Donald Trump insisted on Sunday that ‘kraken’ lawyer Sidney Powell was “never” his attorney days after she pleaded guilty in the Georgia election interference case.
“Sidney Powell was one of millions and millions of people who thought, and in ever increasing numbers still think, correctly, that the 2020 Presidential Election was RIGGED & STOLLEN, AND OUR COUNTRY IS BEING ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED BECAUSE OF IT!!! MS. POWELL WAS NOT MY ATTORNEY, AND NEVER WAS,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
Despite Trump’s claim, Powell briefly served on his legal team during the final weeks of his bid to remain in power despite losing the 2020 election.
In fact, Trump announced in November 2020 that Powell was joining his legal team.
Powell later participated in the infamous press conference on November 19, 2020, where she promoted conspiracy theories and lies about the election, including the bizarre claim that the late Venezuela President Hugo Chavez helped to rig the election against Trump.
Days later, after Powell’s unproven claims of election fraud turned out to be too extreme even for the people in Trump’s circle, the Trump campaign released a statement saying she is not a member of the “Trump Legal Team.”
But Trump still met with Powell after she was dropped by the campaign. In a December 2020 meeting at the White House Trump considered naming her as a special counsel to find voter fraud.
Powell was one of 19 people charged by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in August for trying to interference with the election in Georgia.
Trump’s attempt to distance himself from her comes days after she pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor charges for conspiring to interfere with the election in exchange for cooperating with Georgia prosecutors in the racketeering case against Trump and many of his allies.