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Trump lawyer’s license suspended for attempting to overturn 2020 election results in Georgia

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A former Trump campaign lawyer who pleaded guilty in the Georgia election subversion case has had her law license suspended in Colorado.

Jenna Ellis, who has been a licensed attorney in the state for more than a decade, reached a plea deal with prosecutors in the 2020 election interference case, in which Trump and 17 others were charged with participating in an unlawful conspiracy to subdue the former president. current.

The suspension, which will take effect July 2, was approved Tuesday by a presiding disciplinary judge following a settlement between Ellis and the Colorado attorney general.

According to CNN, she is banned from practicing law in the state for three years.

The suspension adds to the growing list of legal professionals facing consequences for their role in Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman also face disciplinary action.

Ellis pleaded guilty last year to one felony count of aiding and abetting false statements and agreed to cooperate with Fulton County prosecutors. She was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution.

In a tearful statement to the judge, Ellis denied her participation in Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.

“If I knew then what I knew now, I would have declined to represent Donald Trump in these post-election challenges. I look back on this experience with deep remorse,” Ellis said.

Recently, Ellis wrote a letter to disciplinary authorities at the Colorado Supreme Court, offering a more detailed apology for her role in spreading Trump’s election lies.

The letter, made public in connection with her disciplinary proceedings as a lawyer, goes beyond her apology in the Georgia courtroom to emphasize her belief that Trump’s lies have profoundly affected his campaign and the country.

“I want to tell the truth. In doing so, I would like to express my deep regret and acknowledge the harm my misconduct has caused,” Ellis wrote.

In a two-page letter to Colorado Supreme Court disciplinary authorities, Ellis expressed regret over her role in spreading false claims about the 2020 election. She admitted that she initially believed that Trump’s team’s election challenges ” in good faith’, but acknowledged that she was overzealous and accepted her colleagues’ untruths without question.

Ellis was also indicted last month in Arizona for allegedly conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, along with several fake voters and other Trump campaign associates. She has to appear in court next month.

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