Trump Amplifies Sidney Powell's Work Despite Legal Team Cutting Her Loose

President Donald Trump has amplified attorney Sidney Powell's work as she continues to tout claims of widespread voter fraud, despite his legal team distancing itself from her.

The team released a statement saying Powell was not and had not been a member of Trump's legal team or worked for him in a personal capacity, despite her appearing at a recent press conference from the campaign.

This comes despite Trump previously referring to her in messaging about his legal team and her remarks being touted by his allies.

Powell released her own statement that chimed with the legal team's, stating she was never paid for the campaign and would continue to independently look into her fraud allegations.

Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer and former mayor of New York, said that the team split with Powell as they were pursuing different theories.

Despite this move to push her away from the Trump campaign, the president has shared several posts regarding her on Twitter in recent retweets.

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Attorney Sidney Powell speaks to the press about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election, inside the Republican National Committee headquarters on November 19, 2020 in Washington, D.C. The president has retweeted messages about her work, despite his legal team having distanced her. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

He shared an article referring to the so-called "Deep State," which referenced Powell and her work. Trump also shared two posts regarding a lawsuit in Georgia she has spoken of intending to file, one being a video of her speaking on Fox Business and another from attorney Lin Wood detailing this plan. The tweet from Wood added that the lawsuit "speaks TRUTH" and that "enemies of America will deny its allegations."

Powell spoke of a "massive document" with a "lot of exhibits," in regard to her Georgia lawsuit and spoke of "countless incidents" of election fraud.

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President Donald Trump arrives to speak to the press in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 24, 2020. He continues to dispute Democrat Joe Biden's success in the presidential election. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

She also spoke of lawsuits in other states, having previously suggested software had been manipulated to boost Biden's numbers.

The attorney, who previously represented former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, has faced criticism for not supplying evidence to substantiate claims she has made. Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Powell previously clashed over this.

Newsweek has contacted Powell and the Trump campaign for comment on his retweets and to ask if there is continued communication between her and his team.

Powell's work comes with the Trump team continuing to push against the election outcome, with Trump continuing to claim that widespread election fraud has facilitated Biden's success.

Networks have called the election in Biden's favor, determining him to have received 306 Electoral College votes and therefore the majority he needed to win the White House. Trump however has disputed the judgment of the "lamestream media."