Jenna Ellis flips on Donald Trump, and the bank run is officially underway

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When Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro cut cooperating plea deals against Donald Trump last week, they had each requested a speedy trial so they could find out whether their motions to dismiss were going to work. After those motions all failed, they ended up cutting deals on the eve of the trial.

We knew this would set off a domino effect, and we were all able to guess that Jenna Ellis might be next based on her ongoing public comments – but the question was the timing. Her trial wasn’t going to be for perhaps a couple months, so in that sense she had some time to think about it. But it turns out she didn’t take any time at all. Ellis cut a cooperating plea deal today.

This means that Ellis took a look at Powell and Chesebro flipping, knew there weren’t going to be many lenient deals left on the table, and decided to quickly take one while she still could. Ellis got probation. She might be the last to get a deal that doesn’t include prison. Or maybe there’s one more probation deal on the table for anyone who flips quickly enough. Some of these defendants are surely about to test that theory.

In any case we now know that we aren’t going to have to wait until the next trial date for people to start flipping. Ellis flipped today. She’s the third in six days. This isn’t just a domino effect, it’s a proverbial bank run. These folks are trying to get in there and get something while there’s still something to get. Don’t worry, a lot of these people are going to prison. Lenient cooperation deals are for those who are early to the party. And the clock is rapidly ticking away for the rest of them.

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