One of President Trump's most prominent lawyers has said that she is seeking to be "light and inspiration to everyone" by fighting to overturn the US presidential election result. Jenna Ellis has led a largely unsuccessful legal campaign alongside Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to have ballots thrown out and results reversed across a number of states.
Despite being heavily criticised for her role in Trump's controversial legal challenges, Ellis said her faith in God is what drives her forward.
"My life is in service and honour to the Lord Jesus Christ and so whatever anybody else says really doesn't bother me," she told Fox Business. "I hope that I can be light and inspiration to everyone else...that no matter what anyone says about you, it's about who you are as a person in the image of God and in Christ."
The vast majority of legal cases brought by the Trump team have been tossed out by the courts. What many believe to be the final blow to Trump's efforts came yesterday when the Supreme Court rejected his legal team's request to block certification of election results in Pennsylvania. This development, combined with key recounts indicating no change in the result, means that democratic challenger Joe Biden is all but certain to become the next president of the United States on 20th January 2021.
On Twitter, Ellis suggested that the media had got it wrong, and that the Supreme Court "only denied emergency injunctive relief" but did not fully reject the case. Other legal experts pointed out that Ellis' claim the Supreme Court "did NOT deny cert (certiorari)" is null and void due to the campaign not filing a certiorari petition as part of its case. Ellis has argued that the case is still pending on the court's docket.
While losing is now almost inevitable for the Trump team, Ellis insisted that all that really matters is holding fast to her belief that she's "pursuing truth" and seeking to "do the right thing for God".
"Ultimately, at the end of the day, as long as I know that I'm pursuing truth and I'm doing the right thing for God and my country, that's all that matters," the lawyer concluded. "So that's what gives me my optimism and my hope."
Rudy Guiliani, the lawyer and former New York Mayor who is spearheading the legal challenges on behalf of the President, was taken to hospital on Sunday night after being diagnosed with Covid-19. On Twitter, he said he was "feeling strong" and is expected to leave hospital on Wednesday.
President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to once again claim that he had the election stolen from him.
"I received hundreds of thousands of legal votes more, in all of the Swing States, than did my opponent," he wrote. "ALL Data taken after the vote says that it was impossible for me to lose, unless FIXED!"
He later tweeted, simply: "#OVERTURN"