The Trump campaign is trying to distance themselves from conspiracy theorist lawyer Sidney Powell who claimed without evidence that voting machines switched votes from Trump to President-elect Biden.
“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team,” fellow conspiracy theorists, lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said in a statement. “She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.”
Their attempts to erase her as a member of the clown posse is totally contradicted by the fact that they claimed her in the past.
During that bizarre press conference last week when she alleged that the late president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez worked with a voting machine company to switch votes from Trump to Biden, Giuliani said: “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.”
The Daily Beast reports that Powell had her own office at the Trump campaign headquarters. Not to mention, Donald Trump himself named her as a member of his “truly great team” last week on Twitter writing: “Rudy Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis, a truly great team, added to our other wonderful lawyers and representatives.”
But, her comments proved to be far too extreme for some on the right which lead them to take drastic measures, like asking for evidence.
People like Tucker Carlson criticized her for not providing any evidence to back up her claim that Hugo Chavez voting machines switched votes from Trump to Biden.
“She never demonstrated that a single actual vote was moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another. Not one,” Carlson said.
The statement comes one day after a Pennsylvania judge dismissed the Trump campaign’s most high profile case in their efforts to overturn the results of the election. Pennsylvania federal court Judge Matthew Brann deliver a scathing rebuke of the campaign’s arguments, likening them to a”Frankenstein Monster” and dismissed the case, with prejudice because their arguments lacked factual proof.
So, they threw her under the bus. There’s only room for one crazy, female wild eyed, conspiracy theorist on the Trump legal team and that spot was already filled by the much younger, Jenna Ellis.
Of course, this now places the Trump campaign legal defense team in a bit of a tight spot. How can they keep using her arguments to present their case in the court of public opinion when they already fired her for using them????.