Pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell was seen leaving the White House on Sunday evening. Powell has been on the front lines in the battle of challenging the 2020 election results and now it appears that she is becoming even more involved with President Trump’s fight.
“SPOTTED tonight at the White House: attorney & conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell. @abdallahcnn & I saw her leaving the residence side of the White House shortly before 9p. She denied meeting with Trump tonight. When pressed again, she said: ‘It would be none of your business,’” CNN White House correspondent Jeremy Diamond said in a tweet.
This development comes just after a separate report dropped by the New York Times, alleges President Trump met with Powell and General Mike Flynn in the oval office to discuss his path forward relating to the 2020 election.
The report states that Powell and Flynn talked to President Trump about potentially deploying the military to conduct a “rerun” of the election in key swing states.
Rudy Giuliani was also present via conference call. Check out what the Times reported:
Most of his advisers opposed the idea, two of the people briefed on the discussion said, including Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, who in recent days sought to have the Department of Homeland Security join the campaign’s efforts to overturn Mr. Trump’s loss in the election.
Mr. Giuliani joined the discussion by phone, while Ms. Powell was at the White House for a meeting that became raucous at times, according to one of the people briefed on what took place. Other administration officials drifted in and out of the meeting, two of the people briefed said, and the White House counsel, Pat A. Cipollone, pushed back on the ideas being proposed.
Ms. Powell accused other Trump advisers of being quitters, according to the people briefed.
It was unclear if Mr. Trump will move ahead with such a plan.
New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman gave more context on Twitter.
“The meeting got raucous, with various administration members drifting in and out and different people arguing. Powell told others they were quitters, people people briefed on the meeting,” Haberman tweeted.
“Adding to the story but two people briefed said Flynn was there as well for this meeting,” Haberman said. “During the meeting, the president asked about Flynn’s suggestion of deploying the military, those briefed said.”
“POTUS asked about possibility of Powell being given security clearances to pursue her theories, per people briefed on the meeting,” she added.
“In the president’s mind, “special counsel” is what DoJ made happen with Mueller, but what was being discussed was Powell working inside the White House – and Trump came very close to hiring her, per multiple people briefed.”
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