Former U.S. attorney Sidney Powell, who has filed several lawsuits claiming fraud in the November election, says she has been denied access to President Donald Trump by senior White House officials since a meeting last week in which Trump suggested her as a special counsel to investigate voting irregularities.
"I haven't met or spoken with the president since Friday night," the Washington Examiner quoted Powell as saying. "The president knows this election was stolen, but he is not getting the support he, the Constitution, and the Republic deserve. His own people are misleading and undermining him while protecting their own careers and agendas."
The meeting in which Trump mentioned Powell, U.S. attorney for the western and northern districts of Texas and eastern district of Virginia from 1978 to 1988, included Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, and former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was Powell's client until he was pardoned by Trump.
The New York Times, quoting an anonymous individual who was told about the meeting, said the gathering was "raucous" and "involved people shouting."
"My efforts to educate Rudy on demonstrable foreign interference in the election including multiple CISA and FBI findings have been met with irrational hostility," Powell told the Examiner. "I have been blocked by White House counsel and others from seeing or speaking to the president since I raised the public formal findings and even more evidence of the foreign interference from Iran and China in this election."
Many of Powell's lawsuits have alleged systemic issues with election equipment software.
Giuliani has in recent days sought to distance the president from Powell. After a report on the possible special counsel push, he said on Newsmax: Let me say definitively that Sidney Powell is not part of our legal team. She hasn't been for five weeks. She is not a special counsel for the president, she does not speak for the president, nor does she speak for the administration. She speaks for herself.
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