Attorney Jenna Ellis, who was former President Donald Trump’s senior legal advisor as he peddled election lies in an effort to overturn his 2020 election loss, has been publicly censured for misconduct after admitting to making a series of “misrepresentations” about the election being stolen, Colorado Newsline reports.
“The public censure order was signed Wednesday by Presiding Disciplinary Judge Bryon M. Large, who oversees lawyer discipline cases in Colorado,” the news outlet reported.
Ellis, who was Trump’s senior legal adviser during the time in question, faced investigation in her home state after a nonprofit alleged that she had violated multiple professional rules.
A watchdog cited at least 10 examples of misrepresentation, including claims made on various TV appearances. In an interview on Sean Spicer’s show on Newsmax, for example, Ellis referred to contested election results in Nevada, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia.
“With all those states… combined we know that the election was stolen from President Trump and we can prove that,” she said.
Of course, that was a big lie, she admitted. As part of an agreement in the case, Ellis admits that multiple statements she made in late 2020 about the presidential election being stolen were “misrepresentations.”
She also accepted that she had “through her conduct, undermined the American public’s confidence in the presidential election, violating her duty of candor to the public.”