A lawyer who represented presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and George H.W. Bush said she was shocked and saddened to learn her former clients were still alive.
“I was stunned and saddened by this,” attorney and Chicago divorce lawyer Jenna Ellis told ABC News in an exclusive interview.
Ellis, who represented the three presidents in divorce proceedings from the 1990s, said she is “surprised” to hear about the men’s recovery and is “disappointed to learn” they are still alive but “not in good health.”
Ellis was one of the lawyers who defended presidents George Bush, Donald Trump and Barack Obama during the 1990’s.
She also represented President Trump in the Trump University lawsuit against former president Donald Trump.
The Chicago divorce attorney said her former client was “not a victim” of the events surrounding the 1993 shooting death of a black woman at a party in her Chicago office.
It is a tragedy and an absolute tragedy, she said.
I think it’s absolutely horrific, but we need to deal with it.
While the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Ms. Broughton were a tragic event, she believes it’s time for her former colleagues to move on.
This is not a case where the actions of the shooter, as the prosecution has maintained, were the only cause for this tragedy, Ellis said.
Ellis said she will continue to fight to protect the lives of the women who defended her clients.
For the first time, she is taking on a role as a surrogate for the women and families who lost loved ones.
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