The Georgia RICO case is going as planned. Fani Willis shook the RICO tree and four defendants have fallen out so far. The latest to flip is Jenna Ellis.
Ellis is the lone defendant to smile in her mugshot leading some to call her Mugshot Barbie. I’m not going that far but it’s an unusually flattering picture for a mugshot. Glowering is the default facial expression. Mark Meadows’ expression is somewhere in between, which is fitting because his status is more ambiguous.
Ellis got a bit weepy when she copped her plea in front of Judge Scott McAfee. Rudy Giuliani is the one who should be crying right now:
Ellis pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements about election fraud in the 2020 presidential election. “If I knew then what I know now, I would have declined to represent Donald Trump in these post-election challenges,” Ellis said as she wept in an Atlanta courtroom. “I look back on this whole experience with deep remorse.”
Ellis’ plea implicated Giuliani in that she admitted to aiding and abetting his “false statements” at a December 2020 hearing before Georgia lawmakers in which they both pushed unfounded claims of voter fraud. She said she was “assisting with the execution” of the hearing along with Giuliani and Trump campaign lawyer Ray Smith, another co-defendant. Both Smith and Giuliani have pleaded not guilty.”
Unlike the man whose sidekick she was during the 2020 BIG LIE tour, Ellis’ makeup endured her tears:
I cannot get enough of that picture. It captures the malevolent clownishness of Rudy’s BIG LIE road trip.
Team Trump is full of malevolent clowns. Rumor has it that the Pennywise image was a self-portrait:
I just lied like a Trump lawyer. That’s another image by former First Drafter Michael F. Former President* Pennywise lacks the concentration to paint anything including a wall. He’s too busy saying stupid shit like this:
Trump: I'm for us. You know how you spell us, right? U.S. I just picked that up. Has anyone ever thought of that before? I'm reading and said us. You know, when you think about it, us, equals U.S. If we think of something genius, they will never say it. pic.twitter.com/xzXTMRRge6
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 23, 2023
Oy, such an original thinker. #sarcasm
The Mark Meadows story is less certain and involves a deal with Special Counsel Jack Smith, not Fani Willis. The story comes from ABC News and has been denied by Marky Mark’s mouthpiece. Even if Meadows has flipped it’s uncertain how far:
Former President Donald Trump’s final chief of staff in the White House, Mark Meadows, has spoken with special counsel Jack Smith’s team at least three times this year, including once before a federal grand jury, which came only after Smith granted Meadows immunity to testify under oath, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The sources said Meadows informed Smith’s team that he repeatedly told Trump in the weeks after the 2020 presidential election that the allegations of significant voting fraud coming to them were baseless, a striking break from Trump’s prolific rhetoric regarding the election.
It’s unclear if that’s a full flip, half flip, or flapjack flip. I put the last one in to see if you’re paying attention.
The Indicted Impeached Insult Comedian insists that the cases against him are a witch hunt. If that’s true, why have so many people pled guilty?
To flip or not to flip, that is the question for Trump’s co-defendants. As the song goes, “C’mon flip. Bend a little bit. Maybe get wise to a new tip. C’mon flip.”
The last word goes to BNL: