We know who Sidney Powell is, we know who Lin Wood is, we know who Donald Trump is, we know who Rudy Giuliani is, but who is Jenna Ellis?
It now appears evident that Jenna has a stern past of being a NEVER TRUMPER and now it appears she has no more respect for Powell and Woods as she had for Trump and his supporters in 2016. And never forget she said Trump was an “unethical, corrupt, lying, criminal, dirtbag” among other terrible things. Yes she did.
So listen up Deplorables and Unredeemable Trump supporters, you are now also narcissists, illogical people with stupid arguments that DON’T CARE ABOUT FACTS OR LOGIC. That is what Jenna thinks of you…or so she tweeted that she did in 2016.
So who is this person who said this about you?
Jenna Ellis was homeschooled by her parents, said her father Dave Ellis. In 2003, she enrolled at Cedarville University, then in 2004 transferred to the Colorado State University in order to study journalism. In 2011, she received a law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law
From 2012 to 2013, Ellis served as deputy district attorney in Weld County, Colorado. According to the Weld County District Attorney’s office, Ellis worked in misdemeanor cases, including those relating to traffic. Her experience as a prosecutor also covered crimes such as assault and theft in state courts.
Ellis was fired as deputy district attorney after around six months, which she attributed to her insistence that she would not prosecute a case she thought was unethical. Asked by The Wall Street Journal, the Weld County District Attorney’s office declined to comment on the matter. The Colorado Sun published government records in December 2020 indicating Ellis had been fired for “mistakes”, including a failure to “adhere” to Colorado’s Victim Rights Act. The mistakes were attributed to “deficiencies in her education and experience”, ensuring that she retained unemployment benefits despite the firing, stated the records. The 2020 Trump campaign responded to The Colorado Sun on Ellis’ behalf, stating that this was a “nonstory”.
Ellis then went into private practice at law firms based in Northern Colorado. Defending clients in state courts in matters pertaining to assault, domestic abuse, prostitution, and theft. According to Ellis, she also worked in cases regarding immigration and tenancy. Records showed that Ellis took part in approximately 30 state court cases which began from 2012 or 2016, including one state appeals court case; this was described as a ‘sparse record’ by another Colorado lawyer interviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Court records do not show Ellis having taken part in election law cases, federal judiciary cases, or any cases in the United States district courts or courts of appeals before December 2020.
In 2013, Ellis worked for IE Discovery in one lawsuit involving a contract dispute. IE Discovery is a company that assists the U.S. Department of State in legal discovery matters. Ellis later claimed to have been an “attorney for the U.S. Department of State”, though no records exist of her as a State Department employee.
In 2015, Ellis became an affiliate faculty member of Colorado Christian University, and later an assistant professor of legal studies, until she left in 2018. In her tenure, Ellis taught politcal science and pre-law to undergraduates, even though the university does not have a law school.
That same year, Ellis self-published a book titled The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution: A Guide for Christians to Understand America’s Constitutional Crisis. She argued that the Constitution of the United States must only be interpreted according to the Bible. (Has anyone asked her who’s interpretation that will be?) In 2016, Ellis described homosexuals as “sinners” whose “conduct is vile and abominable”. Robert Cochran Jr., an expert in Christian law, described Ellis’ views as “further to the right” than most conservative Christian legal scholars. Please read this: How Jenna Ellis Rose From Traffic Court to Trump’s Legal Team – WSJ
In 2015 and early 2016, while Donald Trump was vying to become the Republican nominee for president, Ellis was a harsh NEVER TRUMPER. In 2015, Ellis wrote on Facebook that Trump was “without love”, “treacherous”, “abusive”, and “unholy”. In February 2016, Ellis made various comments on Trump, such as her belief that he wanted to “destroy American democracy”, was “one of the greatest threats to our liberty”, “cannot handle criticism”, and was not a real Christian, because he could not repent. To stop Trump from becoming the nominee, Ellis proposed that the Republican Party set up a brokered convention. So now we know who to thank for all that drama in the 2016 election. (Talk about a nut job….she has sorely got a problem.)
In March 2016, Ellis criticized Trump’s supporters, stating that they “DON’T CARE about facts or logic. They aren’t seeking truth”, but are “narcissists“; that supporters ignored how Trump was an “unethical, corrupt, lying, criminal, dirtbag”; that arguments in support of Trump are “ridiculously illogical, inconsistent, and blatantly stupid”, and that Trump “cannot be trusted to be consistent or accurate in anything”.
Then there are her delusions of Grandeur…
In 2017, Ellis became a writer for the Washington Examiner and falsely claimed to have a history of being a “professor of constitutional law”. Colorado Christian University does not have a constitutional law program. The New York Times reported that Ellis made appearances on Denver radio shows as a legal commentator, although the Times does not state when this was. In 2018, Ellis left Colorado Christian University to work for evangelical James Dobson‘s , as director of its public policy division.
By late 2018, Ellis was defending Trump in cable news appearances, as well as alleging bias in the FBI, presenting herself as a “constitutional law attorney.” By 2019, Ellis had often been on Fox News as a guest.
In 2020, Ellis became the special counsel for the Thomas More Society, a conservative group that has filed 2020 election-related lawsuits via the Amistad Project organization. The Amistad Project cited Ellis as one of their “Leadership and Advisory Board” members. Ellis and the Thomas More Society have stated that Ellis is not working for Amistad. Ellis also stated that Amistad had cited her as a board member without her approval.
Legal advisor for Trump campaign
In November 2019, Ellis was hired as a senior legal adviser for Trump and his 2020 re-election campaign. Axios reported that Trump had discussed being swayed by Ellis’ media appearances. The Trump campaign paid Ellis $3,900 in December 2019, then paid her almost $140,000 in October 2020 for legal consulting fees. Ellis was paid $30,000 in November 2020 by the campaign. In mid-November 2020, Ellis acknowledged her previous criticisms of Trump in 2015; stating that her past opinions were “completely wrong”, because she “didn’t know him” personally at the time, and she eventually “saw him keeping his promises”.
Ellis should thank God that President Trump does not judge people like she judges them!
The Washington Post has described Ellis as Giuliani’s “protege”. I think he should start over unless he wants to take responsibility for her immaturity and lack of experience. (Not sure what he can do about her opinionated world view, judging in huge generalities without researching or evidence, and her self-righteousness?)
On November 19, Ellis spoke at a press conference alongside Powell and Giuliani, with Giuliani stating that all three of them represent Trump and his campaign, and Ellis declaring that they were “an elite strike force team” assisting Trump. She failed to mention that Powell was involved with Giuliani in a consultant capacity, but so much for Ellis, she is in her own imaginary world of who she is and her own self-importance. Just like she did when she signed the Judges name for him as a courtesy. Yes she did that.
In the midst of a case regarding Michigan, the Trump campaign requested permission to amend their complaint, but erroneously signed the judge’s name as if he had already permitted them. Ellis claimed that this was no error, but actually a “courtesy” to the judge so that he would only need to approve the amendment with the judge’s seal. However, when the Trump campaign refiled the request, they removed the judge’s name, indicating that their previous signing was indeed an error. (Looks like Giuliani needs to work with his protoge a bit more.) Read more about that here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/
Ellis commented on the Trump campaign’s Pennsylvania lawsuit, indicating that “media morons” should not laugh at Giuliani, because he “appears to have already established a great rapport with the judge”. After Republican pollster Frank Luntz mocked Ellis’ comment, and the Trump campaign’s Pennsylvania lawsuit was dismissed by the judge, Ellis accused Luntz of having “MicroPenis Syndrome”. Previously, Ellis had stated that she would not condone name-calling on social media.
Ellis soon shot back, accusing Luntz of having “MicroPenis syndrome.”
“Sad,” she added.
On November 25, Ellis published an internet meme on Twitter, with a quote falsely attributed to Teddy Roosevelt:”To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.” Ellis later conceded that “there isn’t a specific record of [Roosevelt] saying this in a speech”, but defended herself that “the idea itself is true”.
As of December 2020, the Trump campaign and its allies have initiated around 50 election-related lawsuits; however, Ellis had not joined any of these lawsuits on paper or in court. This led Jeremy Peters and Alan Feuer of the New York Times to describe Ellis as mostly doing “public relations” work for the Trump campaign. Which brings me to ask a bold question. Is she one of those needed to insure disinformation? Also are they trying to find out how many other NEVER TRUMPERS will feed her info and if she will get caught stirring a crap show and then sing like a bird? Or is she just an immature, out of control protégé of Giuliani?
The question is – can Giuliani reel her in, throw her out, or is he stuck with her as she is?