Attorney Sidney Powell, who the Trump campaign said Sunday is not part of the team representing it in legal challenges to the presidential election, has agreed that she does not work for the campaign or for President Donald Trump.
"I agree with the statement today," Powell told The Wall Street Journal in a statement after President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani announced that she was not part of the team. "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.”
Giuliani Sunday afternoon said in a statement that Powell, who represents the president's former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn, is not part of the legal team after she appeared on Newsmax TV Saturday night and alleged massive voter fraud in Georgia.
She said in her interview that there were pay-for-play kickbacks to public officials, including potential involvement by Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp for a grant to use Dominion Voting Systems for the election, and that there was a "biblical" lawsuit coming.
"Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own," Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, a Trump campaign senior legal adviser and personal attorney to the president, said in a statement they signed.
As recently as last week, Powell appeared at a press conference with Giuliani, Ellis, and other members of Trump's legal team, and took a turn speaking.
Trump also referred to Powell in a Nov. 14 tweet as part of his legal team.
The Washington Post, quoting two Trump advisers speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations, said the president did not like the coverage Powell had gotten from Fox News' Tucker Carlson and others who called for her to show the evidence behind her claims.
The advisers also said that Powell fought with Giuliani and others in recent days, reports the Post.
An unnamed campaign official also told the Post that Trump believed Powell was hurting his case more than helping it, and that she was "too crazy even for the president."
Meanwhile, Twitter also temporarily disabled Powell's account over the weekend, Flynn tweeted, saying that she "has been suspended from Twitter for 12 hours. She understands the WH press release & agrees with it. She is staying the course to prove the massive deliberate election fraud that robbed #WeThePeople of our votes for President Trump & other Republican candidates."
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