Giuliani: Sidney Powell Not Part of Trump Legal Team

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(NEWSMAX) Sidney Powell is not part of President Trump’s legal team currently trying to overturn election results in several key swing states, his personal attorney Rudy Guiliani said in a statement released Sunday afternoon.

The statement comes after Powell provoked controversy in an appearance on Newsmax TV Saturday night in which she alleged massive voter fraud in Georgia saying there were possibble pay-for-play kick backs to public officials, possibly even Georgia GOP Gov. Kemp for a late grant to use Dominion Voting Systems.

“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,” reads the statement signed by Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, Trump campain senior legal advisor and personal attorney to the president.

Powell appeared as recently as last week at a press conference alongside Giuliani, Ellis and other members of the Trump legal team, and took a turn at the microphone.

The announcement was also was made a day after a judge dismissed the campaign’s lawsuit seeking to halt Pennsylvania officials from certifying Biden’s victory in the state, dealing a major blow to Trump’s flailing efforts to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss.

Powell, a conservative activist and former federal prosecutor, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump expressed concerns after the news conference that Powell’s claims were too outlandish and would distract from other legal arguments, a person familiar with the discussions said.

The president had referred to Powell as one of his lawyers in a Nov. 14 tweet.

“Rudy Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis, a truly great team, added to our other wonderful lawyers and representatives,” Trump said in the tweet.

Tucker Carlson, an influential Fox News host, on Thursday criticized Powell for a lack of evidence to support her claims.

“She never demonstrated that a single actual vote was moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another. Not one,” Carlson said.

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa who won reelection in this month’s vote, told a Fox News radio program on Thursday that Powell’s allegations were “offensive.”

Powell is currently representing Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn in his effort to end a long-running criminal case against him.