(TheRedWire.com) – Jenna Ellis, a former attorney for the Trump campaign, tearfully told a judge in the Georgia election interference case that she had regretted her choice to represent then-President Trump after the 2020 presidential election. Ellis is the fourth defendant in this case to accept a plea deal in this case.
Before accepting the plea, Ellis told Scott McAfee, the Fulton County Superior Court Judge in charge of this case, that had she known then what she now knew, she would not have accepted to represent the former President in the “post-election challenges.”
She added that when looking back at the experience, she was full of “deep remorse” and took complete responsibility for her actions before the Fulton County court and the Colorado bar had censured her over her involvement in this case. She proceeded to apologize to the “people of Georgia.”
Two other former Trump campaign attorneys have already accepted plea deals in this case. Much like them, Ellis has also agreed to testify before her co-defendants, including former President Donald Trump.
As part of the deal, Ellis has been sentenced to five years probation and will be required to write an apology letter to the citizens of Georgia. During Tuesday’s briefing, she pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting false statements and writings.
Ellis argued that at the time, she relied on others with more experience to provide her with reliable information, but she failed to ensure that the facts they gave her were true.
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