Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer, explained why he distanced himself from Sidney Powell last Monday, stating that it was because they are “pursuing two different theories.”
During a segment on Fox News last Monday, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs asked Giuliani, “What is the reason for the split between Powell and Giuliani, at all?
Giuliani answered, “I think it’s because we’re pursuing two different theories.” he added, “our theory of the case to get to the Supreme Court … is, basically, misconduct of the election by state officials in at least five or six different states, in which the misconduct of the election involved deprivation of Constitutional rights for the president.”
“I think it’s because we’re pursuing two different theories,” Giuliani said
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The lawyer argued, in Democratic parts of states, the so-called “curing” of ballots were allowed. However, it is not the case in other parts of the same state. He also stated that there were “unexamined” ballots in Pennsylvania totaling a number of 680,000.
Giuliani then noted that the worse alleged misconduct happened only in Michigan.
Other than Giuliani, Trump’s legal team also distance themselves from Sidney Powell. They made this point in a statement released last Sunday.
The statement said, “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.”
Said statement released was signed by Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, Trump’s lawyer.
“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.” pic.twitter.com/Z1vcRelYFe
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) November 22, 2020
A few days earlier, Tucker Carlson of Fox News made headlines when he announced that Powell repeatedly refused to appear on his show and outline the evidence that could back up her bold claims.
Carlson said, “So we invited Sidney Powell on this show. We would’ve given her the whole hour; we would’ve given her the entire week actually and listened quietly the whole time at rapt attention — that’s a big story,”
He further added that Powell never sent them any evidence despite a series of polite requests, not even a single page.
Carlson also claimed that when they kept pressing her for evidence, Powell got angry and told the team from Fox News to stop contacting her. He said that they also checked with the Trump campaign to ask whether Powell had given them any evidence. To which the Trump campaign started, “Powell has never given them any evidence either, nor did she provided any today at the press conference.”
During the press conference last Thursday, Powell was seen alongside Giuliani and Ellis. Powell, a former Flynn attorney, provided explosive claims that Dominion Voting System used software initially for Hugo Chavez, a Venezuelan socialist leader.
At the presser, Powell said, “What we are really dealing with here and uncovering more by the day is the massive influence of communist money through Venezuela. Cuba and likely China in the interference with our elections here in the United States.”
She further claimed that the Dominion Voting Systems, the Smartmatic technology software, and other software that powered the computerized voting systems in the United States, were made in Venezuela at the instruction of Hugo Chavez in order to ensure that he never lost an election after a constitutional referendum resulted in a way different than how Chavez wants it to be.
In response to these allegations, Fox News reported that Dominion described Powell’s claims as “absurdities” that were “deeply concerning.”
Dominion said, “The latest flood of absurdities is deeply concerning, not just for Dominion but also for our dedicated state and local partners and the electoral process on whole. Dominion is plainly a non-partisan American company with no ties to Venezuela or Cuba. Vote counts are conducted by county and state election officials, not by Dominion, or any other election technology company — our systems support tabulation by those officials alone.”