Conservative sensation Sidney Powell became the talk of the headlines on Sunday after the Trump legal team released a statement saying that she never actually worked for them, according to Fox News.
“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own,” said Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and another lawyer for Trump, Jenna Ellis, in a statement. “She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.”
In her first comments concerning the statement, reported by the Wall Street Journal, 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.”
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) November 23, 2020
Americans were generally confused, considering that she was described as part of the team, both by the news media and by President Donald Trump himself. Even more recently, the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, spoke at a press conference with Powell where he turned the podium over to her to speak for the team.
Several people lept to Powell’s aid immediately after the statement was released, including her longtime client Gen. Michael Flynn, who said “@SidneyPowell1 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,” late on Sunday.
To further confuse issues, the president previously named Powell as part of the team when tweeting his support for their efforts to expose voter fraud in the Nov. 3 presidential elections.
“I look forward to Mayor Giuliani spearheading the legal effort to defend OUR RIGHT to FREE and FAIR ELECTIONS!” Trump tweeted on Nov. 14. “Rudy Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis, a truly great team, added to our other wonderful lawyers and representatives!”
Her part in the battle was further confirmed when she appeared with Giuliani and other members of the dream team on Thursday for a press conference where she stood behind Trump’s longtime personal attorney as he said, “Well, this is representative of our legal team. We’re representing President Trump and we’re representing the Trump campaign. When I finish, Sidney Powell and then Jenna Ellis will follow me. And we will present in brief the evidence that we’ve collected over the last, I guess it is two weeks. Also, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing are here with me. There are a lot more lawyers working on this, but I guess, we’re the senior lawyers. And Boris Epshteyn.”
Powell was also quoted by the GOP official verified Twitter account for her statements during that press conference when she said, “We will not be intimidated … We are going to clean this mess up now. President Trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it. And we are going to reclaim the United States of America for the people who vote for freedom.”
Powell herself made a longer and more concise statement later, after some of the dust settled on the whirlwind announcement/clarification:
“I agree with the campaign’s statement that I am not part of the campaign’s legal team,” the attorney said in an email prompted and linked to by Flynn. “I never signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill for my expenses or fees.
“My intent has always been to expose all the fraud I could find and let the chips fall where they may–whether it be upon Republicans or Democrats.
“The evidence I’m compiling is overwhelming that this software tool was used to shift millions of votes from President Trump and other Republican candidates to Biden and other Democrat candidates. We are proceeding to prepare our lawsuit and plan to file it this week. It will be epic.
“We will not allow this great Republic to be stolen by communists from without and within or our votes altered or manipulated by foreign actors in Hong Kong, Iran, Venezuela, or Serbia, for example, who have neither regard for human life nor the people who are the engine of this exceptional country.
“#WeThePeople elected Donald Trump and other Republican candidates to restore the vision of America as a place of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. “You may assist this effort by making a non tax-deductible contribution to www.DefendingTheRepublic.org. #KrakenOnSteroids.” She signed the letter, simply, “Sidney Powell.”