Big Lie Lawyer’s Fury Grows As RNC Downplays Its Early Skepticism Of Election-Reversal Fight

LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 02: Jenna Ellis, a member of U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, listens to Detroit poll worker Jessi Jacobs during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on December... LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 02: Jenna Ellis, a member of U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team, listens to Detroit poll worker Jessi Jacobs during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on December 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Rudy Guiliani and the president's legal team are claiming widespread voter fraud in Michigan and other closely contested states in the November 3 presidential election. The hearing will not change results of the vote in Michigan, which has already been certified. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 13, 2021 12:27 p.m.

Jenna Ellis, who was part of former President Trump’s legal team that unsuccessfully sought to challenge the election results, on Tuesday continued her crusade against Republican National Committee officials who had been skeptical of Trumpworld’s bogus claims of a “stolen” presidential election.

On Tuesday, Ellis posted to Twitter a screenshot of an email that confirmed a Washington Post report that, back in November, RNC chief counsel Justin Riemer had dismissed Trumpworld’s attempts at challenging the election results as a “joke.”

“What Rudy and Jenna are doing is a joke and they are getting laughed out of court,” Riemer wrote to Liz Harrington, a former party spokesperson, on Nov. 28, referring to Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Ellis. “They are misleading millions of people who have wishful thinking that the president is going to somehow win this thing.”

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Appearing on Newsmax on Tuesday, GOP chair Ronna McDaniel accused the Trump lawyer of simply latching onto claims by journalist Michael Wolff, who wrote a book about Trump’s waning days in office and included the dispute between Riemer and the Trump team.

“That email or the citing that you just showed is not true,” McDaniel told Newsmax. “Listen, there were disputes between our legal team and the president’s that’s been known. But our council is the only one that won post-election for the president. We fought very hard for him.”

But Ellis soon blasted McDaniel on Twitter, accusing the RNC chair of lying.

Ellis’ latest diatribe aimed at McDaniel comes a day after the former Trump lawyer issued a combative statement at the RNC chair. In his book, Wolff reportedly writes that Giuliani and Riemer butted heads after the RNC legal counsel emailed Ellis a note that questioned Trump’s election fraud falsehoods.

“As is typical with most things Michael Wolff writes, this story is simply false,” the RNC said of the book, in a statement to Business Insider.

That set Ellis off.

McDaniel blocked Ellis on Twitter, which prompted Ellis to call for McDaniel’s ouster.

Ellis, who announced on Tuesday that she is leaving the GOP after airing her grievances towards McDaniel, has turned on Republican officials who had been reluctant to jump on the Trumpworld bandwagon of pushing the big lie.

Despite Ellis’ supposed departure from the GOP, the Party has moved to more fully embrace Trump’s bogus claims of a “stolen” election in recent months, with a handful of Republicans who voted to impeach Trump getting slapped with censures from Republicans in their home states.

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