(FreedomBeacon.com)- Conservative news network Newsmax has hired two people who worked for former President Donald Trump.
Jenna Ellis, the former legal adviser for Trump’s campaign, and Hogan Gidley, who was the deputy press secretary at the White House, were hired by the news network recently.
Ellis will serve the role of commentator for the upcoming 2022 midterm and 2024 presidential elections. Her role will be to provide commentary from both a faith-based and legal standpoint.
Gidley will serve as a general political analyst for Newsmax.
The company said deals for both new contributors were signed in recent weeks, but they didn’t release specific details of the contracts.
Ellis was on Trump’s legal team that was created specifically to challenge the 2020 presidential election results. In December, it was revealed that Ellis had been fired as a county prosecutor in Colorado for making some mistakes.
In May, word got out that Ellis would serve as a founding member of a group called American Greatness Fund, which would look into various allegations of widespread voter fraud. Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for Trump, launched the group.
In announcing the hires, Newsmax also commented on its approach to covering theories of election fraud that are discussed by some of its contributors. A spokesperson for the network said:
“Newsmax has accepted the 2020 vote results as legal and final. While some people that appear on Newsmax may hold a different opinion, our editorial position remains the same.”
Ellis has worked for many organizations in the past that have ties to religion. She once served as an assistant professor at Colorado Christian University. At the James Dobson Family Institute, she served as director of policy. And at the Thomas More Society, she has served as special counsel.
As for Gidley, she has served since 2017 on the media team at the White House. When Kayleigh McEnany became press secretary at the White House, Gidley then took over as the national press secretary for the Trump campaign.
Gidley has also worked for Mike Huckabee when he served as Arkansas’ governor, and he also was a spokesperson for the presidential campaign of Huckabee. In 2008, Gidley served as communications director for then-Senator Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina.
He’s also served as the Republican Party of South Carolina’s executive director in the past.
Gidley famous was cut off by a host on MSNBC when he was discussion his own theories about election fraud. Still, he’s seen as more of a balanced conservative, since he denounced the attacks on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6.
On a Showtime program called “The Circus” earlier this year, Gidley said:
“There’s no question this last little bit was a black eye” on the Trump presidency.
There’s still almost a year-and-a-half before the 2022 midterm elections are here, but it’s obvious that these are important elections in the eyes of news networks everywhere.
That’s why companies like Newsmax are already gearing up for what should be a very busy midterm election next year.