Conspiracy lawyer Sidney Powell said on Thursday that aides around Donald Trump are blocking her from speaking to the outgoing president.
Powell told Zenger News in an interview that she has had no contact with Donald Trump since the very contentious meeting in the Oval Office on December 18, where Trump discussed appointing her as Special Counsel to investigate voter fraud. That suggestion was reportedly shot down by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and White House lawyer Pat Cipollone.
By the next day, Powell says, Trump’s senior aides had declined to give her a Secret Service-issued pass which would grant her access to see Donald Trump.
“I’ve been blocked from speaking to or communicating with the president since I left the Oval Office on Friday night,” Powell said, “by apparently everyone around him.”
Trump tweeted on Wednesday that he “disagree with anyone that thinks a strong, fast, and fair Special Counsel is not needed, IMMEDIATELY” after his former Attorney General Bill Barr said there was no need to appoint a special counsel to investigate voter fraud or Hunter Biden.
Powell said she was verbally offered the position of “special counsel” by Trump at the meeting last Friday but, is unable to provide him with the necessary paper work needed to make it official since she is unable to get to him.
“I am not a Robert Mueller-style special counsel,” Powell told Zenger News. “[T]here was a discussion about me being a special White House counsel. It has not come to pass, because it seems it was blocked after Friday night, or undone, or I’m not sure what you’d call it,” she added.