Trump names Sydney Powell as special adviser to probe election fraud: Reports

President TrumpBill signed by Donald Trump to keep the government open amid relief talks The idea was discussed on Friday with Attorney Sydney Powell, an attorney involved in her campaign, on alleged voter fraud and the status of a special adviser to investigate the 2020 election, according to a report in The New York Times, Politico and the Wall Street Journal.

The former Trump campaign lawyer made headlines at the time when he participated in an attempt to counter the election results in the state of Georgia earlier this year. However, those challenges were overtaken by various courts.

She, along with the president and her colleagues, has repeatedly claimed that the election was marred by widespread electoral fraud.

The Trump campaign distanced itself from Powell in November.

However, no evidence has been found to support this claim. After the 2020 election, many election officials said the contest was the safest in U.S. history.

According to two sources briefed on the discussion, most of his advisers opposed the idea of ​​an appointment, including the president’s personal lawyer. Rudy GiulianiRudy Giulia’s Democrat Voting Machines Seek Pro-Trump Attorney Sidney Powell to Withdraw ‘Defamation’ AllegationsAccording to the Times.

The meeting was attended by Powell himself, as well as former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, White House Counsel Pat Peep Ceylon and the White House Chief of Staff. Mark the meadowsG.O.P. at Marker Meadows Fake Accounts Parlor. Poses as leaders, Trump sells hats and CBD oil: report Pompeo to make it different after contacting someone COVID-19 Positive Trump Hunter pushes special prosecutor to investigate Biden: more reportsPolitico has reported, according to a senior administrative official.

Powell had previously defended Flynn during an FBI investigation during Trump’s presidency.

According to senior officials and lawyers, the meeting, shouting and screaming reports, accused each other of not doing enough to reverse the 2020 election results. Both Flynn and Powell have reportedly claimed the administration is not working hard enough to recoup Trump’s losses.

The Wall Street Journal reports that White House Councilor Petro Petro Ceylon and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows opposed the appointment.

The senior official also told Politico that the national security adviser Robert O’BrienRobert O’Brien hacks Pentagon, State Department inter-agency hack: Report O’Brien announces delivery of missiles and bombs to the Philippines, not ‘Huawei’s threat’. 1 Concerns’ go ahead, says Trump’s national security adviser The meeting was attended by phone.

It is unclear whether Trump will continue to push for Powell’s appointment.

The suggestion by the president comes after his campaign as the various legal challenges of his allies to overturn the election results have largely failed.

During his campaign, Powell accused Dominion, a company that makes voting machines, of irregularities in favor of President-elect Biden.

On Thursday, Dominic sent a letter to Powell demanding that she withdraw “defamatory” statements about their voting machines.

“As a result of your false accusations, Dominion has suffered a great deal, and his employees have been harassed, tortured and threatened with death,” the letter said.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.