Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell Hits Back After Tucker Carlson Criticizes Lack of Evidence

Sidney Powell, a lawyer for President Donald Trump's campaign, has responded to Fox News host Tucker Carlson after he said she had provided no evidence to support her claims of voter fraud.

The former prosecutor alleged at a press conference on Thursday that electronic voting machines had changed votes from the president to former Vice President Joe Biden but offered no proof.

In his monologue, which was also published as an op-ed on the Fox News website, Carlson told his prime time audience that he had asked Powell politely for evidence and would have had her on the show but she wasn't willing to co-operate.

"Apparently Mr. Carlson missed the news conference today," Powell said in a statement late on Thursday, according to Washington Examiner breaking news reporter Anthony Leonardi.

"I would continue to encourage him and all journalists to review all the materials we have provided so far and conduct their own investigations.

"Evidence continues to pour in, but a 5 minute television hit is not my focus now. Collecting evidence and preparing the case are my top priorities," Powell said.

Powell claimed on Thursday that "One of [the election machine software's] most characteristic features is its ability to flip votes. It can set and run an algorithm that probably ran all over the country to take a certain percentage of votes from President Trump and flip them to President Biden."

An Associated Press fact check found this claim to be false and Powell produced no evidence to the contrary. Carlson highlighted the lack of evidence and said he would have given the whole show over to Powell if she was willing to show proof.

"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," Carlson said.

"But she never sent us any evidence, despite a lot of polite requests. When we kept pressing, she got angry and told us to stop contacting her."

"Powell did say that electronic voting is dangerous, and she's right, but she never demonstrated that a single actual vote was moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another. Not one," Carlson went on

Carlson's comments were met with some anger online from supporters of the president and especially those who believe in the QAnon conspiracy theory. So far, the Trump campaigns legal efforts challenging the election results have been largely unsuccessful.

Attorney Sidney Powell Speaks to the Press
Attorney Sidney Powell speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election, inside the Republican National Committee headquarters on November 19, in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump, who has not been seen publicly in several days, continues to push baseless claims about election fraud and dispute the results of the 2020 United States presidential election. Powell has responded to criticism from Fox News' Tucker Carlson. Drew Angerer/Getty Images