Sidney Powell, an attorney for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, is also helping Powell to raise money for what she says is an effort to overturn Joe Biden’s victory through litigation.
Last week Trump identified Powell as part of a legal team, led by Rudy Giuliani, that is helping him challenge election results in key states he allegedly lost to Biden, but his legal team yesterday denounce their connections with Sidney Powell.
In a statement attributed to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, and Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis, the team said: “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.”
A source who spoke to Breitbart News on background suggested that the team had hoped to work with her, but that Powell’s public claims had gone beyond the scope of the evidence they had seen and believed they could prove in court.
But that wasn’t Powell’s first involvement in the post-election controversy. Earlier last week, Powell used a Fox Business appearance to solicit donations to a new nonprofit entity. Appearing last Tuesday on Lou Dobbs’ show, she directed viewers to a website for an organization called the Legal Defense Fund for the American Republic. “People can donate to the fund because I want this fraud fully prosecuted on behalf of the voters and the American people that deserve election integrity and to know that their legal votes count and were not eradicated by fraud or by illegal votes of other people,” she told Dobbs. “And it’s just gonna take a much more vigorous effort than I see being conducted right now.”
Protecting Our Vote: @SidneyPowell1 urges Americans to go to https://t.co/gJPpPgFmDD to help find & prosecute potential voter fraud across the nation. #MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/nMqphkcoRu
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) November 10, 2020
Defending the Republic is the Legal Defense Fund for the American Republic (“LDFFTAR”) and was established to defend the Republic and to protect the integrity of elections in the United States.
The website, which accepts credit card donations, appears to have gone online the day Powell appeared on Dobbs’ show.
The website states:
Defending the Republic was established by Sidney Powell to defend and to protect the integrity of elections in the United States. Please contribute below, using our secure system. Your donation will support our mission and the welfare of the American Republic.
If you prefer to send a check, please make payable to: Sidney Powell, PC. Address: 10130 Northlake Blvd. #214342, West Palm Beach, Florida 33412
LINK to the site if you are interested in helping her.
Gen. Michael Flynn, a former Trump administration official, said lawyer Sidney Powell is “staying the course” and will prove election fraud after the president’s legal team said she is not working for the campaign on Sunday night.
Powell, who represented Flynn in his legal case, “has been suspended from Twitter for 12 hours,” he wrote on Twitter after former New York Mayor and campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani made the statement about her status.
“She understands the WH press release & agrees with it,” Flynn said. “She is staying the course to prove the massive deliberate election fraud that robbed #WeThePeople of our votes for President Trump & other Republican candidates.”
Powell herself responded by releasing a statement saying that she will continue to represent the “#WeThePeople” — and adding at the end of her statement the hashtag “#KrakenOnSteroids.”
Powell appeared undeterred after the Trump Legal Team distanced themselves from her, while pledging to continue fighting against what she alleges of widespread voter fraud occurring during the 2020 election due to the vote-counting machines. Powell has so far failed to provide any evidence backing her claims.
“I understand today’s press release,” Powell told CBS News. “I will continue to represent #WeThePeople who had their votes for Trump and other Republicans stolen by massive fraud through Dominion and Smartmatic, and we will be filing suit soon. The chips will fall where they may, and we will defend the foundations of this great Republic. #KrakenOnSteroids”
She’s been operating for a common cause but independently.
The Trump legal team made a mistake by having her appear in an official press conference with them. They needed to correct that. Otherwise, the other side would demand the cases be linked.
By keeping them separate, they can represent two different entities in the courts. The People and President Trump!
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