Jenna Ellis: From Trump’s Defender to Guilty Pleader Jenna Ellis, a lawyer and renowned conservative media personality, admitted guilt to a felony charge linked to endeavors to challenge Donald Trump’s electoral defeat in Georgia during the 2020 polls. Overwhelmed with emotion, Ellis expressed to the presiding judge her deep regret concerning the episode.
Fourth Defendant to Strike a Plea Bargain Marking her position as the fourth accused to strike an agreement with the prosecution, Ellis had played an assertive role in advocating for Trump during his reelection bid. Along with the ex-Republican president, she faced charges with 17 others for breaching the state’s anti-racketeering statutes.
Details of the Charges Ellis conceded guilt to a single felony count, specifically for endorsing and assisting with false declarations and documents. Originally, she was up against allegations under Georgia’s RICO Act, also known as the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and was accused of urging a public official to breach their oath — both serious felonies.
Ellis’ Emotional Reckoning After acknowledging her guilt, Ellis took the stand, evidently distressed, sharing her reservations and second thoughts. She revealed that had she possessed the clarity then that she does now, she would have abstained from representing Trump post the 2020 election outcome. Ellis attributed her choices to her reliance on more seasoned attorneys, lamenting her lack of due diligence in confirming the accuracy of the information they presented to her.