- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 22, 2020

President Trump’s legal team distanced itself Sunday evening from the attorney who has led the claims made against the security of voting software.

Sidney Powell, who appeared alongside Mr. Trump’s lawyers at a press conference last week, has alleged manipulation of voting machines used in more than two dozen states of lowering the president’s vote tally while increasing that of Democratic candidate Joseph R. Biden.

But on Sunday, the Trump campaign issued a statement appearing to distance itself from Ms. Powell’s claims, some of which have been dismissed as conspiracy theory.

“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity,” the Trump campaign’s top lawyers, Rudolph W. Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, said in a statement.

Ms. Powell took the distancing in stride and vowed to continue her legal fight.

“I understand today’s press release. I will continue to represent #WeThePeople who had their votes for Trump and other Republicans stolen by massive fraud through Dominion and Smartmatic, and we will be filing suit soon. The chips will fall where they may,” she said in a statement to CBS News.

• Alex Swoyer can be reached at aswoyer@washingtontimes.com.

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