Former attorney for Donald Trump A senior White House official told her in Georgia that the former president had no intention of leaving office. “under any circumstances” The government will try to maintain power despite the fact that it has lost the 2020 election.
Jenna Ellis – a key figure Trump’s effort to remain in power, made the remarks in an interview with investigators in Fulton County after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in the state’s indictment of Trump And 18 other coconspirators. District Attorney Fani Willis charged the group with more than a dozen felonies, alleging participants engaged in a sweeping conspiracy to try to overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election results.
Ellis, who was named in that indictment, provided her testimony as part of what’s known as a proffer agreement. Ellis stated in partial video recordings that Dan Scavino (then the deputy White House Chief of Staff) told her to leave the White House by December 2020. “the boss” The refusal to leave Oval Office.
“And he said to me, you know, in a kind of excited tone, ‘Well, we don’t care, and we’re not going to leave,’” Ellis recounted the events in her testimony. A partial video was obtained. ABC News You can also find out more about the following: The Washington Post. “And I said, ‘What do you mean?’ And he said ‘Well, the boss,’ meaning President Trump ― and everyone understood ‘the boss,’ that’s what we all called him ― he said, ‘the boss is not going to leave under any circumstances.’”
“‘We are just going to stay in power,’” She recalled him telling her. “And I said to him, ‘Well, it doesn’t quite work that way, you realize?’ and he said, ‘We don’t care.’”
It’s unclear if Ellis’ testimony will be helpful to prosecutors in the Georgia case. But her comments give context to those who are trying to make a difference. Trump’s orbit were taking to reject the results of the 2020 election. Trump’s lead attorney in the Georgia case told ABC News the revelations were “absolutely meaningless.”
“The only salient fact to this nonsense line of inquiry is that President Trump left the White House on January 20, 2021, and returned to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida,” Steve Sadow, the attorney, stated. “If this is the type of bogus, ridiculous ‘evidence’ DA Willis intends to rely upon, it is one more reason that this political travesty of a case must be dismissed.”
Many others listed in the indictment made deals with prosecutors as well and have given their own offer interviews. Kenneth Chesebro Telling investigators that he briefed Trump on his campaign’s challenges to the 2020 results in Arizona, evidence that could show Trump The Post reported that was personally implicated in a plan to install fake electors, in key swing state.
Sidney Powell was also there. has pleaded guilty, Tell prosecutors Trump According to him, he relied on his counsel and not the advice of the White House. “because we were the only ones willing to support his effort to sustain the White House.”
“I mean, everybody else was telling him to pack up and go,” Powell’s testimony was reviewed in video by The Post.