REPORT: Trump considered making Sidney Powell Special Counsel to Probe Voter Fraud

According to the NY Times, in a meeting that took place Friday, President Trump considered making lawyer Sidney Powell special counsel.

The Times writes “most of his advisers opposed the idea, two of the people briefed on the discussion said, including Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer. In recent days Mr. Giuliani has sought to have the Department of Homeland Security join the campaign’s efforts to overturn Mr. Trump’s loss in the election.”

The report continues that “Mr. Giuliani joined the discussion by phone, while Ms. Powell was at the White House for a meeting that became raucous and involved people shouting at each other at times, according to one of the people briefed on what took place.”

The report also claims Trump asked Flynn, who was also at the meeting about his idea “to impose martial law and deploy the military to “rerun” the election.”

However “the White House counsel, Pat A. Cipollone, and the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, repeatedly and aggressively pushed back on the ideas being proposed, which went beyond the special counsel idea, those briefed on the meeting said. Mr. Cipollone told Mr. Trump there was no constitutional authority for what was being discussed, one of the people briefed on the meeting said.”

The report also say Powell “accused other Trump advisers of being quitters, according to the people briefed.’

You can read the full report here.