Moments ago, Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis released the following statement suggesting Sidney Powell is “practicing law on her own” and “not a member of the Trump Legal Team.”
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) November 22, 2020
Just days ago, President Trump tweeted this.
The statement has led to confusion and speculation.
Jake Tapper tweeted “This attempt by Trump’s legal team — Giuliani, Ellis — to distance themselves from Sidney Powell’s insane conspiracy theories is going to be super awkward next time — oh, I dont know — say, Trump Giuiliani, or Ellis — tweet about the very same insane conspiracy theories.”
This attempt by Trump's legal team — Giuliani, Ellis — to distance themselves from Sidney Powell's insane conspiracy theories is going to be super awkward next time — oh, I dont know — say, Trump Giuiliani, or Ellis — tweet about the very same insane conspiracy theories.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 22, 2020
Here is some of the other reaction and reporting on this.
Jonathan Turley called it “truly painful to watch.”
This is truly painful to watch. The Trump campaign just declared that Sidney Powell (who was featured by the Trump campaign a few days ago) is not representing the campaign. https://t.co/amKaZ61UER
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) November 22, 2020
Hilariously, the Trump campaign just put out a statement trying to distance itself from conspiracy theorist and liar Sidney Powell.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 22, 2020
2. Just three days ago, the official GOP twitter account was tweeting out videos of Sidney Powell at the press conference.
Now they’re saying she’s not involved in the campaign and doesn’t represent the president. pic.twitter.com/RTbbrxqfuu
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 22, 2020