Jenna Ellis Calls out Ronna McDaniel and the RNC: "Lying Is Never, Ever Okay."

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Former Attorney for President Donald Trump and Chair of American Greatness Fund Jenna Ellis went on her show “Just The Truth” to call out the RNC, Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, and to express why she is no longer a Republican.


The post-presidential tell-alls are hitting the press, and Michael Wolfe’s Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency is making the rounds. Business Insider reviewed the book, and revealed an uncomfortable exchange between Trump’s attorney team handling the election integrity lawsuits, RNC lead counsel Justin Riemer, and the RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel:

Last November, Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis received an email that forwarded a note from Republican National Committee (RNC) chief counsel Justin Riemer, with the GOP official questioning the former president’s election claims, according to a forthcoming book by Michael Wolff.

In the note, Riemer reportedly wrote to his RNC colleagues asking why they were backing Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud, while also expressing that the organization raised more cash battling Democrats than challenging election results.

Ellis, who was having dinner with Rudy Giuliani and former New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerik, passed her phone around for everyone to view the message, which reportedly left them “stunned.”

According to the assembled group, it was just one more example of Trump having to fight the GOP establishment, which Wolff details in “Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency,” an early copy of which was obtained by Insider.


So, get past the food fight aspect of MAGA vs. RNC, and hear what the attorney Riemer had to say: the RNC raises more cash battling Democrats. Get your priorities straight. Election integrity is unimportant.

Shorter: The RNC doesn’t care about how its base feels about elections or election integrity, it just wants their money.

According to Ellis’ accounts, this is all true. Guilliani and Kerik were upset and demanded Riemer resign. McDaniel assured them he was as good as gone.

The Washington Post wrote an exclusive on some of this, and tells more of the same story:

“What Rudy and Jenna are doing is a joke and they are getting laughed out of court,” Riemer wrote in a Nov. 28 email to former RNC official Liz Harrington, referring to Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis.

“They are misleading millions of people who have wishful thinking that the president is going to somehow win this thing,” Riemer continued.

According to the Post, Riemer wrote that the efforts to challenge the results by Giuliani and Ellis were harming the Republican Party’s push for “election integrity.”

Sources close to the matter told the Post that Giuliani sought to have Riemer fired after he learned of the emails, though Riemer has remained with the party.

In the Post’s account, former RNC spokesperson Liz Harrington, didn’t defend Riemer or the RNC. Because she is now a spokesperson for Trump, WaPo gave her the crazy MAGAhat Q-Anon treatment.


Riemer chose to defend himself because he likes his job:

I led the RNC legal team in over 55 lawsuits on behalf of the President’s reelection, winning a majority of them, including the only successful post-election lawsuit. Any suggestion that I did not support President Trump or do everything in my power to support the RNC’s efforts to reelect President Trump is false,” Riemer told the Post in a statement.

Riemer, of course, is still employed with the RNC. No surprise there.

In her “Just The News” telecast, Ellis takes umbrage to what she says are blatant lies.

It has been amazing to me to see how the RNC, and specifically Ronna McDaniel, has continued to dig in to this blatant lie. First saying, through the RNC spokesperson in response to Business Insider, that this story from Michael Wolfe is absolutely false. Then, she went on Newsmax this morning, I was watching her, and she’s doubled down on it.

Watch this first clip:

Ellis emphasized,

I spoke with Ronna McDaniel along with Rudy Guiliani, siting at restaurant in Washington,  D.C. Bernie Kerik was there. And you have all heard from Bernie Kerik on my show last night. We talked to Ronna. I specifically tweeted this in response to the Newsmax story:


This is a screen shot, from a little after 7:00 p.m. that night, that I sent to Ronna McDaniel’s cell phone, per the Mayor [Guiliani]. She absolutely knew about these emails and now she’s claiming that this entire story is false. Why? This matters. Why?

Ellis goes on to claim that the RNC was undermining President Trump’s election integrity efforts, and undermining the legal team. What is stunning is that, according to Ellis, the RNC raised over $200 million in the “election integrity” push. So, where is that money?

Ellis tweeted that Ronna McDaniel blocked her on Twitter. Ellis chose to go on Newsmax to challenge McDaniel to a debate, in order to hash out the truth:

So far, no response from McDaniel. I, frankly, would welcome such an exchange.

Ellis concludes her monologue:

No, Ronna McDaniel, it is not okay that you are still claiming the story is false when you know there were at least three witnesses there who spoke to you when you said that Reimer would be gone the next morning.

Lying is never, ever okay. All this is about for the RNC is continuing their power by getting your dollars.

I am curious to see how all this plays out. We now have conservatives, whether MAGA or otherwise, who choose to believe their own eyes, rather than the protestations and claims of support from the Party. Grassroots groups are growing, who are backing, and mounting, their own candidates outside of the RNC’s funding or blessing.


The California Recall of Gavin Newsom is a microcosm of what is occuring across the country. It also why it is crucial that Newsom be recalled and a conservative governor be inaugurated in his place. While the Calilfornia GOP condemns Newsom and calls out his corruption, while making noises about “winning”, they are effectively riding the coattails of what is a truly grassroots movement that is primarily fueled by the California citizenry. Every conservative in California knows CA GOP is feckless, and of little consequence in the state.

A Recall win will essentially make them irrelevant.

Same with the RNC. They are being exposed as essentially money launderers who, as Ellis states, are more interested in looking as though they are fighting Democrats, rather than upholding conservative values or the cause of republican governance.

I will not stand with a party who not only is wiling to lie back in November and undermine the President, but is willing to perpetuate and double down on that lie, and can’t even articulate what conservative values are. I don’t think, honestly, the RNC stands for this country, I think that the RNC stands for its own power.


Ellis concluded by encouraging people to not support the RNC, or the RNCC, but to give their donations to candidates they support and organizations who uphold conservative values and causes, and have proven record of doing so.

There are no longer any shades of difference between the two parties, and the pushes for election integrity seem to be the glaring light exposing this.

Ellis did a follow-up interview on Dr. Sebastian Gorka’s “America First” program. Worth the listen:


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