Trump Campaign Disavows Its Own Election-Conspiracy Lawyer - 2020-11-22

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F375.png Trump Campaign Disavows Its Own Election-Conspiracy Lawyer November 22, 2020, Lachlan Markay, Daily Beast

President Donald Trump's political team officially disavowed the efforts of attorney Sidney Powell on Sunday evening, just days after Powell headlined a bizarre, rambling press conference where she alleged a massive election fraud conspiracy against the president.

"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," declared Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis in a statement. The attempt to retroactively erase Powell from the president's legal team was flatly contradicted by that team's—and Trump's—own statements over the past week.

Powell responded to the Trump campaign's attempt to distance itself Sunday night with a statement that opened with "I understand today's press release" and ended with "#KrakenOnSteroids"—a reference to a sea monster from the movie Clash of the Titans that has become a right-wing hashtag.

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