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Jenna Ellis is a conservative lawyer who served on Donald Trump’s legal team during his time in the White House.
She is also one of the “co-conspirators” who’s been indicted alongside Trump in Georgia.
“What Georgia is saying to those of us who are targeted by this indictment is that if you dare to represent as a lawyer our political opponent, then you deserve to go to jail, you deserve to have your livelihood taken away, you deserve to have your reputation trashed,” she tells Steve Deace.
“Later this week I will actually have to go and surrender to Fulton County Jail and literally become a political prisoner and get arrested because I dared to stand up for a client and because I dare to speak truth,” she continues.
Although Ellis did not foresee herself being indicted, her faith in God remains unshakable.
“This is what God has for me to walk through,” she tells Steve, adding, “I know that people will be watching me as a Christian, and I want to respond rightly.”
“Did you have difficulty acquiring competent counsel that was willing to take on the very system that then may later try to do to them exactly what they're now trying to do to you?” asks Steve.
“I mean, I had people quote to me up to one million dollars just as a retainer fee because this is so high-profile – it's Trump-related,” says Ellis, “and you know, necessarily people have to, unfortunately, take that into consideration of whether representing a lawyer who represented Donald Trump would then be attacked for their own position.”
Unfortunately, that’s not where Ellis’ struggles end. She says some Trump supporters are hoping for her defeat in the upcoming trial simply because she “[dares] to say good things about Governor DeSantis” on occasion.
“I would never want to see the system being weaponized against someone who … represented legally Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden or even Hunter Biden,” she tells Steve.
“Every single person, no matter if you're Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Hunter Biden – I don't care who you are; you deserve competent counsel … that’s the constitutional system in America,” Ellis says.
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