President Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani offered an explanation on why Trump’s legal team issued a statement saying lawyer Sidney Powell is not with the campaign.
“I think it’s because we’re pursuing two different theories,” Giuliani said when he was asked about the situation by Fox News host Lou Dobbs. The Trump legal team, he said, is focused on “misconduct of the election” by state officials in places like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and elsewhere.
Giuliani argued that Trump’s constitutional rights were deprived in some of these states, and he predicted that some of their lawsuits will make it to the Supreme Court. The former New York mayor didn’t elaborate on what Powell was working on.
Powell had spoken on an alleged transnational scheme that flipped votes via election software with the aid of “communist money” from Venezuela, Cuba, and possibly China.
Dominion Voting Systems, a chief target, categorically denied that its machines allowed users to switch votes from one candidate to another and also categorically denied any ties to foreign governments.
“There is no way such a massive fraud could have taken place,” spokesman Michael Steel said over the weekend. “And there are no connections between our company and Venezuela, Germany, Barcelona,” or elsewhere. Steel said that the electronic vote can be audited via a paper trail.
But Powell said in a news conference that “American patriots are fed up with the corruption from the local level to the highest level of our government.”
“We are not going to be intimidated. We are not going to back down. We are going to clean this mess up now. President Trump won by a landslide,” the attorney said. “We are going to prove it. And we are going to reclaim the United States of America for the people who vote for freedom.”
Powell, a former federal prosecutor, called for criminal investigations into her allegations.
In interviews with Newsmax and others, Powell said the team would file a lawsuit of “biblical” proportions. She added, “It’s a massive project to pull this fraud claim together with the evidence that I want to put in.”
Also last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson questioned her claims and demanded that she provide evidence on his popular show. Powell, in response to a question in a Fox Business interview, said that she “sent an affidavit to Tucker that I had not even attached to a pleading yet to help him understand the situation, and I offered him another witness who could explain the math and the statistical evidence far better than I can.”
Following Giuliani’s Sunday night announcement that Powell isn’t working for the Trump team, Powell said that she understands why Trump’s team made the statement.
“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 said.
Smartmatic has also denied that it has ties to foreign governments, and it denied that it has ties to Dominion Voting Systems, although Dominion confirmed it purchased assets from a subsidiary that was previously owned by Smartmatic.
Smartmatic spokeswoman Samira Saba denied Powell’s allegations to news outlets: “Smartmatic has registered and counted nearly 5 billion auditable votes without a single spoiled vote or security breach. We designed our technology to enable all election stakeholders audit the entire process. All audits conducted to elections in which our technology was employed proved the integrity of results.”
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a former White House official who was represented by Powell, wrote that she will prove that election fraud had occurred.
“Powell has been suspended from Twitter for 12 hours,” he wrote on Twitter on Sunday night.
“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.”
Last week, Trump said Powell would be part of his team and representatives. Powell appeared alongside Giuliani and Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis several days later, making her claims about voting software companies.