Former Trump lawyer admits post-election misrepresentations

As recently as 2016, Jenna Ellis was not a Donald Trump admirer. She repeatedly described the then-candidate as an “idiot,” adding that she considered him an “unethical, corrupt, lying, criminal, dirtbag.” Ellis even took aim at Trump’s supporters, saying they didn’t care about “facts or logic.”

Ellis nevertheless joined Trump’s legal team a few years ago, becoming a rather enthusiastic proponent, not only of her client’s lies about his 2020 defeat, but also of radical tactics that would allow the then-president to remain in office despite the election results. We later learned that Ellis also exchanged hundreds of text messages with then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in the runup to Jan. 6, and ultimately took the Fifth in response to questions about those communications. Ellis was also ordered to testify before the special grand jury in Georgia that investigated alleged election interference efforts.

But while much of the public has come to expect few consequences for Republican lawyers who engage in such tactics, as NBC News reported, Ellis has had to pay a price for trying to deceive the public.

Jenna Ellis, an attorney who advised then-President Donald Trump as he tried to overturn the 2020 election results, was censured for misconduct Wednesday by a Colorado Supreme Court judge. The Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel said that Ellis violated a Colorado rule for professional conduct that prohibits “misrepresentation” by attorneys.

To be sure, Ellis is not the first lawyer in Trump’s orbit to face this kind of scrutiny. As a Politico report noted, Rudy Giuliani’s law license was suspended, while Jeffrey Clark and John Eastman are awaiting disciplinary proceedings. She also isn’t the first election denier to face court sanctions.

What makes this story especially notable, however, is the fact that Ellis, as part

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Yet Another Trump Lawyer Is Scorched by Representing Him

Jenna Ellis, an attorney for Donald Trump, has become the latest lawyer to be punished for their actions while working for the former president.

Ellis has been censured by a Colorado court after she admitted during disciplinary proceedings to misrepresenting evidence about the 2020 election, including falsely claiming it had been “stolen” from Trump.

Ellis is not the first Trump attorney to have faced sanctions—or even criminal prosecution—while defending the former president, but is the first lawyer to admit she misrepresented evidence of widespread voter fraud in the last election.

Other Trump attorneys are also facing disciplinary action after getting involved in the former president’s post-election efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

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Jenna Ellis, former Legal Adviser and Counsel to former President Donald Trump, speaks during the election night party for Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano at The Orchards on May 17, 2022 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
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In June 2021, Rudy Giuliani had his law license temporarily suspended after a New York court ruled that he made “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about the 2020 election result. Giuliani could still lose his law license after a bar discipline committee in Washington, D.C ruled in December 2022 that he violated at least one professional rule while helping Trump challenge the 2020 election results.

In January 2023, Trump lawyer John Eastman was charged with 11 disciplinary offenses by the State Bar of California for allegedly plotting with the former president a plan “unsupported by facts or law” to overturn the 2020 election results by obstructing the count of electoral votes of certain states. Eastman’s attorney, Randall Miller, told Newsweek in a statement in January that his client disputes “every aspect” of the disciplinary charges filed against him.

Other Trump lawyers

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Former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis censured in Colorado over 2020 statements

Jenna Ellis, an attorney who advised then-President Donald Trump as he tried to overturn the 2020 election results, was censured for misconduct Wednesday by a Colorado Supreme Court judge.

The Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel said that Ellis violated a Colorado rule for professional conduct that prohibits “misrepresentation” by attorneys.

The office said Ellis made a series of public statements about the 2020 election that were false.

“The public censure in this matter reinforces that even if engaged in political speech, there is a line attorneys cannot cross, particularly when they are speaking in a representative capacity,” the office said in a statement.

Bryon M. Large, a presiding disciplinary judge for the state’s Supreme Court, approved the censure.

In an opinion, Large said that Ellis had “repeatedly” put forward misrepresentations on national TV and on Twitter that undermined public confidence in the 2020 presidential election.

Last month, Ellis’ lawyer had filed a stipulation agreeing to a public censure of his client and acknowledging 10 misrepresentations in the aftermath of the 2020 election, including repeatedly claiming that the election was stolen from Trump.

Ellis also acknowledged misleading comments stemming from claims she made on Fox Business about affidavits from witnesses, voter intimidation and statistics that proved a “coordinated effort” to transfer votes from Trump to Biden. According to the signed stipulation, she made similar claims on Twitter.

Fox News and the Fox Corp. are facing a $1.6 billion defamation suit filed by Dominion Voting Systems over on-air claims that the company “rigged” the 2020 election.

Ellis’ stipulation also noted that while she was a member of Trump’s legal team, she was not the counsel of record for any of the lawsuits that challenged election results.

Ellis served as Trump’s senior legal adviser from February 2019

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Donald Trump’s Latest Legal Battle May Finally Force Him to Confront His Jan. 6 Actions

Donald Trump is navigating quite a few legal situations right now, but the January 6, 2021, subpoena that is coming his way may finally force him to confront how he played a role in the insurrection. By consistently claiming the election was stolen, and then being a major part of an effort to overturn the 2020 election results, according to the evidence presented in the investigation, he may be facing his darkest day yet.

The January 6th committee has put forth information that he was struggling to accept the fact that Joe Biden beat him in the election and as a result, took no issue with his supporters, some of whom were armed, storming the Capitol. During that time, legislators, including then-Vice President Mike Pence, attempted to verify the election results while their safety was being compromised.

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The committee’s vice chairwoman, Representative Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, stated, “None of this is normal, acceptable or lawful in our republic.” Right before the group took a public vote to subpoena Donald Trump, Cheney noted, “We are obligated to seek answers directly from the man who set this all in motion. And every American is entitled to those answers.” The subpoena is expected to be issued in the coming days.

While many political pundits think Donald Trump will challenge the subpoena, there are other Washington, DC insiders who think differently. According to The New York Times sources, the former president doesn’t seem to be opposed to testing, but he reportedly wants to do it live. With time running out with the midterm elections coming up, and Republicans favored to win the majority in the House of Representatives, the committee will likely agree to his terms in order to wrap up the investigation as swiftly as

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