Trump’s Allies Are Falling Fast

( – Jenna Ellis, one of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers who helped push the idea that Democrats stole the 2020 elections, recently pleaded guilty to her charges. She’s the latest in the growing number of people involved who’ve made plea deals or received guilty verdicts for their roles in the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential results. Some Republicans are now wondering where this leaves the MAGA leader and whether the fall of his allies will ultimately hurt him.

Ellis pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting false statements and writing on Tuesday, October 24, making her the third Trump lawyer to make a plea deal. She will serve 100 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine in return for her plea. The former Trump lawyer will also be on probation for the next five years and will have to testify against others who opted to defend their cases at trial.

Ellis also had to write a letter of apology to the state of Georgia. In it, she claimed she took for granted advice from other, more experienced lawyers on Trump’s payroll, admitting that she should have paid due diligence when confirming that the information they gave her was true. She said that if she’d known back then what she knows now, she never would have agreed to represent the former president. The Colorado Bar Association censured Ellis in March.

Lawyers Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell also recently made plea deals. Chesebro pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to file documents, with the prosecution dropping six of his seven charges in return for his cooperation. He will likely have community service, five years of probation, and a $5,000 fine.

Powell also faced seven felonies, with a possibility of up to 20 years in prison along with hefty fines for stealing and distributing voting machine software, ballots, and related data. She pleaded down to six misdemeanor counts, earning her six years of probation and close to $9,000 in fines. She also must write a letter of apology to the state of Georgia and testify against others in related cases.

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