The undecided 2020 presidential election has been crazy, and the madness is far from over as litigation continues into its third week since Election Day.
But the latest shakeup in the campaign’s recent legal efforts has everyone wondering – what is going on?
President Trump’s legal team has officially distanced themselves from attorney and former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell, who has participated in litigation press conferences but has caused a media frenzy as of late.
This comes after Powell said she was going to “Release the Kraken” on the Left based on voter fraud evidence of “Biblical” proportions.
However, she was criticized by FNC’s Tucker Carlson for supposedly not providing evidence of her claims, though she insists that she sent him signed affidavits upon his request. Legal experts say it would be compromising for her to provide any more than that before her case is brought to court.
Nevertheless, the media tore Powell to shreds over Carlson’s claims.
Trump Attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis then issued a surprise joint statement on Sunday night clarifying that Powell is not affiliated with the Trump Legal Team.
“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity,” the press release reads.
In a continuation of the interesting chain of events, Powell was suspended from accessing her Twitter account for 12 hours for reasons unknown.
General Michael Flynn, who Powell legally represents, tweeted on her behalf.
“@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,” Flynn wrote.
.@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.
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) November 23, 2020
Powell issued an official statement on MailChimp where she said, “I agree with the campaign’s statement,” clarifying that she, “never signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill” for her expenses or fees.
She says she fully intends to “expose all the fraud” using her “overwhelming” evidence of vote switching from Trump to Biden and will file an “epic” lawsuit this week.
Powell maintained that she will see to it that communists do not succeed in overtaking this country as, “#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.”
She concluded her statement with “#KrakenOnSteroids.”
Needless to say, this breaking announcement left the media completely confused – although they are going with a spin to the effect of “The campaign is distancing themselves because Sidney Powell has no evidence”.
However, if that were the case, why would Powell continue to pursue litigation efforts to benefit the campaign regardless?
According to Kylie Kremer, Executive Director of the Women for Trump PAC, tweeted, “Let the courts work out the voting system. @LLinWood @SidneyPowell1 are continuing the legal fight…”
But we need these two senate seats to keep Republican control of the Senate.
— Kylie Jane Kremer (@KylieJaneKremer) November 23, 2020
By General Flynn’s, Kylie Kremer’s, and Sidney Powell’s own words, she is continuing to fight on President Trump’s behalf.
We could speculate all day as to the reasons why Trump’s legal team is distancing themselves from her, but the truth is –no one really knows.
However, I’m inclined to believe that it has more to do with how she presented herself to the media than anything to do with her evidence. The last thing the president needs is any more negative media attention – especially when it comes to election integrity.
But that’s neither here nor there until we get additional clarification from the Trump campaign and legal team, which is sure to come as efforts continue this week.