(Noted News) — After weeks of attorney Sidney Powell appearing in the news daily as the face of the Trump campaign’s attempts in overturning the election results, the President’s team has announced that Powell doesn’t actually represent the President directly, and is in fact practicing “law on her own.”
Powell has been vocal about rather sensationalist claims of voter fraud, attracting widespread criticism from journalists, media, and now the very administration she is working for.
Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis said in a statement that “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.” No further details or clarification were given.
In response, Powell said “I agree with the statement today. I will represent #WeThePeople and seek the Truth. I intend to expose all the fraud and let the chips fall where they may. We will not allow the foundations of this great Republic to be destroyed by abject fraud or our votes for President Trump and other Republicans to be stolen by foreign interests or anyone else.”
The distancing from Powell comes after the lawyer already lead multiple press conferences and appeared to head most of the investigations into the alleged voter fraud. The President also publicly named her as part of the “team” in a tweet:
He also retweeted a post from the GOP’s Twitter page directly quoting a strongly worded Powell quote:
The sudden break-up of Trump’s campaign and Sidney Powell potentially stems from an overflow of her so-far unprovable and possibly discrediting claims, such as that the voting software from Dominion Voting Systems was “designed to rig elections,” or that the US Military literally “seized” Dominion’s servers in Germany.
She also coined the term “release the Kraken” which refers to an unseen trove of damning, “biblical” evidence that is supposed to prove election fraud that has yet to be released.
Powell has put Republican governor of Georgia Brian Kemp in her scope as well, accusing him of colluding with corrupt democrats to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey and long-time ally of Trump, recently said he was embarrassed by Powell’s accusations against Kemp and the campaign’s legal proceedings in general.
“Sidney Powell accusing Governor Brian Kemp of a crime on television yet being on unwilling to go on TV and defend and lay out the evidence that she supposedly has” is “outrageous conduct,” Christie said.
“Listen, I’ve been a supporter of the president, I voted for him twice but elections have consequences and we cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn’t happen.”
“They allege fraud outside of the courtroom but when they go inside the courtroom they don’t plead fraud and they don’t argue fraud… you have an obligation to present the evidence, the evidence has not been presented.”
Since Trump’s legal efforts have yet to produce any sort of meaningful headway, inner circles of Trump supporters are now hoping for a direct route to the conservative majority Supreme Court, or the utilization of one of Trump’s executive orders from 2018 that allows the director of national intelligence (John Ratcliffe), to assess “any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election.”
By deciding that the election had foreign influence through Dominion Voting System’s connections to Germany or Canada, the Trump administration may attempt to interpret the executive order in a way that allows them to dictate certain aspects of the election are illegitimate.
Meanwhile, president-elect Joe Biden and the first-ever female vice president-elect Kamala Harrison prepare various components of their new presidential administration, such as getting ready to name the new secretary of state, organizing a “COVID-19 task force”, and hinting at many other roles for the new White House.