Jenna Ellis, a lawyer on President Donald Trump's 'elite strike force team,' worked in traffic court before being fired as a prosecutor and hasn't paid bar fees, a series of profiles revealed about her.
Ellis, 36, found fame on Fox News defending the president before joining his legal team's effort to overturn the election.
She was subject to profiles in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, who questioned her billing herself as a 'constitutional lawyer' and traces her rapid rise from the Colorado legal system to the president's defender.
The pieces question her credentials to be an election lawyer as Trump and his team claim voter fraud, which they have yet to show proof for, and try to overturn the results.
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Jenna Ellis, a lawyer on President Donald Trump's 'elite strike force team,' was subject to profiles in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal about her rapid rise
Jenna Ellis went from Colorado prosecutor to Trump legal team, standing at Rudy Giuliani's side during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters last month
President Donald Trump called into a hearing-style event in Pennsylvania last month where lawyer Rudy Giuliani leveled charges of voter fraud and Jenna Ellis held her cell phone to the microphone so Trump could address the panel
Ellis hasn't appeared in any court rooms for President Trump, who has lost most of his legal battles, but she was at the side of Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, at the now infamous press conference at the Republican National Committee when what appeared to be hair dye ran down his cheeks. The team billed themselves as 'elite strike force team.'
At that press conference, Ellis bristled at the demand for actual evidence of voter fraud, saying: 'Your question is fundamentally flawed when you're asking where is the evidence.'
She was also present at a hearing-style event in Pennsylvania last month, where President Trump called her cell phone so he could speak to the panel as she held it up to a microphone.
She was paid nearly $140,000 from the Trump campaign in October for what was described as legal consulting, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Four years ago, Ellis was a young Colorado attorney practicing in county courts and teaching legal classes at Colorado Christian University, a local Christian university that doesn't have a law school.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'I'm the Cinderella story of the legal world,' she told the Journal.
But she appeared not to be happy with the profile after it ran, tweeting: '[email protected] purposefully left out key details about my work experience and accolades from colleagues to try to pretend I went directly from low-level 'traffic court' to being the President's lawyer. I have a pretty cool story and God is good, but THAT would have been amazing!'
President Donald Trump noticed Jenna Ellis when she appeared on Fox News defending him and told his campaign to hire her
In her online bios, Ellis calls herself 'an experienced defense attorney who was formerly an attorney for the U.S. Department of State and a Colorado prosecutor' and billed herself as a constitutional