"The case against Donald Trump is a legal disaster, a weaponizing [of] the justice system against a political opponent," Ellis, a former attorney for Trump's 2020 campaign, told The Epoch Times after a grand jury in New York voted to indict the former president.
The Manhattan district attorney's office has been investigating Trump in connection with an alleged hush money payment to adult performer Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump, who is the frontrunner in the field of 2024 presidential hopefuls, has denied any wrongdoing, describing the March 30 indictment as "political persecution and election interference."
Ellis expressed the same view.
"The only reason DA Alvin Bragg is bringing charges is because Trump is running for the GOP 2024 presidential nomination," she said, noting that such efforts are likely to backfire.
"The DNC and RNC want a post-Trump America, yet they are incentivizing donors and the MAGA base to rally support against Trump because no one deserves to be politically prosecuted."