Sidney Powell has once again found herself down on her luck.
President Trump reportedly informed Powell, who was fired by the Trump campaign following an off-the-rails press conference last month where she peddled bonkers conspiracy theories about the election, on Monday that he isn’t planning to tap her as “special counsel” to probe baseless claims of widespread voter fraud, according to the Daily Beast.
Last week, Trump reportedly floated naming Powell as a special counsel investigating unfounded allegations of voter fraud during a meeting in the Oval Office in the waning weeks of his presidency.
Although Trump is fascinated by Powell’s ongoing crusade to “release the kraken,” the sitting president reportedly has walked back the idea of giving the lawyer who formerly worked for his campaign in such an official capacity.
According to the Daily Beast, Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani — who’s become the perspiring face of the President’s fruitless legal battles — said on Tuesday that Powell is “no longer part of [our] team” and “is on her own.”
On Friday, a White House meeting between various officials and advisers close to the president (including Giuliani) grew tense as they warned Trump that Powell has reached a dead end in her efforts to do Trump’s bidding regarding his bogus voter fraud claims. The Trumpworld figures urged Trump to push Powell aside and turn his focus to other long-shot efforts to challenge election results.
The Daily Beast’s report comes a day after outgoing Attorney General William Barr dismissed the notion of appointing such a special counsel to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud.