Jenna Ellis Breaks Down Admitting Blunders that Tore at Truth
Former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to cooperate in the Georgia criminal case against Donald Trump related to the 2020 election. The 38-year-old agreed to testify, admitted failures to ensure fraud claims were true, and said with “deep remorse” that she would not represent the former president again. Ellis’s testimony could prove pivotal as Trump faces felony charges stemming from efforts to reverse his election defeat.
Breaking down in court, Ellis acknowledged she did not verify facts from other Trump attorneys about alleged voter fraud. “I relied on lawyers with more experience, yet failed at due diligence,” she said. “If I knew then what I know now, I would have declined representing Donald Trump in post-election challenges.” Ellis said election integrity is important, but that she took responsibility for spreading claims without proof. Her guilty plea to aiding false statements carries probation and community service.
The case targets 19 defendants using RICO laws against organized crime. Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis aims to prove an illegal conspiracy. Ellis’s cooperation could strengthen the prosecution as Trump faces years in prison if convicted in Georgia as well as other criminal matters. Her testimony provides a potential insider account of efforts to reverse Trump’s defeat that tore at the truth. The outcome could impact both justice and the next presidential election, as polls show Trump slightly leading Biden in a hypothetical rematch.