President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani on Monday, Dec. 21, pushed back speculation that Sidney Powell may be appointed as a special counsel to investigate election fraud allegations.
Citing anonymous sources close to the discussion, several news outlets broke the news last week that President Trump had floated the idea of tapping Powell as special counsel during a meeting at the White House with other senior aides and members of his legal team.
A report said that Giuliani was among those who were not sold on the idea of installing Powell into the position.
During an interview on Monday with Newsmax’s Sean Spicer, Giuliani responded to the speculation. “Let me say definitively: Sidney Powell is not part of our legal team. She hasn’t been for five weeks. She is not a special counsel for the president. She does not speak for the president, nor does she speak for the administration,” Giuliani said. “She speaks for herself. And she’s a fine woman, a fine lawyer, but whatever she is talking about, it’s her own opinions. I’m not responsible for them, the president isn’t, nor is anybody else on our legal team.”
Giuliani went on to say that his team will be “extremely aggressive” in their strategy, while stressing that it will be done “within the bounds of rationality, common sense, and the law.”
Last month, Giuliani and attorney Jenna Ellis both said in a statement that 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.”
Powell has been pursuing several election challenges in the courts, which center on reversing the election results in several swing states over allegations of “massive fraud” through the use of the Dominion voting system. Dominion has denied the allegations.
Powell’s cases have been dismissed by lower federal courts. She has asked the Supreme Court to review her cases but the court is delaying those cases from being heard. The nation’s highest court rejected the Texas lawsuit that was supported by 19 other states.
Meanwhile, Ellis on Monday appeared to support the idea of appointing a special counsel to investigate election fraud. She shot back at outgoing Attorney General William Barr after he said he has no plans to name a special counsel to look into election fraud or Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
“Maybe you should sit down now, Bill. You certainly did enough sitting down on the job,” Ellis tweeted in response to the news.
On Monday, Powell was spotted at the White House again while President Trump huddled with Republican lawmakers and discussed objections to the Electoral College votes when they are read during the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6.
“This is Powell’s 3rd visit to the White House in the last 4 days,” noted the Gateway Pundit.