Trump denies Sidney Powell ever served as his attorney after her Georgia plea agreement
The former U.S. President recently emphasized that, contrary to some media reports, Sidney Powell had no official capacity as his lawyer, particularly in light of her recent plea agreement related to a case in Georgia concerning election interference.
In a message on Truth Social, he clarified that Powell never served in a legal capacity for him and highlighted potential conflict of interest issues had she done so. Despite this, he continued to assert unsubstantiated allegations of his victory in the 2020 election, noting that Powell was among the vast number of individuals who shared this unsupported viewpoint.
He did, however, acknowledge Powell’s efforts in legally representing Michael Flynn, a former national security advisor, during the inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller into the 2016 election. He commended her for bravely defending Flynn, whom he perceived as being unjustly targeted, though the outcome was unsuccessful.
This clarification follows Powell’s admission of guilt on six minor charges in the legal proceedings surrounding interference in Georgia’s 2020 election, part of an arrangement with the prosecuting authorities. She received a sentence of half a year of probation, fines, and restitution, and must also formally apologize to the citizens of Georgia.
At 68, Powell is not the first to confess guilt in this case, following a previous admission by Scott Hall, a professional in the bail bond field. Meanwhile, the former President, considered a prominent contender for the Republican nomination in the upcoming 2024 presidential race, along with other individuals implicated, maintains innocence in the matter.