President Donald Trump’s legal team raised eyebrows this weekend when it announced that attorney Sidney Powell is not on the president’s official legal team.
Nevertheless, Powell released a statement of her own in which she pledged to continue fighting election fraud on an independent basis, Breitbart reported.
“I agree with the campaign’s statement that I am not part of the campaign’s legal team,” she said. “I never signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill for my expenses or fees.”
Powell continues on
Powell expressed confidence that she will be still be able to pursue the case of election fraud.
“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,” she said.
She continued, “The evidence I’m compiling is overwhelming that this software tool was used to shift millions of votes from President [Donald] 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.”
On Sunday night, Trump lawyer and former mayor Rudy Giuliani and Trump attorney Jenna Ellis released a memo distancing themselves from Powell.
“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 memo read.
Split appears amicable
The attorney’s statement seemed to be at odds with an earlier tweet from the president in which he mentioned Powell by name as being part of his legal team.
While it’s not entirely clear what led to Powell’s departure, there does not appear to be public hostility between her and Trump’s legal counsel. On Sunday, Ellis tweeted part of Powell’s statement and re-tweeted a supportive message from former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
A former federal prosecutor and author of the book Licensed to Lie, Powell rose to national prominence as Flynn’s defense attorney.