MAGAland has a new star. A lawyer named Sidney Powell has achieved her 15 minutes of fame as Rudy Giuliani’s sidekick, mouthing even more insane conspiracy theories about how the election was stolen from Trump without providing a shred of evidence. She alleges that somehow the Venezuelan government (yes!) and George Soros (of course!) were behind a plot that managed to co-opt vast swathes of people from the local to the national to the international level to plan and execute a massive fraud that stole an election that Trump rightfully won. Need I mention that she is also a QAnon supporter and is considered one of the ‘heroes’ of the movement? Are you surprised?
Listen to a bit of her deranged speech that Trump actually “won by a landslide”.
Just so we’re all clear, this is the *Republican National Committee* pushing out the deranged lie that Trump — who decisively lost the election — actually won it in a “landslide” but this was covered up by a grand conspiracy. The RNC. This is insane. https://t.co/mxMsUaZYuN
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 20, 2020
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"In the middle of the night, after they've supposedly stop counting, and that's when the Dominion operators went in and injected votes" — the conspiracy theories about "globalists dictators" being pushed by Sidney Powell would make Alex Jones blush. They are absolutely insane. pic.twitter.com/3WAaE3POWT
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 19, 2020
Tucker Carlson, who along with Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, has been enthusiastically pushing the stolen election idea on Fox News, repeatedly invited Powell to come on his show and offered her a full week to present without interruption the massive amounts of evidence that she and Giuliani claim they have but so far have not presented at the press conferences or in court. He says that she refused curtly and asked him to stop pestering her.
“We invited [Trump lawyer] Sidney Powell on the show, we would have given her the whole hour, we would have given her the entire week actually and listened quietly the whole time at rapt attention. That’s a big story.
“But she never sent us any evidence despite a lot of requests…polite requests, [but] not a page. When we kept pressing she got angry and told us to stop contacting her. When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they told us, Powell has never given them any evidence either. Nor did she provide any today at the press conference. Powell did say that electronic voting is dangerous. And she’s right. We’re with her there. But she never demonstrated that a single actual vote was moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another — not one.”
When a devout Trump loyalist is afraid to go on a show hosted by another devout Trump loyalist to present evidence in support of her extraordinary allegation after even being promised uninterrupted airtime, that’s pretty damning.
But don’t shed any tears for Giuliani and Powell continuing their clown show and being subject to widespread ridicule, or for Trump legal advisor Jenna Ellis for describing this woeful pair with a straight face as “an elite strike force team”. As long as they can drag out this charade, they will continue to get fat checks from the Trump campaign, courtesy of the poor, deluded Trump supporters who send in money thinking that there is any chance in hell that these Hail Mary efforts will succeed. This pair are laughing all the way to the bank.
Incidentally, Giuliani’s son Andrew, who serves as a special assistant to Trump and who was present at the packed, indoor press conference with his father and Powell in which many were not wearing masks, has now tested positive for covid-19. His father was sweating profusely during the conference and this has led to speculation as to whether he too has the virus.
Incidentally Trump’s son Don Jr. has now also tested positive for the virus, joining his girl friend Kimberly Guilfoyle. A spokesperson from him put out a statement: “Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result,” the spokesman said. “He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines.”
It is interesting that he is now “following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines” when all this time he has been ignoring those very same guidelines by attending large crowded indoor functions without masks or maintaining a safe distance and urging others to also flout those guidelines. What is the matter with these people?
Seth Meyers took a closer look at the above Giuliani-Powell news conference.