The Trump campaign on Sunday attempted to distance itself from attorney Sidney Powell, who took part in a bizarre, conspiracy-laden press conference with Rudy Giuliani on Thursday.
In a statement Sunday, Giuliani, who’s President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, said “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump legal team. She is not a lawyer for the president in his personal capacity.”
Trump had specifically named Powell as part of his legal team as recently as Nov. 14.
On Saturday, Powell claimed an upcoming election lawsuit filed in Georgia “will be biblical.”
“Georgia’s probably going to be the first state I’m gonna blow up,” Powell said during an interview with Newsmax.
On Thursday, Giuliani, Powell and others claimed, without evidence, that the election was rigged against Trump, and Powell has pushed an unfounded theory that Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp and Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013, were part of a vast conspiracy to thwart Trump.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a longtime Trump ally, told ABC News on Sunday that “Quite frankly, the conduct of the president’s legal team has been a national embarrassment.”
Powell was also challenged by Fox News host Tucker Carlson last week to provide evidence of her claims. She did not.
“When we kept pressing, she got angry and told us to stop contacting her,” Carlson said on his Nov. 19 show. “When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they also told us Powell had never given them any evidence to prove anything she claimed at the press conference.”