Former Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis told Georgia prosecutors that Donald Trump never planned on leaving the White House despite his loss in the 2020 presidential election.
ABC News recently obtained video of Ellis’ meeting with prosecutors in proffer sessions to discuss her recent plea deal.
Ellis was one of 18 people indicted alongside Trump in Georgia on charges related to their illegal attempt to overturn the results of the election in the state. She pleaded guilty one count of aiding and abetting false statements and writings last month in exchange for testifying against the other co-defendants in the case.
In her Oct. 23 proffer session Ellis described a conversation she had with former senior Trump administration official Dan Scavino at a Christmas party at the White House weeks after the election.
Ellis said she apologized for the lack of success with their election challenges in court then Scavino told her ‘in an excited tone’, “‘well, we don’t care, and we’re not going to leave.”
“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,’” Ellis told prosecutors.
“And I said to him, ‘Well, it doesn’t quite work that way, you realize?’ and he said, ‘We don’t care,’” she added