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Former Trump lawyer admits making ‘misrepresentations’ in election

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

Presiding Disciplinary Judge Bryon Large signed the order Wednesday saying Ellis admitted to violating Colorado ethics rules that “prohibit reckless, knowing, or intentional misrepresentation by attorneys.”

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

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

Former President Donald Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis speaks during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters November 19, 2020 in Washington, DC On Wednesday, Ellis was publicly censured by a Colorado judge for her ‘false statements” regarding the 2020 election.
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Court documents say Ellis agreed she made several ‘misrepresentations’ after Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to President Joe Biden, including numerous instances where Ellis claimed the election had been “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 correct that there was widespread fraud in this election, we have at least six states that have been corrupted, if not more so, by their voting systems,” Ellis said.

In a separate appearance on Fox, Ellis said: “The result 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 has in won in a landslide.”

The court found that in total, Ellis “made 10 false statements on Twitter and in front of national viewers in her capacity as a personal adviser” to Trump, and that she violated the Colorado Code of Conduct “with at least one reckless state of mind”.

The court also ruled that Ellis, “by his conduct undermined the confidence of the American public in the presidential election, violating his duty of candor to the public.”

Ellis had previously been investigated by Colorado prosecutors regulatory counsel Jessica Yates, Colorado Newsline reports.

Ellis served as senior legal counsel for Trump’s campaign as the former president attempted to overturn the results of the 2020 vote, claiming the election was stolen from him due to voter fraud.

In addition to being investigated for malpractice, Ellis was questioned by the Jan. 6 House committee investigating Trump’s actions in relation to the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

According to a summary released by the committee in December, Ellis, along with attorney John Eastman, had “invoked their Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination when asked by the select committee what was the supposed evidence they had discovered that the election had been stolen”. examination.

Ellis also tweeted in January 2022 after being subpoenaed for the inquest that the January 6 committee was “just mad they can’t hang out with me.”

Newsweek contacted Ellis for comment.


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