A judge reportedly issued a public censure against Jenna Ellis on Wednesday, a lawyer who previously represented former President Trump, after she admitted in court that she had made several false statements on social media and during major television appearances about the presidential election in 2020.
Ellis, who was a part of the former president’s efforts to challenge the legitimacy of his election loss, admitted to 10 misrepresentations about the election results.
These misrepresentations included statements made on Twitter and television programs on Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC, and Newsmax. Ellis was a part of the effort to challenge the legitimacy of the election results.
According to the records filed in the case, Ellis and the office of judicial discipline for the state conceded to the wrongdoing that occurred one month ago and agreed that it justified the censure.
On Wednesday, Large gave his approval to the file after Ellis reached an agreement to pay the $224 fine associated with the reprimand.
Ellis made the assertion that the election was “stolen” throughout many television appearances.
The dates that were stated for all of the events in question were from November 13th through December 22nd, 2020.
Ellis acknowledged that her remarks were in violation of Colorado’s Standards of Professional Conduct, which specify that attorneys are not allowed to engage in dishonesty, fraud, deception, or misrepresentation in the course of their practice.
In March of last year, a bar complaint was initially lodged against Ellis by The 65 Project, a non-profit organization with the mission of going after attorneys who pursue litigation to overturn lawful election outcomes.
Ellis is the latest senior member of the then-legal president’s staff to face disciplinary action, but she was not counsel of record for any of the hundreds of cases that the Trump campaign initiated following the election.
Ellis later appeared to attempt to backtrack somewhat on Twitter after her she submitted her statement to the court, claiming that the incident was “politically motivated’ by “Democrats” and “Never Trumpers.”
🚨To every news outlet that has reached out, will reach out, or pretended to reach out to me or my lawyers:
You may use the following statements:
“My client remains a practicing attorney in good standing in the State of Colorado. In a very heated political climate, we secured… https://t.co/GMq4h5m5V5
— Jenna Ellis 🇺🇸 (@JennaEllisEsq) March 9, 2023