Sidney Powell Vows 'Kraken on Steroids' in New Statement
Lawyer responds after her legal position is clarified by Trump's legal team
Lawyer Sidney Powell has released a powerful new statement, during which she appears to promise to release the "Kraken on steroids."
The move comes amid confusion over her status as a member of President Donald Trump's legal team.
Late on Sunday, attorneys for the Trump campaign released a statement announcing that Powell is not part of their legal defense team.
"I understand today’s press release,” Powell wrote in response.
"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,” she continued.
Powell’s statement came shortly after the Trump legal team announced that she was not on the team.
"Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own,” Trump’s legal team said in a statement.
"She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team.
"She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.”
The move comes after Powell spoke at a press conference last week with Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis.
At the press conference, she stood behind Giuliani as he said:
This is representative of our legal team.
We’re representing President Trump and we’re representing the Trump campaign.
When I finish, Sidney Powell and then Jenna Ellis will follow me.
And we will present, in brief, the evidence that we’ve collected over the last, I guess it is two weeks.
Also, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing are here with me.
There are a lot more lawyers working on this, but I guess we’re the senior lawyers — and Boris Epshteyn.
Powell’s remarks were also promoted by the Republican National Committee’s official Twitter account.
Trump tweeted over a week ago that Powell was part of his legal defense team, writing: “I look forward to Mayor Giuliani spearheading the legal effort to defend OUR RIGHT to FREE and FAIR ELECTIONS!
"Rudy Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis, a truly great team, added to our other wonderful lawyers and representatives!”
Powell made additional bombshell claims on Saturday night during an interview on Newsmax TV.
Washington Examiner columnist Byron York highlighted a portion of the comments that Powell made:
POWELL: Georgia’s probably gonna be the first state I’m gonna blow up. And Mr. Kemp and the secretary of state need to go with it because they’re in on the Dominion scam with their last-minute purchase, or award of a contract to Dominion of $100 million. The state bureau of investigation for Georgia ought to be looking into the financial benefits received by Mr. Kemp and the secretary of state’s family about that time …
NEWSMAX: Just to clarify, you’re saying that Governor Kemp, who’s been a longtime ally of the president, is directly involved because of financial benefit in a conspiracy to defeat the president in Georgia?
POWELL: We have certainly been told that there is evidence of that, and would warrant an investigation if anybody were actually going to do an honest investigation.
NEWSMAX: What more could you tell us about that alleged conspiracy — [as] the governor’s [involvement]?
POWELL: I can’t give you any more details than that now, but it would certainly warrant an investigation. If it had been reported to me as a law enforcement officer, I would be investigating it steadfastly.
In a seperate, more detailed statement on Monday, Powell revealed that "We are proceeding to prepare our lawsuit and plan to file it this week.
"It will be epic," she declared.