And the hits keep coming for former President Donald Trump.
Jenna Ellis is the latest in a growing list of lawyers to accept a plea deal from the prosecution in the election fraud case against Donald Trump in Georgia. She has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and serve 5 years of probation.
She pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting false statements and writings during Trump’s election challenges in the state of Georgia, tearfully telling the judge that she made grave mistakes in not verifying the information she was getting, as one of Trump’s lawyers, during the election.
If history is any guide, Trump will probably disavow he even knew Ellis.
“As an attorney who is also a Christian, I take my responsibilities as a lawyer very seriously, and I endeavor to be a person of sound moral and ethical character in all of my dealings,” she told the Judge, expressing remorse for her mistakes.
Her statement continued:
“In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, I believed that challenging the results on behalf of President Trump should be pursued in a just and legal way. I endeavored to represent my client to the best of my ability. I relied on others, including lawyers with many more years of experience than I to provide me with true and reliable information, especially since my role involved speaking to the media and to legislators in various states. What I did not do, but should have done, Your Honor, was to make sure that the facts the other lawyers alleged to be true were in fact true. In the frenetic pace of attempting to raise challenges to the election in several states, including Georgia, I failed to do my due diligence. I believe in and I value election integrity. If I knew then what I know now, I would have declined to represent Donald Trump in these post-election challenges. I look back on this whole experience with deep remorse. For those failures of mine, Your Honor, I have taken responsibility already before the Colorado Bar who censured me, and I now take responsibility before this court and apologize to the people of Georgia. Thank you.“