Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is determined to see Donald Trump behind bars.
Willis is unleashing the full force of a weaponized legal system to make sure that happens.
And Fani Willis forced one tearful confession that has Donald Trump on edge.
Jenna Ellis became the third Trump attorney to plead guilty to minor charges unrelated to the RICO crimes that Willis accused the former President, Ellis, and 17 other co-defendants of committing when they engaged in normal political behavior to challenge the results of the 2020 election.
Ellis pled guilty to a minor charge of facilitating false documents and will receive no prison sentence.
As part of the deal, Ellis will pay a $5,000 fine, perform 100 hours of community service, and agree to testify in future trials.
As part of the ritual humiliation of Trump supporters in this ordeal, Ellis read a prepared statement where she tearfully apologized for helping Trump contest the 2020 election based on claims she now believes weren’t true.
Ellis said that “as an attorney who is also a Christian, I take my responsibilities as a lawyer very seriously and I endeavor to be a person of sound moral and ethical character in all my dealings. … In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, I believed that challenging the results on behalf of President Trump should be pursued in a just and legal way. I endeavored to represent my client to the best of my ability…What I did not do, but I should, was make sure the facts that the other lawyers alleged to be true were in fact true. In the frenetic pace of attempting to raise challenges to the election in several states, including Georgia, I failed to do my due diligence.”
George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley said, unlike the plea deals struck by Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, Ellis’ posed a threat to the former President.
“Ellis pleaded guilty to false statements that could conceivably implicate the President if she claims that he was aware of the falsity and facilitated the crime,” Turley wrote.
Ellis, who supports Ron DeSantis for President, turned on Trump last month and attacked him in highly personal terms.
“I simply can’t support him for elected office again,” Ellis stated. “Why I have chosen to distance myself is because of that frankly malignant narcissistic tendency to simply say that he’s never done anything wrong.”
Turley warned that Ellis’ anger at Trump could lead her to flip and become a star witness in the Biden administration’s trial against him for contesting the 2020 election.
“The question is now whether Ellis will implicate Trump in this conspiracy,” Turley wrote. “What is clear is that her plea will hold the particular interest of Special Counsel Jack Smith in his parallel federal prosecution.”