Sidney Powell says she has been stopped from contacting Donald Trump after attending a contentious White House meeting where the President’s loyalists discussed possible ways to overturn the election.
The conspiracy theorist attorney made the claim in an interview with Zenger News on Thursdays, stating: ‘I’ve been blocked from speaking to or communicating with the president since I left the Oval Office… by apparently everyone around him.’
Powell was present at the meeting on Friday, December 18, alongside retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, and chief of staff Mark Meadows. Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, dialed in over the phone and senior members of the Trump administration floated in and out of the room.
During the discussions, which lasted for more than two hours, Trump allegedly floated the idea of making Powell special White House counsel – an idea that received strong pushback from others in attendance.
Powell told Zenger News that she was ‘verbally offered the job, but that senior officials from the Office of White House Counsel have prevented her from presenting the president with paperwork to make it official.’
‘It has not come to pass, because it seems it was blocked after Friday night, or undone, or I’m not sure what you’d call it’ she stated.
Sidney Powell says she has been barred from contacting Donald Trump after attending a contentious White House meeting where the President’s loyalists discussed possible ways to overturn the election
The attorney implied that Cipollone and Meadows may have been behind the move.
She says that by Saturday, she was declined a Secret Service-issued pass that would allow her access to the West Wing.
Many of Trump’s allies have been trying to distance themselves from Powell after she pushed her outlandish claim of an international conspiracy at work with the deep state to remove Trump from the White House.
According to The New York Times, all of the ideas Powell presented during the meeting were ‘shot down by every other Trump adviser present, all of whom repeatedly pointed out that she had yet to back up her claims with proof’.
‘It’s basically Sidney versus everybody,’ one source in Friday’s meeting told Axios.’
‘That is why voices were raised. There is literally not one motherf****r in the president’s entire orbit — his staunchest group of supporters and allies — who doesn’t think that Sidney Powell should be on that first rocket to Mars.’
Powell implied that Pat Cipollone (left) and Mark Meadows (right) may have been behind the move to block her from having contact with the President
Many of Trump’s allies have been trying to distance themselves from Powell after she pushed her outlandish claim of an international conspiracy at work with the deep state to remove Trump from the White House. She is pictured alongside Rudy Giuliani on November 19
Powell has been the lead instigator in floating a conspiracy theory that voting machines in states Trump lost flipped votes from the president to Joe Biden. There has been no proof of massive voter fraud and Trump’s own administration said the election was safe and secure.
Her efforts so far have been a comedy of errors.
Shortly after midnight on the eve of Thanksgiving she published a 104-page document detailing allegations about Georgia and a 75-page document looking at Michigan, calling for the election results to be decertified, Trump to be declared the winner and voting machines to be impounded.
In the documents she alleged the election had been ‘rigged’ to favor Biden and that foreign powers were involved.
She tweeted: ‘The #Kraken was just released on #Georgia’, along with a link to her website.
She added: ‘Exhibits to follow. Also #ReleaseTheKraken in #Michigan’.
Giuliani said this weekend that the Trump legal team is changing its strategy to focus more on voting machines.
Powell has been the lead instigator in floating a conspiracy theory that voting machines in states Trump lost flipped votes from the president to Joe Biden
The president’s ‘elite strike force team’ – as they call themselves – have not won any major court victories. Judges appointed by the president and the United States Supreme Court have denied the team’s efforts to throw doubt on the election results. Recounts in Georgia and Wisconsin have confirmed Biden’s victory in those states.
Powell accused Dominion Voting Systems of having ties to Venezuela and China. She blamed their machines for Trump’s loss. She was dismissed from Trump’s legal team last month as the campaign tried to distance itself from those claims.
Dominion sent her a letter demanding she retract her claims and has threatened her with legal action.
John Poulos, the CEO of Dominion, voluntarily testified under oath before the Michigan Senate last week where he denied Powell’s claims.
‘Dominion is not and has never been a front for communists,’ he said. ‘It has no ties to Hugo Chavez, the late dictator of Venezuela. We have never been involved in Venezuelan elections. Its machines have never been used in Venezuela.’
Biden won the Electoral College 302 to Trump’s 232. He also beat the president in the popular vote, winning more than 81.2 million votes to Trump’s 74 million.
Meanwhile, Powell’s social media accounts have been flooded with QAnon conspiracy theories and she had been on the President’s radar since representing his disgraced former national security adviser Mike Flynn.
Now Powell, a 65-year-old mother of one who practices law in Dallas but is from Raleigh, North Carolina, appears to be trying to monetize her infamy.
The website for the Legal Defense Fund appears to have been set up on November 11, a day after she appeared on the Lou Dobbs show on Fox.
Originally it stated that ‘$500,000 must be raised in the next 24 hours’ but it was updated to ask for ‘millions’ in donations to stop the certification of ballots.