The Kraken Has Been Released–From Trump’s Legal Team, That Is

Rudy Giuliani went on Sean Spicer’s Newsmax show last week to blame everyone but Donald Trump for losing the 2020 Presidential election, and specifically targeted his co-counsel, Sidney Powell, for mishandling the Trump legal team’s many lawsuits to try to overturn the election results. Just one day after making those comments, the woman who once promised to “unleash the Kraken” of lawsuits to fight Trump’s election loss now says she’s barred from the White House.

Powell told Fox News that she has been “blocked by White House counsel and others from seeing or speaking to the President” after raising “even more evidence of foreign interference from Iran and China.” Powell had reportedly been seen at the White House as recently as last Friday, where she was part of a reportedly chaotic meeting which also included Giuliani, newly pardoned Gen. Michael Flynn, chief of staff Mark Meadows, and White House counsel Pat Cipollone.

UNITED STATES – NOVEMBER 19 (FILE): Sidney Powell, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani also attended. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Trump had suggested naming Powell special counsel for election fraud. Meadows and Cipollone, who have allegedly grown tired of Powell’s unhinged conspiracy theories, vehemently opposed the idea, stating that Powell had “no constitutional authority for what was being discussed.”

Though she’s supposedly out of favor with the Trump campaign, Powell still remains a popular figure within the far-right QAnon conspiracy group, along with influential figures in the movement like Flynn and attorney Lin Wood, both of whom have called for Trump to declare martial law. She has been featured on popular QAnon YouTube shows as far back as November 2019 and has been known to use QAnon slogans and hashtags in her social media posts.

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