Jenna Ellis, a senior authorized adviser to President Trump, has examined constructive for the coronavirus, in response to a White Home official aware of the scenario. She is the latest in a string of officials related to Mr. Trump who’ve examined constructive.
Ms. Ellis has appeared in latest weeks alongside Rudolph W. Giuliani and different Trump legal professionals — a bunch Ms. Ellis has described as an “elite strike-force crew” — at public hearings the place she amplified the president’s false claims of widespread voter fraud.
Mr. Giuliani, the lead lawyer for the president’s efforts to overthrow the outcomes of the election, confirmed over the weekend that he had tested positive for the virus, and an individual who was conscious of his situation however not approved to talk publicly stated then that he had been hospitalized at Georgetown College Medical. At age 76, Mr. Giuliani is in a high-risk class. Mr. Trump stated on Monday that he had spoken to Mr. Giuliani and he was doing “very properly.”
Ms. Ellis was photographed final week, on Wednesday, sitting subsequent to Mr. Giuliani throughout a listening to earlier than the Michigan Home Oversight Committee. It was not instantly clear whether or not she had any signs, or what sort of take a look at she had taken. Ms. Ellis continued to publish to Twitter all through the day on Tuesday, together with sharing a statement attributed to her and Mr. Giuliani about their authorized efforts. She didn’t reply to a message in search of remark.
Ms. Ellis has been a frequent guest on cable news, the place she aggressively defended Mr. Trump as he confronted investigation and impeachment. She presents herself as a constitutional legislation lawyer, however has by no means appeared in federal district or circuit court docket, the place most constitutional issues are thought-about, in response to nationwide databases of federal circumstances. She doesn’t seem to have performed a significant position in any circumstances past prison and civil work in Colorado.
Ms. Ellis’s most up-to-date work seems to have been largely in a public-relations capability. The Trump marketing campaign and its supporters have thus far filed about 50 election-related lawsuits. She has not signed her title or appeared in court docket to argue a single one.
A minimum of 40 members of Mr. Trump’s administration, marketing campaign and inside circle have contracted the virus since late September. In early October, Mr. Trump was hospitalized for a couple of days after testing constructive and creating signs of Covid-19.