under the bus during his earlier testimony.

Wade said Willis repaid him “in cash” for luxury trips they took together and other expenses.

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He said he didn’t deposit the cash in a bank and he had no receipts.

Willis confirmed Wade’s statement, saying she paid him back for airline tickets and cruises.

“He tells me how much it is and I give him the money back,” Willis said, using street lingo. “I don’t do my friends like that. So if you tell me it’s a G then you gon’ get a thousand dollars.”

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Willis said she kept up to $15,000 in cash in her home. She claimed the money came from a $50,000 401K loan she took out during her first campaign.

But Willis adamantly refused a request to turn over her bank records to prove her claim.

“I’m not on trial,” she told defense attorney Ashleigh Merchant. “These people are on trial for trying to steal an election in 2020.”

Willis also claimed her relationship with Wade ended in August 2023.

One eye-opening moment in the hearing came when Willis appeared rattled by Merchant’s line of questioning. She completely fell apart on the witness stand.

“It is a lie! It is a lie!” Willis screamed, prompting the judge to quickly call a 5-minute recess.

Another eyebrow-raising moment came when Willis seemed to forget what the legal term “hostile witness” meant.

When she was accused of acting like a “hostile witness,” Willis responded, “I very much want to be here, so I am not a hostile witness.”

The judge clarified to Willis that “hostile witness” didn’t mean that she was being hostile. He told her it meant that she was an “adverse” witness whose interests are opposed to Merchant’s interests.

But Willis still seemed confused by the legal term.

Democrat allies praised Willis for being a “strong Black woman” in court. But others noted her lack of composure and emotional outbursts on the stand.

Willis and Wade previously filed court documents claiming their relationship started in 2022. But a former colleague and close friend of Willis confirmed that the relationship began in 2019.

An MSNBC legal analyst said Fani is on track to be disqualified for lying to the court about the start of her and Wade’s relationship.

But legal observers say the judge only has to determine whether she “benefited financially” from her romance with Wade.

Lavern Spicer, a Republican congressional candidate in Florida’, tweeted that Willis set Black women back.

“She tried to act all street and hood try get us on her side to cover up for her years of corruption,” Spicer wrote.

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green tweeted: “Fani Willis talking about all her trips with world traveler Nathan Wade. When will she talk about her trips to Washington and how they colluded with the Jan 6 Committee, DOJ and the White House?”