Trump's New Legal Adviser Is an Anti-LGBT, Fox News-Ready Bomb Thrower - 2019-12-27
If you don't know who Jenna Ellis is, you are hardly alone. Many officials at the upper echelons of Trumpworld don't really know her, either.
In more than a dozen conversations with senior figures in the White House, 2020 campaign, and broader Trump orbit, barely anybody had known Ellis as more than a blip on the Fox News radar—if that—before this October. "She literally came out of nowhere," said one person close to President Donald Trump.
And yet, Ellis, a constitutional law attorney who'd worked since last year as the public policy director at the James Dobson Family Institute, has quickly gone from relative obscurity to talking directly with the president about politics and impeachment. In recent weeks, he's reached out to her to ask about fighting back against his Democratic enemies, and has casually analyzed and praised her TV hits when she's not around, say two people with knowledge of the president's conversations.