Former President Donald Trump’s former lawyers, Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis, have admitted to their involvement in a racketeering conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, according to a report by The Daily Beast.
The two lawyers, who were part of Trump’s legal team that filed dozens of lawsuits challenging the election outcome, have pleaded guilty to the charges and have cooperated with prosecutors in exchange for leniency, the report said.
As part of their plea deals, Powell and Ellis have revealed some details of their communications and activities with Trump and other members of the conspiracy, including Rudy Giuliani, another Trump lawyer who has not been charged yet.
Ellis told prosecutors that she was informed by a White House official that Trump was not going to leave the office under any circumstances, and that he had other plans that she could not disclose due to attorney-client privilege.
“The boss is not going to leave. He’s not going to leave. He’s got other plans,” Ellis quoted the official as saying.
Powell said that she wanted to seize voting machines and that she communicated with Trump frequently, but denied being his attorney.
“We’re not here to overturn the election. We’re here to expose the fraud,” Powell said in a proffer video obtained by The Daily Beast.
– Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis Spill to Georgia Prosecutors About Trump’s Plans to Stay in Power: Report, The Daily Beast, Nov. 13, 2023
– Former Trump loyalists who pleaded guilty in Georgia criminal case shed light on election reversal efforts in conversations with prosecutors, CNN, Nov. 13, 2023
– ‘The boss is not going to leave’: Proffer videos show ex-Trump lawyers telling Georgia prosecutors about efforts to overturn 2020 election, ABC News, Nov. 13, 2023
– Trump aide said ‘we’re not going to leave’ White House after election loss, lawyer told prosecutors, MSN, Nov. 14, 2023