Former Trump Lawyer Admits to Her Election ‘Misrepresentations’

Jenna Ellis, former legal adviser to President Donald Trump, has been publicly censured by a Colorado judge for statements she made during the 2020 election.

Presiding Disciplinary Judge Bryon Large signed the order on Wednesday stating that Ellis had acknowledged she violated Colorado’s Rules of Professional Conduct that “prohibit reckless, knowing, or intentional misrepresentations by attorneys.”

“She violated this rule when, as counsel to President Trump and the Trump campaign, she made a number of public statements about the November 2020 presidential election that were false,” read the order.

The court’s public censure for Ellis is effective immediately.

Jenna Ellis Censored for 2020 Statements
Former attorney to President Donald Trump Jenna Ellis is shown speaking during a press conference at Republican National Committee headquarters on November 19, 2020, in Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, Ellis was publicly censured by a judge in Colorado for her “misrepresentations” regarding the 2020 election.
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Court documents state that Ellis agreed that she made several “misrepresentations” after Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to President Joe Biden, including many instances of Ellis claiming that the election was “manipulated” or “stolen from President Trump.”

Ellis once claimed while appearing on Fox News’ Mornings with Maria that Trump had “won in a landslide.”

“President Trump is right that there was widespread fraud in this election, we have at least six states that were corrupted, if not more, through their voting systems,” Ellis said.

In a separate appearance on Fox, Ellis said: “The outcome of this election is actually fraudulent. It’s wrong, and we understand that when we subtract all the illegal ballots, you can see that President Trump actually won in a landslide.”

The court concluded that, in total, Ellis “made 10 misrepresentations on Twitter and to nationally televised audiences in her capacity as personal counsel” to Trump, and that

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Trump Heads to Nevada and Arizona Rally as Legal Pressure Builds

Former President Donald Trump is set to hold rallies to support his endorsed candidates in Nevada and Arizona this weekend as legal pressure from several investigations continues to build.

Arizona and Nevada are two of the most closely divided battleground states, and both are home to several competitive races ahead of the November 8 midterm elections that will serve as a test of Trump’s popularity among the general electorate. He endorsed more than 200 candidates, most of whom won their GOP primaries, in an effort to maintain his grip on the Republican Party before a potential 2024 presidential bid.

Trump will speak in Minden, Nevada, on Saturday night alongside candidates such as Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who is running in the gubernatorial race, and former state Attorney General Adam Laxalt, the GOP nominee in the US Senate race. On Sunday, he will travel to Mesa, Arizona, to rally behind Kari Lake in the gubernatorial race and Blake Masters in the Senate race.

The rallies come amid several ongoing investigations into Trump’s conduct and businesses. The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, riot—when a mob of Trump supporters violently protested at the US Capitol building in a failed attempt at forcing Congress to block President Joe Biden’s electoral win—is set to hold a hearing this week. Several other investigations continue to make slow progress, as well.

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Above, former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, on September 23. Trump is set to hold rallies in Nevada and Arizona this weekend as legal pressure continues to build in several investigations.
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January 6 Committee to Hold Hearing This Week

The January 6 committee is set to hold its first hearing in weeks on Thursday, October 13 at 1 pm ET.

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Candidates for top Arizona election job spar in debate

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona lawmaker who embraces election conspiracies and has former President Donald Trump’s endorsement sparred with the Democrat who helped oversee the 2020 election in Maricopa County in a debate Thursday evening as they each seek the state’s top elections post.

The two vying to be the next secretary of state — Republican Rep. Mark Finchem and Democrat Adrian Fontes, the former Maricopa County recorder — had vastly differing views on the outcome of the 2020 election, the violent attack on Congress and how to run elections going forward.

Finchem said he would not have certified the 2020 results in two of Arizona’s 15 counties because he said they were “irredeemably compromised.” He pointed to Yuma County, where two women have pleaded guilty to illegally collecting a few ballots and await sentencing.

He said that was just one example of the problems that he believes merited not allowing that small county and those in the state‘s most populous, Maricopa, to be certified. No evidence has been uncovered to show that the problems were large enough to change the results that saw then-President Donald lose in Arizona.

“I’m not talking about overturning an election. I’m talking about declaring one county’s election as irredeemably compromised,” Finchem said. “Now if that alters the outcome of the election, that’s a different story.”

Fontes, who lost his 2020 reelection bid, said the courts are the place for those issues to be hashed out, as they often are.

“What we now have is an entire set of fiction that has somehow managed to make a lot of money for some people outside of the regular norms that we expect,” Fontes said. “This is a chaotic way of reading-dressing a political loss.”

Fontes said voters need stability and predictability in elected

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Trump’s legal team critical of documents investigation calling it ‘misguided’

Former president Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally to support local candidates at the Mohegan Sun Arena on September 03, 2022 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A criminal investigation into the presence of top-secret information at trump-documents-probe”former President Donald Trump’s Florida home has “spiraled out of control,” his lawyers said Monday in urging a judge to leave in place a directive that temporarily halted core aspects of the Justice Department’s probe.

The Trump team also referred to the documents that were specialized as “purported” classified records, suggesting his lawyers do not concede the Justice Department’s contention that highly sensitive, top-secret documents were found by the FBI in its Aug. 8 search of Mar-a-Lago. The lawyers also asserted that there is no evidence any of the records were ever disclosed to anyone, and that at least some of the documents belong to him and not to the Justice Department.

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The 21-page filing underscores the significant factual and legal disagreements between lawyers for Trump and the US government as the Justice Department looks to move forward with its criminal investigation into the illegal retention of national defense information at Mar-a-Lago and into the potential obstruction of that probe.

The investigation hit a roadblock last week when US District Judge Aileen Cannon granted the Trump team’s request for the appointment of an independent arbitrator, also known as a special master, to review the hidden records and prohibit for now the department from examining the documents for investigative purposes.

The Justice Department has asked the judge to lift that hold and said it would appeal her ruling to a federal appeals court.

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Bill Barr slams Trump’s special master request as ‘red herring’ as legal battle with DOJ continues

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The legal fight between former President Donald Trump and the Department of Justice escalated Friday morning when the DOJ released a detailed inventory of the documents hidden in last month’s Mar-a-Lago raid.

The inventory list comes following an order from Florida Federal Judge Aileen M. Cannon, who is deciding whether to appoint a “special master” to the case.

On “America Reports” on Friday, former Attorney General Bill Barr criticized Trump’s push for a “special master” as a distraction from the details of the case and argued it is not likely to be granted.

“I think the whole idea of ​​a special master is a bit of a red herring,” Barr told hosts Sandra Smith and John Roberts. “I think it’s a waste of time.”

TRUMP FBI RAID: DOJ RELEASES MORE DETAILS ON DOCUMENTS TAKEN FROM MAR-A-LAGO

This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug.  30, 2022, and redacted by in part by the FBI, shows a photo of documents hidden during the Aug.  8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug. 30, 2022, and redacted by in part by the FBI, shows a photo of documents hidden during the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
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Since the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, the former president has slammed the DOJ for what he argues was a politically motivated witch hunt. Trump recently called for a special master to hold an independent review of the documents.

According to details revealed in the warrant, affidavit and the inventory list, dozens of the documents hidden from Trump’s property were classified materials. A portion of the items taken were not classified, with several entries labeled “Article of Clothing/Gift Item.”

Trump has claimed the documents at his Florida home were documents he had “declassified” prior to leaving office and were protected under executive privilege.

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Trump’s Attorney Wants Out, Fortenberry Lands Job

Welcome to the Checks & Rewards newsletter. Today we look at a congressman-cum-felon’s new employer, solve a mystery about a $35,000 payment and hear Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue” playing nonstop in our heads.


Trump’s Attorney Wants To Quit ‘Electric Avenue’ Lawsuit

An attorney defending Donald Trump in the copyright-infringement suit brought by singer Eddy Grant asked the judge to allow his firm to withdraw as counsel on Monday.

In September 2020, Grant sued Trump and his campaign, alleging a tweet from the then-president that included a video of the 1983 hit “Electric Avenue” allowed him to benefit politically and financially from Grant’s work. within weeks, Kenneth Caruso of Mukasey Frenchman LLP informed the Southern District of New York that he would be representing Trump and the campaign.

Now, with the case in discovery, Caruso wants out. He filed a motion in the Southern District of New York this week asking to be relieved as counsel. In an accompanying declaration that explained the request, Caruso wrote that his firm’s services are no longer needed and that it is not seeking a lien against Trump.

His work on the case seemed to have slowed down recently. The Make America Great Again PAC, which arose out of Trump’s presidential campaign, paid Caruso’s law firm $103,000 since September 2020, just $8,200 of which came in 2022, according to the most-recent campaign finance records. No other political committees have reported paying the firm.

Darren Saunders of Peroff Saunders PC, who joined Trump’s defense team a couple months after the suit was filedwill continue to represent the former president.

Caruso and spokespeople for the Trump campaign did not respond to requests for comment. Caruso’s filing was first reported by Reuters.

If the motion is granted, Caruso would be at least

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Trump legal team advances broad view of presidential powers, unsealed FBI documents show

WASHINGTON — A newly unsealed FBI document about the investigation at Mar-a-Lago not only offers new details about the probe but also reveals clues about the arguments of former President Donald Trump’s legal team intends to make.

A May 25 letter from one of his lawyers, attached as an exhibit to the search affidavit, advances a broad view of presidential power, asserting that the commander-in-chief has absolute authority to declassify whatever he wants — and also that the “primary ” law governing the handling of US classified information simply doesn’t apply to the president himself.

The arguments weren’t persuasive enough to the Justice Department to prevent an FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate this month, and the affidavit in any event makes clear that investigators are focused on more recent activity — long after Trump left the White House and lost the legal authorities that came with it. Even so, the letter suggests that a defense strategy anchored around presidential powers, a strategy employed during special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation when Trump actually was president, may again be in play as the probe proceeds.

It’s perhaps not surprising that Trump’s legal team might look for ways to distinguish a former president from other citizens given the penalties imposed over the years for mishandling handling government secrets, including a nine-year prison sentence issued to a former National Security Agency contractor who stored two decades’ worth of classified documents at his Maryland home.

But many legal experts are dubious that claims of such presidential power will hold

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Trump offered his latest lawyer the job without having met him after other attorneys turned him down, report says

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The attorney Evan Corcoran, who currently represents former President Donald Trump.Nathan Howard/Getty Images

  • Attorney Evan Corcoran has been working for Trump since April, The Washington Post reported.

  • Trump hired Corcoran during a conference call without having ever met him, a source told The Post.

  • Trump is said to be struggling to get good lawyers to represent him, a claim he denies.

Former President Donald Trump offered his latest top lawyer a job without having ever met him, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Trump hired Evan Corcoran, a former federal prosecutor, in April, The Post reported. An unnamed source familiar with the exchange told the newspaper that Trump’s job offer came after other lawyers had declined to work for him.

Corcoran got the job after a Trump advisor introduced him to the former president during a conference call with other lawyers and aids, the source told The Post.

“There was no vetting done by the president,” the person told The Post. “The president got on the call, asked him his name, and if he wanted to do this work, and he said yes.”

Trump is currently facing a mountain of legal challengesincluding an investigation into whether the Trump Organization in New York violated finance laws, and several probes into wrongdoing relating to the 2020 election.

Corcoran is helping Trump in his lawsuit against the Department of Justice over the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago and investigations into his trump-turns-to-lawyer-on-bannon-s-losing-case-for-doj-talks#xj4y7vzkg” data-ylk=”slk:actions” class=”link “actions during the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

Representatives for Trump and Corcoran did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

It is unclear whether Trump had at least heard of Corcoran before hiring him.

Corcoran represented the former Trump aide Stephen Bannon at his trial last month for defying a subpoena from the January 6

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If Trump gets convicted of the Espionage Act, he faces a 10-year prison sentence, legal analyst says

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Former US President Donald Trump waves while walking to a vehicle outside of Trump Tower in New York City on August 10, 2022. –STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images

  • The Espionage Act is among the three laws Donald Trump may have violated following the FBI raid.

  • Trump, if convicted of violating the Espionage Act, faces 10 years in prison, a legal analyst said.

  • “We’re talking about real serious crimes here,” Lisa Rubin, a legal analyst, told MSNBC.

A legal analyst said former President Donald Trump could receive a 10-year prison sentence if he’s convicted of violating the Espionage Acta law that dates back to World War I.

The statute “that puts him in the most danger is far as I know right now, is 18 USC 793, that’s a portion of The Espionage Act, for which each violation carries a maximum penalty of 10 years,” said Lisa Rubin, legal analyst with the Rachel Maddow Show.

The law essentially bars anyone from sharing or disseminating information that could potentially harm or disadvantage the US.

Rubin’s remarks come amid an FBI probe into the former president’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. The FBI on Monday conducted a raid on his Florida property, and unsealed court documents reveal that the probe was part of an investigation into whether Trump had violated three laws related to the handling of government documents.

The FBI during its search recovered 11 boxes containing classified records that Trump took with him from the White House once he left office, according to the court records made public Friday. Some of the boxes were distinctly marked as “top secret,” Insider’s Sonam Sheth reported.

“We’re talking about real serious crimes here,” Rubin said.

Trump has so far denied all assertions of wrongdoing, saying that he had “trump-mar-a-lago-what-are-classified-documents-2022-8?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=yahoo.com” data-ylk=”slk:declassified” class=”link

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