Trump campaign tries to move away from conspiracy theorist lawyer Sidney Powell

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Lawyer Sidney Powell speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election on November 19 in Washington. Getty Images

Trump‘s campaign on Sunday tried to distance itself from lawyer Sidney Powell, who attended a bizarre and conspiratorial press conference with Rudy Giuliani on Thursday.

In a statement Sunday, Giuliani, who is President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, said: “Sidney Powell practices law alone. She is not a member of Trump’s legal team. She is not an advocate for the President in her personal capacity. “

Trump had specifically appointed Powell to his legal team as recently as November 14.

On Saturday, Powell asserted that an upcoming election lawsuit filed in Georgia “will be biblical.”

“Georgia is probably going to be the first state I am going to blow up,” Powell said in an interview with Newsmax.

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On Thursday, Giuliani, Powell and others claimed, without evidence, that the election was rigged against Trump, and Powell advanced an unfounded theory that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013 , were part of a larger plot to thwart Trump.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a longtime Trump ally, told ABC News on Sunday that “Frankly, the conduct of the president’s legal team has been a national embarrassment.”

Powell was also challenged by Fox News host Tucker Carlson last week to provide evidence for his claims. She does not have.

“When we kept pushing, she got mad and told us to stop contacting her,” Carlson said on her Nov. 19 show. “When we checked with other people around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they also told us that Powell never gave them any evidence to prove what she said at the conference. Press.