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Third Trump lawyer, Jenna Ellis, pleads guilty in Georgia subversion case

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A third former lawyer to has pleaded guilty in an election subversion case in the US state of Georgia.

is the fourth of 19 co-defendants to plead guilty in a deal with Fulton County prosecutors.

She is accused of drafting a letter intended for top Georgia officials declaring that the state’s election results were illegitimate.

Ms Ellis is the second person to plead guilty in less than a week.

Through tears, she told the court on Tuesday: “If I knew then what I know now I would have declined to represent Donald Trump in these post election challenges. I look back on this full experience with deep remorse for those failures.”

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“I relied on others, including lawyers with many more years of experience than I to provide me with true and reliable information, especially since my role involved speaking to the media and to legislators in various states,” she added.

“What I did not do but should have done your honour was to make sure that the facts the other lawyers alleged to be true, were in fact true.”

Mr Trump is among those charged in the case. He has pleaded not guilty.

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