The recent guilty plea by Jenna Ellis in the Georgia election case marks the beginning of Fani Willis' efforts to challenge Trump and his associates.
Former Trump campaign lawyer and 2024 DeSantis supporter, Jenna Ellis, has entered a guilty plea to a felony charge related to the 2020 Georgia election case.
This case involves former President Donald Trump and 18 other co-defendants.
The court documents reveal that Ellis is pleading guilty to the charge of "aiding and abetting false statements/writings." This development has been confirmed by multiple sources, including tweets from journalists Kyle Cheney and Laura Loomer.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis had previously unveiled the case in August. She accused Trump and others of being involved in a "conspiracy."
The indictment, however, cites a series of seemingly ordinary actions to support this claim, such as making room reservations and tweeting about election integrity hearings, Breitbart reported.
One example from the indictment mentions a tweet from Trump's account on December 3, 2020. The tweet praised a Georgia hearing, calling it "amazing." The indictment interprets this tweet as "an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy."
Ellis had previously spoken to Breitbart News Sunday host Joel B. Pollak after the release of the indictment. She was charged with two acts: Allegedly violating the RICO Act and "Solicitation of Violation of Oath by Public Officer."
Ellis was described in the indictment for her roles in meetings across various states and for encouraging legislators to appoint alternate electors to the Electoral College.
She also wrote memoranda on the constitutional grounds for the vice president to reject the Electoral College votes of contested states. All these actions, as noted by Pollak, seemed to be constitutionally protected, with no indication that Ellis was part of any "conspiracy" other than the Trump campaign.
Back then, Ellis emphasized the importance of Republicans standing up against the indictments. "We can't have a response that says OK, we are then going to go after the Democrats with the same sort of weaponization just because they have targeted us."
Ellis had previously expressed the sentiment that Republicans should not resort to the same tactics as Democrats. She believed in upholding the protections of the Constitution and taking a conservative path.
However, her recent decision to plead guilty raises questions about her current stance and whether she now views this as the more conservative approach.
It remains to be seen how this guilty plea will impact the broader case and the remaining defendants. With Ellis' plea, the number of defendants who have taken plea deals has increased.
As the case unfolds, it will be crucial to observe the implications for the Trump campaign and the political landscape as a whole. The guilty plea by Ellis is undoubtedly a significant development in this ongoing saga.
As we reflect on these events, several key points emerge: