One of the key attorneys who worked on former President Donald Trump’s post-election legal effort will focus on the intersection of constitutional law and the issues that Americans care about in a new video show set to premiere next week.
Jenna Ellis told The Epoch Times that the first episode of her daily hourlong show will feature Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), who, like Ellis, is a constitutional lawyer. The show, titled "Just the Truth," will aim to cut past partisan clutter on cultural and social issues and look at what the government can or can't do within the boundaries of the Constitution.
The tagline for the show is “Not red, not blue, this is just the truth.”
“We're so siloed in tribalism, either Republican or Democrat, and we lose the perspective of what does the Constitution actually say," Ellis said. "We can all have our opinions on policy issues, but as far as what the government can and can't do according to the Constitution, that's the perspective that I think is really driving the show.”
The video program and podcast are being produced in partnership with Just the News, the outlet created by veteran journalist John Solomon, and Real America’s Voice, a media platform that's home to a number of conservative voices, including Trump’s former chief White House strategist, Steve Bannon.
Ellis said her work on the election legal team has been the “greatest honor” of her life and that Trump is a great friend. She nevertheless lamented the cancel culture that came with the territory, having received death threats and other “incredibly inappropriate” messages because she represented the president.
“The entire understanding of why competent counsel can represent a client is that, whether it's civil or criminal litigation, everyone deserves an attorney to represent them," Ellis said. "And so it doesn't matter what the claim is, the attorney should never be targeted for that.”
Ellis still has an attorney-client relationship with Trump but is no longer working on any lawsuits.
In 2015, Ellis self-published "The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution," a book that argues that the originalist interpretation of the Constitution is inseparable from the Bible. She plans to make that perspective part of her program.
“I’m bringing the Judeo-Christian foundation of our heritage of America to our understanding of interpretation of the Constitution," Ellis said. "Absolutely.”
Each of the daily episodes will open with a monologue by Ellis, followed by a deep dive into a topic with a guest or a panel. Ellis will take questions from the audience at the end of the program, which viewers can submit online.
Prior to her efforts for the Trump campaign, Ellis, 35, worked as a litigator, a prosecutor, and a criminal defense attorney. She received her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in Virginia. She studied journalism in college and felt a natural synergy between law and media when she began to do interviews about her book.
“I found that so many people didn't want to just know what's the political perspective, they wanted to know why, and they wanted to have an argument that's based on the law and the Constitution,” Ellis said.
During the tumultuous two months between Nov. 3, 2020, and Jan. 6, Ellis crisscrossed the nation in an effort to convince state legislatures to assert their constitutional mandate over local election laws and rules and disavow the electors certified for then-presidential candidate Joe Biden. She argued that state officials and courts made late-game changes to election laws and rules, usurping the legislatures’ power.
None of the legislatures ultimately made the move, and Trump acknowledged the Biden administration shortly after Congress certified the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6.
Ellis believes that much of the media is operating in ideological bubbles, leaving a niche for a legal expert such as her to offer a perspective beyond politics.
“We don't have a lot of people that are doing this, a lot of the media is so siloed,” she said. “And so I think I'm bringing to the marketplace of ideas something that really, we don't have anywhere else.”