Jenna Ellis, an attorney for Donald Trump, revealed during an interview with the Georgia district attorney’s office that one of Trump’s top aides, Dan Scavino, informed her in December 2020 that Trump had no intention of leaving the White House “under any circumstances” after losing the election to Joe Biden.
The recorded interview, along with statements from lawyer Sidney Powell and two other defendants who reached plea agreements, was made public by ABC News and the Washington Post. Ellis mentioned two other instances relevant to the case but could not disclose them due to attorney-client privilege.
During the interview, Ellis recalled Scavino’s response when she expressed doubt about Trump’s remaining legal options to challenge the election results. She quoted him as saying, “Well, we don’t care, and we’re not going to leave.”
These recordings were part of the plea agreements made by the defendants to provide information that could be used in cases against other individuals involved in the Georgia election interference case.
The Washington Post also reviewed statements from Georgia bail bondsman Scott Hall and lawyer Kenneth Chesebro. According to Chesebro, he provided Trump with a memo summarizing advice on creating alternate slates of electors, a scheme aimed at fabricating votes for Trump in states won by Biden. These statements potentially serve as evidence that Trump was aware of the plot.
Powell, one of Trump’s lawyers, explained the surge in prominence she and others experienced during the final days of Trump’s presidency, stating, “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.”
It is worth noting that Trump is facing a total of 90 criminal charges across four different indictments, including election subversion, retention of government secrets, and hush-money payments to a porn actor.
He is also involved in civil lawsuits related to his business affairs and a rape allegation. Despite these legal challenges, Trump remains ahead in the polls for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, according to recent surveys.