Donald Trump speaks out after Sidney Powell keels over

In the Georgia election interference case, former President Donald Trump spoke out on Sunday after his ex-lawyer Sidney Powell recently pleaded guilty.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ investigation into the former president’s alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia has led to Trump’s former lawyers Powell and Kenneth Chesebro pleading guilty. Powell, one of 18 people indicted alongside Trump, pleaded guilty Thursday to six counts of conspiracy to intentionally interfere with voting.

As part of a plea agreement, Powell agreed to turn over documents and testify against the other defendants in her trial, including Trump. Powell was also sentenced to six years probation and was ordered to pay a $6,000 fine and $2,700 in restitution to Georgia. Trump, meanwhile, maintains his innocence in the case and pleaded not guilty.

In a post on Truth Social, Trump appears to defend Powell, who has frequently repeated baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen through widespread voter fraud.

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2024 Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump wraps up a campaign rally in Adel, Iowa, on October 16. In the Georgia election interference case, former President Donald Trump spoke out on Sunday after his ex-lawyer Sidney Powell recently pleaded guilty.
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“Sidney Powell was one of millions upon millions of people who rightly thought, and continue to think, that the 2020 presidential election was rigged and stolen and that our country will be absolutely destroyed as a result!!!” the former president wrote on his social media page. Platform.

In his post, Trump continued to target news reports while stating that Powell was never his lawyer. He also praised her for representing Michael Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former Trump national security adviser.

“Despite fake news reports to the contrary and without even reaching out to the Trump campaign, Ms. Powell is not and never has been my attorney. In fact, she would be conflicted. Ms. Powell did a brave job.” “I represent a very unfairly treated and abused by the government, General Mike Flynn, but to no avail,” Trump added.

With both Powell and Chesebro pleading guilty, many legal experts have pointed out what this could mean for Trump as the case against him continues.

“Now there is news that Powell will plead guilty in Georgia. If she cooperates, it could prove disastrous for Trump,” wrote Joyce White Vance, a former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, in a post on X, formerly Twitter, Thursday.

While attorney Neal Katyal explained on Saturday that Trump received “incredibly bad news” with these no-jail deals, as these were his hand-picked lawyers who have now apparently been replaced and will testify against him.

“This is incredibly bad news for Donald Trump and no news, Jonathan, that he can pivot… these are his hand-picked MAGA.” [Make America Great Again]Kraken, whackjob lawyers,” Katyal said on MSNBC The Saturday Show with Jonathan Capehart.

In addition, former federal prosecutor Gene Rossi previously said Newsweek that the plea deal was “another bad day” for the former president.

“When two of your legal team have pleaded guilty to a criminal complaint, it is never a good day. “The two lawyers who have pleaded guilty could be very powerful witnesses against Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and the other defendants,” he said in a telephone interview on Friday.

Newsweek Trump’s campaign emailed for further comment.