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    The Daily Beast Rush Limbaugh Does Full 180, Blasts Sidney Powell After Team Trump Disavowed Her Rush Limbaugh fully reversed course on Monday, trashing the Trump legal team’s unhinged press conference detailing baseless election-fraud conspiracies just days after praising attorney Sidney Powell—whom the Trump team has since disavowed—for dropping “bombs all over the place.”Over the weekend, after Powell claimed millions of votes were stolen from President Donald Trump by corrupted software, Powell gave an off-the-rails interview to Newsmax TV in which she expanded her bonkers conspiracy to include Georgia’s Republican governor and secretary of state being bribed.With Powell having already come under fire from Fox News host Tucker Carlson for failing to provide any evidence for her outrageous allegations, which included claims that late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez was involved in stealing votes, Team Trump finally distanced itself from Powell on Sunday evening, saying she “is practicing law on her...
    By ZEKE MILLER, DAVID EGGERT and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud. Trump still refused to concede and vowed to continue to fight in court after General Services Administrator Emily Murphy gave the green light Monday for Biden to coordinate with federal agencies ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. But Trump did tweet that he was directing his team to cooperate on the transition. The fast-moving series of events seemed to let much of the air out of Trump’s frantic efforts to undermine the will of the people in what has...
    Rush Limbaugh Trump Legal Committee’s unrestricted press conference completely rescheduled Monday to describe unsubstantiated election-fraud conspiracies A few days of praise Attorney Sidney Powell – the Trump team denied it – for dropping “bombs everywhere”. Following Powell’s claim that millions of votes were stolen from President Donald Trump by corrupt software, Powell gave one Off-Rails interview on Newsmax TV In it, Georgia’s Republican governor and secretary of state expanded their conspiracy to bribe. Because Powell was already there Fireworks from Fox News host Tucker Carlson For failing to provide any evidence for his outrageous allegations that the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez was involved in vote-rigging Team Trump finally pulled out of Powell On Sunday evening, he said, “He is studying law on his own. He is not a member of the Trump Legislative Council. He is not a lawyer in the personal capacity of the President. “ Trump and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud. Trump still refused to concede and vowed to continue to fight in court after General Services Administrator Emily Murphy gave the green light Monday for Biden to coordinate with federal agencies ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. But Trump did tweet that he was directing his team to cooperate on the transition. The fast-moving series of events seemed to let much of the air out of Trump’s frantic efforts to undermine the will of the people in what has amounted to a weekslong stress test for American democracy. But...
    President Trump took to Twitter late Monday to respond to those who see the General Services Administration’s (GSA) decision to make federal resources available to Joe Biden’s transition team as a sign that his legal challenge is losing steam. The GSA ascertained that Biden, the president-elect, is the “apparent winner” of the election earlier this month. Trump indicated in an earlier tweet that he directed his team to cooperate on the transition, but vowed to keep up the fight and followed up with another late-night tweet. “What does GSA being allowed to preliminary work with Dems have to do with continuing to pursue our various cases on what will go down as the most corrupt election in American political history?” Trump tweeted. “We are moving full speed ahead. Will never concede to fake ballots & “Dominion.”’ Trump’s tweet came shortly after officials in Michigan voted to certify the election, and Pennsylvania seemed to...
    Rush Limbaugh knocked President Trump's legal team for underdelivering at last week's widely-hyped press conference alleging widespread voter fraud that stole a "landslide" victory from their client.  During his radio show on Monday, Limbaugh began by knocking the legal team's efforts to distance itself from Attorney Sidney Powell, telling his listeners "It's a tough thing to deny that she was ever a part of it because they introduced her as part of it. I mean, she was at that press conference last week." "The problem with that press conference last week, folks, it goes way beyond Sidney Powell," Limbaugh said. "You call a gigantic press conference like that, one that lasts an hour, and you announce massive bombshells, then you better have some bombshells," said the syndicated host who is heard on nearly 600 stations. Follow below for more updates on the election legal fight. Mobile users click here.
    Trump-supporting Fox News contributor Byron York spoke rather bluntly Monday night about President Donald Trump’s dwindling legal efforts to overturn his election loss, pointing out that Trump’s legal team had a “disastrous weekend” and the legal challenges are clearly “winding down.” Earlier in the day, General Services Administrator Emily Murphy finally acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” and began the formal transition process to the Biden-Harris administration. The president said he recommended Murphy to “do what needs to done with regard to initial protocols” while insisting his own legal battles will go on. “Our case STRONGLY continues,” he tweeted. “We will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail!” A growing number of Trump’s allies, however, have come to grips with the realization that the president’s legal team has not provided a scintilla of evidence to support baseless claims of widespread voter fraud. During a...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud. Trump still refused to concede and vowed to continue to fight in court after General Services Administrator Emily Murphy gave the green light for Biden to coordinate with federal agencies ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. But Trump did tweet that he was directing his team to cooperate on the transition. Monday’s fast-moving series of events seemed to let much of the air out of Trump’s frantic efforts to undermine the will of the people in what has amounted to a weekslong stress test for American democracy....
    Rudy Giuliani was on Monday still insisting 'this will turn all around' hours before Donald Trump gave the green light for the transition to Joe Biden to begin.  The president's personal attorney, 76, told Fox Business: 'One fair decision, one good hearing, and this will turn all around.' Trump, who had refused to concede the election, later tweeted to say he is directing his team to cooperate on the transition but is vowing to keep up the fight.  Michigan certified Biden's victory Monday, and a federal judge in Pennsylvania tossed a Trump campaign lawsuit on Saturday seeking to prevent certification in that state. Giuliani had told Lou Dobbs: 'Deadlines are urgent, no question about it.  'There isn’t a lot of time, but there’s time. And the fact is that the facts are there, we just need to get them before a trier of fact or before a court that’ll be fair and...
    The Washington Examiner’s Byron York suggested that President Donald Trump’s legal challenges to the election outcome are “winding down” during a Monday afternoon appearance on Fox News’ “Special Report.” After a key legal setback in Pennsylvania, the public distancing of the Trump legal team from attorney Sidney Powell and figures like Fox News host Tucker Carlson and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh expressing frustration over the lack of evidence presented for widespread election fraud, York called the weekend “pretty disastrous.” WATCH: “First of all, on Saturday, they lost their big case in Pennsylvania for a number of reasons,” York said. “The biggest being that they were pointing out a couple of relatively small problems and then asking that the certification of the whole state, close to 7 million voters, just be stopped. So that just didn’t work at all, got thrown out. They are going to appeal and that’s...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of fraught delay, the federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday and gave the green light for cooperation on a transition of power. The move came after President Donald Trump suffered yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud. General Services Administrator Emily Murphy cleared the way for Biden to coordinate with federal agencies ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration after Trump’s efforts to subvert the vote failed across multiple battleground states. Trump, who has still refused to concede the election — and may never — followed up with a tweet that he was directing his team to cooperate on the transition. The president had grown increasingly frustrated with the flailing tactics of his legal team. Murphy, explaining her decision, cited “recent...
    By ZEKE MILLER, DAVID EGGERT and COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud. Trump still refused to concede and vowed to continue to fight in court after General Services Administrator Emily Murphy gave the green light for Biden to coordinate with federal agencies ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration. But Trump did tweet that he was directing his team to cooperate on the transition. Monday’s fast-moving series of events seemed to let much of the air out of Trump’s frantic efforts to undermine the will of the people in what has amounted...
    As it seeks to overturn the election results and keep President-elect Joe Biden from assuming power, President Donald Trump’s legal team, fronted by lawyers such as Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, and until recently Sidney Powell, has been operating out of a conference room at the 2020 campaign’s downsized headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Aiding Trump’s so-called “elite strike force” team in that effort has been an on-air host at One America News Network (OAN), a vociferously pro-Trump cable-news channel that has been endorsed by the president. Christina Bobb chairs the Weekly Briefing on OAN. She’s also a lawyer by trade. And in recent days, she’s been spotted by several Trump officials at their office in the conference room with the rest of the president’s team. Her presence has caused a bit of confusion among actual campaign staff, who wondered if she was there to embed with the Trump legal “strike force”...
    Washington Examiner chief political correspondent Byron York said on Fox News’ Special Report Monday the Trump legal team’s challenges to the election results are clearly “winding down” at this point. In the wake of the news of the Bret Baier noted that even Rush Limbaugh was publicly exasperated by the Trump team’s antics. York said, “It’s been a pretty disastrous weekend for the Trump legal team.” He noted their big loss in Pennsylvania and how “they were pointing out a couple of relatively small problems and then asking that the certification of the whole state, close to 7 million voters, just be stopped.” “So that just didn’t work at all, got thrown out. They are going to appeal and that’s not going to work either,” York added. And then, of course, he noted the Sidney Powell saga where the Trump team had to distance themselves from her after she...
    WASHINGTON – The General Services Administration (GSA) announced Monday that it has determined that Democratic candidate Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the presidential election, kicking off the transition process. The measure clears the way for the start of the Trump administration’s transition and allows Biden to coordinate with federal agencies on plans to take over on January 20. In a letter sent to Biden, Administrator Emily Murphy explained that she had waited to initiate the process due to “legal challenges and certifications of election results.” “Please know that I made my decision independently, based on the law and available facts. I was never pressured directly or indirectly by any Executive Branch official, including those working in the White House or GSA, regarding the substance or timing of my decision, ”Murphy wrote in the letter. Minutes after the announcement, President Donald Trump...
    The U.S. General Services Administration told President-elect Joe Biden that his transition can formally begin. In a letter sent to Biden, GSA Administrator Emily W. Murphy said that due to “recent developments involving legal challenges and certifications of election results, I have determined that you may access the post-election resources and services.” The letter comes as President Trump tweeted out his thanks to Murphy for “her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country” and said that “in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.” While Trump has not formerly conceded the election, and is still waging a number of legal challenges, the note from the GSA and the president’s tweet appear to indicate that Biden will be able to begin the formal transition...
    Rush Limbaugh knocked President Trump's legal team for underdelivering at last week's widely-hyped press conference alleging widespread voter fraud that stole a "landslide" victory from their client.  The press conference last Thursday, led by Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, outlined several accusations of illegal votes cast in several states that were projected for President-elect Biden.  Attorney Sidney Powell spoke out about an alleged global plot with financial ties to Cuba, Venezuela, and China over the Dominion voting machines that were used in several states that Powell insisted shifted votes from Trump to Biden. However, while she and others expressed confidence that the evidence that will be presented in the courts will overturn the results of the election, none of the evidence was presented at the press conference or shared with the media in the days since then.  On Sunday, Giuliani and Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis released a statement saying she...
    Rudy Giuliani offered a brief explanation for why President Trump's legal team parted ways with attorney Sidney Powell. The former New York City mayor, who is leading the effort, was interviewed on Monday by Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, who asked why they released a statement the day before about Powell. "I think it's because we're pursuing two different theories," Giuliani said. He said the Trump legal team is focused on "misconduct of the election" by state officials, which he argued deprived the constitutional rights of the president, and predicted that several prongs of their endeavor, including the legal fight in Pennsylvania, will make their way to the Supreme Court. Giuliani did not get into the specifics of the Powell theory. Powell, a former federal prosecutor, has made several unproven claims about voting machines switching millions of votes from Trump to President-elect Joe Biden, which have been denied by the...
    See, now this is how you do hair and makeup, Donald Trump has a new set of scapegoats for what is turning into the colossal embarrassment that is his effort to overturn the will of the people and make a coup: his lawyers. When he needs to blame someone for his loss, that's who it will be. At least, that's what sources to NBC say. He has "been complaining to aides and allies about his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and recently-removed lawyer Sidney Powell’s over-the-top performances at a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters last week, these people said." Mr. Self-Awareness believes that the whole legal team is a bunch of "fools that are making him look bad," but whom he won't fire because "in essence, who knows?" He didn't have too much of an issue booting the woman. That despite the fact that Giuliani's claims are nearly...
    Rush Limbaugh fully reversed course on Monday, trashing the Trump legal team’s unhinged press conference detailing baseless election-fraud conspiracies just days after praising attorney Sidney Powell—whom the Trump team has since disavowed—for dropping “bombs all over the place.” Over the weekend, after Powell claimed millions of votes were stolen from President Donald Trump by corrupted software, Powell gave an off-the-rails interview to Newsmax TV in which she expanded her bonkers conspiracy to include Georgia’s Republican governor and secretary of state being bribed. With Powell having already come under fire from Fox News host Tucker Carlson for failing to provide any evidence for her outrageous allegations, which included claims that late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez was involved in stealing votes, Team Trump finally distanced itself from Powell on Sunday evening, saying she “is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also...
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE's legal team is running out of time to produce evidence of voter fraud if they hope to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Limbaugh, speaking on his show Monday, referenced the lengthy press conference held last week by Trump's legal team that prompted bipartisan criticism over the nature of allegations and lack of evidence provided. "I talked to so many people who were blown away by it, by the very nature of the press conference," Limbaugh said. "They promised blockbuster stuff, and then nothing happened. And that’s just not good." "If you’re gonna do a press conference like that with the promise of blockbusters then there has to be something more than what that press...
    Radio host Rush Limbaugh criticized President Donald Trump’s legal team, saying during his Monday broadcast that they had failed to deliver on promised “blockbuster stuff.” Limbaugh argued that last week’s press conference, throughout which he had praised attorney Sidney Powell for “dropping bombs all over the place,” had ultimately failed to deliver anything useful. LISTEN: Limbaugh referenced the press conference hosted by Powell and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, saying that after they had promised bombshells, they should have delivered them. (RELATED: Trump Campaign Says It Has Uncovered Enough ‘Fraud’ To Overturn Election Result) “You call a gigantic press conference like that, one that lasts an hour. And you announce massive bombshells, then you better have some bombshells, there better be something at that press conference other than what we got,” he explained. Limbaugh went on to say that a witness — even one whose identity was disguised — would...
    Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump is reportedly fuming that his legal team is filled with “fools that are making him look bad,” despite praising them in public.  The report comes after Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis — the lead attorneys in Trump’s legal team– held a surreal press conference on last week, during which Giuliani acted out scenes from My Cousin Vinny before his hair leaked black ooze.  Despite formerly referring to themselves as an “elite strike force,” Trump’s legal team distanced themselves from Powell once she pushed absurd conspiracy theories claiming widespread voter fraud, resulting in a public clash. “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in a personal capacity,” Ellis and Giuliani stated in a press release. The statement came after Powell pushed a conspiracy theory regarding voting machine fraud...
    DONALD Trump is apparently “furious” with Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and the rest of his legal team for “making him look bad” as he tries to fight the results of his re-election fight.  According to NBC News, Trump has been complaining about his personal lawyer, Giuliani, and Powell, who his legal team recently distanced themselves from. 12President Donald Trump is reportedly embarrassed by 'fools' on his legal team Credit: AFP or licensors 12Rudy Giuliani sweat a brown substance down his face at a press conference last week Credit: EPA Trump apparently believes those representing him in court are “fools that are making him look bad,” a source told the news outlet. The source said it’s unclear why Trump wouldn’t fire them. Last week, during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC, Giuliani made headlines when what appeared to be hair dye – or another type...
    The Trump campaign is disavowing its association with attorney Sidney Powell after the far-fetched Trump campaign Thursday press conference when she claimed without evidence that the deceased Hugo Chávez, among others, was responsible for rigging the election. The campaign claimed that she "is not a member of the Trump legal team," even though the president and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani had previously identified her as being on the team. In the days since the press conference, Powell has made additional unfounded claims to conservative networks, and her claims have even been questioned by Fox News' Tucker Carlson, after she refused to produce her evidence on the show.  "Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity," said a statement from Giuliani and Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna...
    (CNN)Just moments after a federal judge issued a blistering rebuke of their evidence-free, legally-confused effort to contest President-elect Joe Biden's win in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump's legal team flailed to spin the crushing loss as some sort of bizarro-world victory. Trump campaign attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis claimed in a statement that the dismissal "turns out to help us in our strategy to get expeditiously to the US Supreme Court." Elie HonigBut if the Trump campaign's legal team is counting on the Supreme Court to save them, they're delusional. In this case, and in the larger effort to contest the outcome of the 2020 election, Trump's team is just about out of runway. In a news conference laden with false statements and incomprehensible legal claims, Ellis labeled Trump's legal team an "elite strike force." But their utter failure to uncover evidence of widespread voter fraud, or to articulate...
    The Trump election legal team made a significant error last week, according to Rush Limbaugh. The conservative radio host and ally of President Trump said on Monday that the press conference held in Washington, D.C., led by Rudy Giuliani failed to offer proof to back up the "blockbuster" allegations of widespread fraud that flipped the election to President-elect Joe Biden. He made the comments while riffing on the legal team on Sunday disavowing Sidney Powell, an attorney who has raised unfounded concerns about voting machines and at the news event claimed there was "massive influence of communist money through Venezuela, Cuba, and likely China, and interference with our elections." "You call a gigantic press conference like that, one that lasts an hour, and you announce massive bombshells, then you better have some bombshells," Limbaugh said. "There better be something at that press conference other than what we got, such...
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits related to the presidential election results, at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020.Sarah Silbiger | The Washington Post | Getty Images President Donald Trump is sweating over his campaign lawyers' dismal and often outlandish efforts to reverse President-elect Joe Biden's projected electoral victory. Trump is worried that his campaign's legal team, which is being led by his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, is comprised of "fools that are making him look bad," NBC News reported Monday. That crew, which has unironically called itself an "elite strike force team," to date has failed to win any legal victories that would invalidate votes for Biden, the former Democratic vice president, even as the legal eagles tout wildly broad claims of fraud for which they have offered...
    Over the weekend, the Trump legal team put out a statement saying Sidney Powell was not formally part of the team — which raised eyebrows considering her presence at Rudy Giuliani’s wild press conference last week and statements by President Donald Trump and others about her being part of the team. The statement came in the wake of Powell pushing a bonkers conspiracy theory about voting machines that apparently Bernie Sanders and Georgia’s Republican governor Brian Kemp were complicit in. Powell said in her statement that she understands the press release and is continuing her personal fight, but on CNN Monday, Brianna Keilar said it seems like she was thrown under the bus. Keiler reviewed the “nonsense” Powell was saying before bringing up the Trump team’s statement, saying Giuliani and Jenna Ellis are conspiracy theorists as well, and arguing they’re “trying to erase Powell from the president’s elite strike...
    Rush Limbaugh Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is unimpressed by the efforts of President Donald Trump’s legal team to advance his baseless claims that the 2020 election was rigged. On Monday, Limbaugh opened his show by saying he didn’t know what to make of the Sidney Powell situation, now that the Trump team is distancing themselves from her after days of her unsubstantiated conspiracy theories. The Trump campaign claims Powell is “not a member of the Trump Legal Team” nor a personal lawyer to the president. But Limbaugh pointed out that it’s hard to deny her involvement after her appearance at the news conference led by Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis last Thursday. “It’s a tough thing to deny she was ever a part of it because they introduced her as part of it,” Limbaugh said. “She was at that press conference last week.” Moving on to the presser...
    The Trump legal follies continue unabated, down a team member who managed to actually become too unhinged for the Giuliani team. (Amazing but true.) Because, as you may have noticed, Trump didn't really bring the best legal minds available to this fight. For example, the attorney leading his recount effort in Wisconsin who is trying to throw out in-person absentee ballots—including his own and his wife's ballots. He is now arguing that he and his wife voted illegally, along with all the others who voted early in person. That also includes Republican Party of Wisconsin Chairman Andrew Hitt. While the ridiculous continues in Wisconsin, the big prizes for Trump are Michigan and Pennsylvania, both of which are scheduled to certify their votes Monday. While Trump has been relying on Republican state allies in both states to help with his coup attempt, he's also hoping to take a Pennsylvania case to the...
    Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanDemocrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks Leadership changes at top cyber agency raise national security concerns Senate passes bill to secure internet-connected devices against cyber vulnerabilities MORE (R-Ohio) on Monday said there is no proof of widespread voter fraud that could change Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE’s lead in the vote counts of key battleground states and urged the nation to “resolve any outstanding questions and move forward.” Portman, who is poised to become the next chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, also called on the General Services Administration to release funds to the Biden transition team to help prepare for Biden’s inauguration next month. “Based on all the information...
    Lawyer Sidney Powell said in a statement Sunday evening via Gen. (Ret.) Michael Flynn that said she understood the Trump campaign’s statement that she is not part of the campaign’s legal team and she is proceeding to file an “epic” lawsuit this week. After Twitter suspended Powell for 12 hours, Flynn posted her statement on his Parler account, which said: STATEMENT FROM SIDNEY POWELL TO “WE THE PEOPLE” I agree with the campaign’s statement that I am not part of the campaign’s legal team. I never signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill for my expenses or fees. My intent has always been to expose all the fraud I could find and let the chips fall where they may —whether it be upon Republicans or Democrats. The evidence I’m compiling is overwhelming that this software tool was used to shift millions of votes from...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CNN/CBS) — A staunch ally of Donald Trump said Sunday it was time for the president to end his futile gambit to overturn the results of the election. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Trump has failed to provide any evidence of fraud, that his legal team was in shambles and that it’s time to put the country first. “If you have got the evidence of fraud, present it,” Christie said on ABC, where he is a contributor. He decried efforts by the president’s lawyers to smear Republican governors who have not gone along with the president’s false claims of voter malfeasance. “Quite frankly, the conduct of the president’s legal team has been a national embarrassment,” he said, singling out Trump attorney Sidney Powell’s accusations against Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp. Georgia will conduct another recount of its presidential ballots following a Trump campaign request Saturday, but the recount...
    Sidney Powell, the lawyer who proclaimed she was going to 'release the Kraken' – spent a decade as a federal prosecutor in Texas before she gravitated toward bizarre conspiracy theories including one that had Georgia's Trump-backing secretary of state being on the take to hand victory to Joe Biden.  Powell had already revealed an affinity for QAnon conspiracy theories and gained attention for representing Gen. Mike Flynn as he sought to reverse his guilty plea when she joined the Trump campaign's legal team.  She made some of the most outlandish claims at a Thursday press conference, where she claimed Venezuela, China, Cuba, George Soros, and Dominion Voting systems were all involved in a plot to throw the election to Biden.  Lawyer Sidney Powell, who the Trump campaign said is 'not a member of the Trump legal team'  was a federal prosecutor and appellate lawyer, then wrote a book targeting...
    (CNN)It appears as though even President Donald Trump has a limit on the sort of conspiracy theories about the election with which he is willing to associate himself.Amid his ongoing false claims about burned ballots, poll watchers being asked to leave voting places and everywhere fraud, fraud, fraud, the President and his legal team put a whole lot of distance between themselves and attorney Sidney Powell following an appearance on NewsMax over the weekend.Here's a snippet of what she said:"Georgia is probably going to be the first state I'm going to blow up ... and Mr. Kemp and the Secretary of State need to go with it because they're in on the Dominion scam. ... Another benefit Dominion was created to reward is what I would call election insurance, that's why Hugo Chavez had it created in the first place. I also wonder where he got the technology, where it...
    Steve Schwarzman, the billionaire businessman who's been a long time supporter of Donald Trump's, now says the election is over and the president needs to move on in a sign of dwindling support for Trump's doomed legal battle.  In the immediate aftermath of the election Schwarzman, the CEO of the Blackstone Group, defended the president's right to pursue legal battles and told the business community Trump had the right to pursue all avenues. But now he's recognizing Joe Biden's victory.  'I'm a fan of good process,' Schwarzman told Axios. 'In my comments three days after the election, I was trying to be a voice of reason and express why it's in the national interest to have all Americans believe the election is being resolved correctly. But the outcome is very certain today, and the country should move on.' 'I supported President Trump and the strong economic path he built. Like many...
    THE Trump campaign cut ties with attorney Sidney Powell on Sunday November 22 insisting she is not part of their legal team.  The lawyer and longtime QAnon supporter claimed without evidence at a news conference on November 19 that electronic voting systems had switched millions of ballots to President-elect Joe Biden. 5The Trump campaign team have cut ties with lawyer Sidney PowellCredit: GETTY IMAGES Who is Sidney Powell? Sidney Powell is a pro-Trump lawyer and former federal prosecutor represents former national security advisor Michael Flynn.  Flynn was sacked by the Trump administration in 2016 for lying to Vice President Mike Pence.  Sidney Powell grew up in North Carolina and has appeared on numerous cable news shows. Powell is also known to be a staunch supporter of QAnon conspiracy theories.  5Powell is known to support QAnon conspiracy theories Credit: RNLA Is Sidney Powell on Donald Trump's legal team?  On Sunday November...
    From a federal judge ripping his legal team to shreds, to the firing of a crackpot conspiracy theorist from the legal team, it was not a good weekend for Trump's attempted coup. Donald Trump's naked attempt to steal the election he lost by a landslide was hit by blow after blow this weekend, making the anti-democratic coup plot look like even more of a long shot than it already was. On Saturday, a federal judge in Pennsylvania tore Trump's legal team to shreds, ultimately dismissing the Trump campaign's lawsuit that sought to invalidate hundreds of thousands of votes. The decision came after Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani delivered an embarrassing performance in front of the judge, in which Giuliani showed a lack of understanding of basic legal concepts and instead just spewed baseless conspiracy theories that lacked even a shred...
    “Sidney Powell practices law individually. She is not a member of the Trump legal team,” said personal attorney for Mr. Trump, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in a statement. “She is also not a personal attorney for the president,” added Giuliani. Mr Trump, who does not admit losing the presidential election, said on Twitter on November 14 that Ms Powell would be a member of his legal team, as did Mr Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, a legal advisor to the Trump campaign. . The team is working to reverse the results of the presidential election in several US states, including the key states of Pennsylvania and Michigan. Mr Giuliani’s announcement on Sunday comes after a press conference where Mr Trump’s team of lawyers, mainly Mr Giuliani himself and Sidney Powell, had reported a “national conspiracy” that allegedly intended to deprive Mr. Trump of victory....
    Editors of the conservative National Review magazine have described Donald Trump's refusal to concede as 'a bid for infamy' in an unusually harsh op-ed ridiculing the president. As an increasing number of Republicans urge the president to respect the results of the democratic process, the editors, led by Rich Lowry, called on Trump to accept defeat with grace, for the good of the country. They pointed out in an article on Friday that his legal challenges were going nowhere, and only served to embarrass the nation. Thursday's press conference at the RNC headquarters - which saw Rudy Giuliani drip with sweaty hair dye down his face and Sidney Powell claim that Venezuela, China and Cuba was involved in a plot to undermine the result - was described as 'the most outlandish and irresponsible performance ever by a group of lawyers representing a president of the United States.'  Thursday's press conference...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's effort to overturn the election he lost is being increasingly undermined by the inanity of his legal claims and is causing some high-profile Republicans to peel off even with most of his party mute amid his constitutional arson.The President's legal team, ruining time-honored traditions of a peaceful transfer of power, is firing off long-shot court challenges and heaping pressure on state election officials. His aides are stoking a political storm apparently designed to destroy Joe Biden's presidency before it starts and to shield Trump from the historic humiliation that comes with losing an election after only a single term.The spectacle has some senior Republicans ready to call time. "It's over," GOP Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan said on CNN's "Inside Politics" Sunday. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a frequent Trump critic, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump's behavior was akin to that seen in a...
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    Getty Jenna Ellis stands behind Sidney Powell. Sidney Powell, the former prosecutor who has been launching unverified voter machine allegations about the 2020 presidential race, is not a member of the president’s legal team, his lawyers Jenna Ellis and Rudy Giuliani say. Ellis and Giuliani wrote in a news release dated November 22 that “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.” The statement was attributed to Ellis, Trump campaign senior legal advisor and attorney for President Trump, and Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Trump. The headline read, “Trump Campaign Statement on Legal Team.” The statement came just days after Powell appeared alongside Ellis and Giuliani in a November 19 press conference alleging voter fraud. Giuliani, in particular, was...
    Getty Jenna Ellis stands behind Sidney Powell. Sidney Powell, the former prosecutor who has been launching unverified voter machine allegations about the 2020 presidential race, is not a member of the president’s legal team, his lawyers Jenna Ellis and Rudy Giuliani say. Ellis and Giuliani wrote in a news release dated November 22 that “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.” The statement was attributed to Ellis, Trump campaign senior legal advisor and attorney for President Trump, and Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Trump. The headline read, “Trump Campaign Statement on Legal Team.” The statement came just days after Powell appeared alongside Ellis and Giuliani in a November 19 press conference alleging voter fraud. Giuliani, in particular, was mocked online after that press conference,...
    President Trump’s campaign on Sunday distanced itself from Sidney Powell, saying that the lawyer who has been alleging voter fraud in the November election is “not a member of the Trump Legal Team.” “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own,” said Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and another lawyer for Trump, Jenna Ellis, in a statement. “She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.” No further details or clarification was offered. Powell claimed in an interview with Newsmax that Dominion Voting Systems "has a long history of rigging elections" and that this is "what it was created to do to begin with." Follow below for more updates on the election legal fight. Mobile users click here. 
    By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Perhaps Sidney Powell has gone too far for even Rudy Giuliani this time. The Trump campaign's legal team moved to distance itself Sunday from the firebrand conservative attorney after a tumultuous several days in which Powell made multiple incorrect statements about the voting process, unspooled unsupported and complex conspiracy theories and vowed to “blow up” Georgia with a “biblical” lawsuit. “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity," Giuliani and another lawyer for Trump, Jenna Ellis, said in a statement. There was no immediate clarification from the campaign and Powell did not immediately return an email seeking comment. The statement hints at further tumult for a legal team that has lost case after case in contested states as it...
    President Trump’s campaign on Sunday distanced itself from Sidney Powell, saying that the lawyer who has been alleging voter fraud in the November election is “not a member of the Trump Legal Team.” “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own,” said Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in a statement. “She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.” No further details or clarification was offered. The statement comes after Powell – who also serves as Gen. Mike Flynn’s lawyer – has given multiple press conferences on behalf of Trump, who included her in a list of lawyers for his team in a Nov. 14 tweet.   “I look forward to Mayor Giuliani spearheading the legal effort to defund OUR RIGHT to FREE and FAIR ELECTIONS! Rudy Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and...
    In a statement released on Sunday, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis said that Sidney Powell is not a member of their legal team, Politico reported. “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.” Along with Giuliani, Powell was the face of Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, which was called for Democrat Joe Biden weeks ago. The carefully-worded statement did not clarify why Powell was ousted, but her tendency to promote bombastic and evidence-free theories about alleged voter fraud seems to be the main reason for the maneuver. Despite repeatedly claiming to possess incredibly damning evidence that proves unprecedented electoral fraud, Powell never produced any. The attorney has also taken aim at officials in several...
    WASHINGTON – Perhaps Sidney Powell has gone too far for even Rudy Giuliani this time. The Trump campaign's legal team moved to distance itself Sunday from the firebrand conservative attorney after a tumultuous several days in which Powell made multiple incorrect statements about the voting process, unspooled unsupported and complex conspiracy theories and vowed to “blow up” Georgia with a “biblical” lawsuit. “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity," Giuliani and another lawyer for Trump, Jenna Ellis, said in a statement. There was no immediate clarification from the campaign and Powell did not immediately return an email seeking comment. The statement hints at further tumult for a legal team that has lost case after case in contested states as it works to overturn the results of...
    By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign issued a statement on Sunday distancing itself from Sidney Powell, a lawyer who made baseless allegations of voter fraud at a campaign press conference on Thursday. "Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own," Trump campaign lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said in the statement. "She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity." The announcement came one day after a judge dismissed the campaign's lawsuit seeking to halt President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Pennsylvania, dealing a major blow to Trump's flailing efforts to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss. Powell did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Trump had referred to Powell as one of his lawyers in a Nov. 14 tweet. "Rudy Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and...
    The legal team for President Donald Trump distanced itself from Sidney Powell Sunday evening, announcing that she has no official role with the campaign or the president himself. The announcement came from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, both of whom have represented the Trump campaign in its lawsuits attempting to overturn election results in several swing states. “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the president in his personal capacity,” the statement from Giuliani said. pic.twitter.com/3QDNLjBrmf — Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) November 22, 2020 The announcement from Trump’s legal team comes after Powell appeared with Giuliani and Ellis at several press conferences and in court. She had also appeared on television multiple times in recent days to echo the president’s claims of massive voter fraud, though she,...
    Rudolph Giuliani sweats it out with fellow lawyerish person Sidney Powell, for about 2 hours. The Trump Administration’s attempts to overthrow the government and sow confusion around the elections have been going so badly that it has been difficult to take what is a very serious attack on our democracy seriously. On Thursday the Trump legal squad of cartoon-keystone-kops, Rudolph Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis held an almost two-hour press conference that can only be called bizarre. The three legal minds all share a detachment from reality and factual information that is prized within the Trump world. Needless to say, the whole thing was a disaster like every hot garbage thing Donald Trump and friends have ever done. Well, now, Axios and Yahoo news’ White House correspondent Hunter Walker report that the Trump administration says that Sidney Powell isn’t on Trump’s legal team. Excuse me? I guess she just got to speak...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s lawyers put out a statement on Sunday evening distancing themselves from fellow attorney Sidney Powell after she pushed absurd conspiracy theories claiming widespread voter fraud. For a legal team who has called themselves an “elite strike force” but whose actual results are most charitably described as blundering, Powell’s recent commentary apparently went a step too far, sparking a very public split. On Saturday night, Powell went after Trump ally Governor Brian Kemp (R-GA) in an appearance on Newsmax TV, claiming she has evidence of voting machine fraud in the state while arguing Kemp is complicit. Then on Sunday evening, the campaign released a statement to distance themselves and the Trump campaign from Powell, and for the first time declaring that she was not actually part of the campaign’s official legal team. “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team....
    By Maryclaire Dale | Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump’s failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania. The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio to Trump’s supporters. But it has proved a disaster in court, where judges uniformly rejected their claims of vote fraud and found the campaign’s legal work amateurish. In a scathing ruling late Saturday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann — a Republican and Federalist Society member in central Pennsylvania — compared the campaign’s legal arguments to “Frankenstein’s Monster,” concluding that Trump’s team offered only “speculative accusations,” not proof of rampant corruption. The campaign on Sunday filed notice it would appeal the decision to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a day before...
    The Trump campaign on Sunday sought to distance itself from attorney Sidney Powell despite her appearance at a number of recent press conferences with the campaign's legal team. In a brief statement released Sunday afternoon,President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign files for new recount in Georgia GOP senator congratulates Biden, says Trump should accept results FDA grants emergency approval to coronavirus antibody treatment given to Trump MORE's lead attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiJudge dismisses Trump camp's Pennsylvania lawsuit in scathing ruling President says Trump Jr. doing 'very well' after COVID-19 diagnosis Trump's 'Death Star' strategy: Forcing a fight over states' electors MORE and senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis said that Powell "is not a member of the Trump Legal Team." "She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity," the former New York City mayor added. The statement followed a series of media appearances from Powell during which she...
    President Donald Trump’s legal team distanced themselves from attorney Sidney Powell on Sunday evening, noting that she did not represent the president, either as part of the team or in his personal capacity. In a statement attributed to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, and Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis, the team said: “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.” A source who spoke to Breitbart News on background suggested that the team had hoped to work with her, but that Powell’s public claims had gone beyond the scope of the evidence they had seen and believed they could prove in court. Powell had pursued a theory that Dominion voting machines, operating with Smartmatic software, were manipulable and had been responsible for switching votes from Trump to Democratic challenger...
    The Trump administration sought to distance itself from attorney Sidney Powell on Thursday, insisting she is ‘not a member’ of their legal team – despite the president tweeting only last week that she was. In a written statement issued by Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and his senior campaign adviser, Jenna Ellis, they said: ‘Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. ‘She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team,’ the message continued. ‘She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity.’ The statement was issued just days after Powell appeared on-stage alongside Giuliani for a bizarre press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, in which she stunningly claimed that Democrats had ‘paid’ to rig the election. Sidney Powell, right, speaks next to former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, as members of President Donald Trump's legal team, during a...
    President Donald Trump’s political team officially disavowed the efforts of attorney Sidney Powell on Sunday evening, just days after Powell headlined a bizarre, rambling press conference where she alleged a massive election fraud conspiracy against the president. “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity,” declared Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis in a statement. The attempt to retroactively erase Powell from the president’s legal team was flatly contradicted by that team’s—and Trump’s—own statements over the past week. The disavowal came after Powell, Ellis, and Giuliani teamed up on Thursday to allege that a sprawling anti-Trump conspiracy theory involving a voting machine company and the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. After that press conference, Giuliani reaffirmed that Powell was speaking on behalf of the campaign. “This...
    DONALD Trump has denied having ties to pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell a day after Tucker Carlson called out her lack of evidence to support the president's voter fraud claims. The Trump campaign said in a statement on Sunday that the attorney from North Carolina "is not a lawyer for the president in his personal capacity." 1President Trump said on Sunday that attorney Sidney Powell 'is not a lawyer' for his legal teamCredit: AP:Associated Press "Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is now a member of the Trump legal team," the statement reads. INBOX: Trump Campaign Statement on Legal Team pic.twitter.com/qzWulqPWI6— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 22, 2020 The statement was signed by the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination...
    With Trump-allied insiders distancing themselves from massive and unproven election fraud allegations being made by Sidney Powell, the president's legal team announced on Sunday that the attorney has no direct role in their efforts. Sources close to the president told the Washington Examiner neither the White House nor the Trump campaign have seen any of the evidence she claims to have related to assertions about voting machines switching millions of votes from President Trump to President-elect Joe Biden. They argued that her claims overshadowed what they see as legitimate concerns about the mail-in ballot process. Even national security officials within the Trump administration said they have seen no evidence of Powell’s claims either. “Sidney has made these claims, but she has not shown, to my knowledge, evidence to support them — not to the campaign and not to the White House … I don’t know anyone who...
    JENNA Ellis is a senior legal adviser for President Donald Trump campaign who joined the team last year. She has frequently used Twitter to back up President Trump's claims of voter fraud after his loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. 6Jenna Ellis is apart of Trump's legal teamCredit: AP:Associated Press Who is Jenna Ellis? Jenna Ellis is one of the Trump campaign's senior legal advisers. She has been a staunch supporter of the President despite calling him an "idiot" when he was first elected in 2016. Ellis, a Christian, is an author and has published a book titled The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution: A Guide for Christians to Understand America's Constitutional Crisis. 6She is conservative and Christian Credit: AP:Associated Press What has she said on Twitter? Ellis has furiously contested Joe Biden's win against Donald Trump on November 7 and backs the President's voter fraud claims....
    Celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz spoke to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday and suggested that Donald Trump will not likely be able to overturn the results of the 2020 election, Raw Story reported. “They have to show that it affected numbers that are greater than the margin of victory,” he told the host. Dershowitz noted that the president’s team had made it to the Supreme Court with their Pennsylvania claim. But while he said they appear to have the law behind them, he suggested that the numbers are ultimately not in their favor. In particular, he outlined the difficulties in overturning results with poll-watching complaints. “They are not going to win on retail challenges here and there. The only chance they have of winning — and it’s the perfect storm and it’s very unlikely to happen — is if they can show retail wholesale constitutional arguments that affect a large...
    Conservative radio show host Mark Levin said a “couple more weeks” of letting President Trump’s legal efforts regarding the election play out is better than “what the Democrats are doing to our institutions.” “As if a couple more weeks to let these things play out will somehow do grave damage to the country, as opposed to what the Democrats are doing to our institutions,” Levin tweeted in a thread Sunday. 7. As if a couple more weeks to let these things play out will somehow do grave damage to the country, as opposed to what the Democrats are doing to our institutions.— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) November 22, 2020 Levin’s tweet came after former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Trump’s legal team a “national embarrassment” during an interview with George Stephanopoulos. “Let's see, Georgie invites Christie on his show, predictably Christie trashes Trump's lawyers, and Hogan, the...
    Loading the player... Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump advised the president on Sunday to end his futile battle to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election. The former governor and 2016 presidential candidate said that the president had yet to provide any evidence of fraud that would change the outcome of the election. Christie called on Trump to concede to Joe Biden or to at least allow the presidential transition process to begin. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to members of the media in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) “As much as I’m a strong Republican and I love my party, it’s the country that has to come first,” Christie said on ABC’s “This Week.” Read More: Trump ally Chris Christie tests positive for COVID-19 “If you’ve got the evidence of fraud, present...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted the behavior of President Trump's legal team. During an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Christie said the conduct of Trump's legal team has embarrassed the country, rebuking them for alleging a national voter fraud conspiracy on television but not making a voter fraud case in court. "What's happened here is, quite frankly, the conduct of the president's legal team has been a national embarrassment," Christie said. "Sidney Powell accusing Gov. Brian Kemp of a crime on television, yet being unwilling to go on TV and defend and lay out the evidence that she supposedly has. This is outrageous conduct by any lawyer. And notice, George, they won't do it inside the courtroom. They allege fraud outside the courtroom, but when they go inside the courtroom they don't plead fraud and they don't argue fraud." "Listen, I've been a supporter of the...
    Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Sunday ripped into President Trump’s legal team for waging unsuccessful legal challenges to his loss in the November election, calling their efforts a “national embarrassment.” Christie made the comments during an appearance on ABC's "This Week." Asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether it was time for Trump’s legal fight to end and enable a transition, Christie, a longtime supporter of the president, said: “Yes.” “The president has had the opportunity to access the courts … if you’ve got the evidence of fraud, present it,” Christie said. “The legal team has been a national embarrassment.” He criticized former federal prosecutor and Trump attorney Sidney Powell for accusing Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp of a “crime,” yet being unwilling to go on national television to “lay out the evidence she supposedly has.” “This is outrageous conduct by any lawyer,” Christie said. “They allege...
    A staunch ally of Donald Trump said Sunday it was time for the President to end his futile gambit to overturn the results of the election.Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Trump has failed to provide any evidence of fraud, that his legal team was in shambles and that it's time to put the country first."If you have got the evidence of fraud, present it," Christie said on ABC, where he is a contributor.He decried efforts by the President's lawyers to smear Republican governors who have not gone along with the President's false claims of voter malfeasance."Quite frankly, the conduct of the President's legal team has been a national embarrassment," he said, singling out Trump attorney Sidney Powell's accusations against Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.Georgia will conduct another recount of its presidential ballots following a Trump campaign request Saturday, but the recount is extremely unlikely to change his loss...
    Fox News’ Chris Wallace and Axios’ Jonathan Swan tackled the bonkers conspiracy theory being pushed by the Trump team during Fox News Sunday. During the panel discussion, Wallace asked Swan about the delayed transition and whether there’s “any push inside the White House” to start it in any way. Swan said there isn’t because “it’s still regarded as an act of disloyalty to President Trump.” He went on to note the absurd conspiracy theory being thrown out by the legal team for the president of the United States: “They are privately distancing themselves from the Rudy Giuliani–Sidney Powell–Jenna Ellis legal effort, which now assets that there’s an international criminal communist conspiracy stretching from Venezuela to Cuba involving hacking into voting machines and switching millions of votes. That’s not a widely-accepted theory inside Trump’s inner circle. Even some of his most hardcore loyalists are staying the heck away from that.”...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a prominent ally of President Donald Trump, said Sunday it was time for him to concede the race to President-elect Joe Biden.  'Yes,' he told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's 'This Week' when asked if Trump should concede to Biden to enable the transition process to begin.   'And what's happened here is quite frankly, the conduct of the President's legal team has been a national embarrassment,' Christie said.  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, an ally of President Donald Trump, said Sunday on ABC's 'This Week' that it was time for Trump to concede to President-elect Joe Biden President Donald Trump, photographed Sunday at the White House before leaving for a game of golf, has refused to concede the election to Biden and instead continues to push legal challenges and conspiracy theories about widespread fraud  Christie (left), seen in the White House...
    Bradley Cortright November 22, 2020 0 Comments It is more than two weeks after the Nov. 3 general election, and President Donald Trump and his campaign are continuing to claim that there was widespread fraud that tilted the results in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.  Last week, lawyers for the campaign held a press conference to lay out unfounded and baseless claims that the fraud was organized across several states. During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was asked if it is time for Trump to stop contesting the results and concede the election. “Yes,” Christie responded. “The president has had an opportunity to access the courts, and I said to you, you know George, starting at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, if you’ve got the evidence of fraud, present it.” He added, “And what’s happened here is quite frankly, the conduct of the president’s legal team...
    (CNN)A staunch ally of Donald Trump said Sunday it was time for the President to end his futile gambit to overturn the results of the election.Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Trump has failed to provide any evidence of fraud, that his legal team was in shambles and that it's time to put the country first."If you have got the evidence of fraud, present it," Christie said on ABC, where he is a contributor. He decried efforts by the President's lawyers to smear Republican governors who have not gone along with the President's false claims of voter malfeasance. MAP: See 2020 election results"Quite frankly, the conduct of the President's legal team has been a national embarrassment," he said, singling out Trump attorney Sidney Powell's accusations against Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.Read MoreGeorgia will conduct another recount of its presidential ballots following a Trump campaign request Saturday, but the recount...
    In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie described President Donald Trump’s legal team as a “national embarrassment.” Speaking with This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos, Christie argued that Trump’s lawyers have failed to present convincing evidence to back up their claims, per a video clip shared via Twitter. “And what’s happened here is, quite frankly, the content of the president’s legal team has been a national embarrassment. Sidney Powell accusing Gov. Brian Kemp of a crime on television, yet being unwilling to go on TV and defend and lay out the evidence that she supposedly has.” Along with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Powell has been the face of Trump’s legal team. As Mediaite reported, in an interview on Saturday evening, she accused Kemp — Georgia’s Republican governor — of taking a bribe and participating in purported Democratic Party efforts to rig...
    DONALD Trump ally Chris Christie has slated his pal's legal team as a "national embarrassment" for its election fraud claim failures. The former New Jersey Governor said: "If you're unwilling to come forward and present the evidence, it must mean the evidence doesn't exist." 7Chris Christie was speaking on ABC News about the election 7Trump's legal team has failed according to good pal Chris ChristieCredit: AFP or licensors Christie, who participated in sessions preparing Trump for the televised US presidential debates, slammed the US leader's legal team on ABC News. This Week host George Stephanopoulos asked him whether it was "finally time for Trump to concede" to Joe Biden. He agreed, saying: "Here's the reason why. The president has had an opportunity to access the courts, and I said… if you have got the evidence of fraud, present it. "And what's happened here is - quite frankly - the content...
    Former Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called President Donald Trump’s legal team “a national embarrassment” during a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week.” Christie’s comments came after Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell suggested Saturday that Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was bribed into certifying the state’s election results, which narrowly went to President-elect Joe Biden. The former governor called the insinuation “outrageous conduct by any lawyer.” “They won’t do it inside the courtroom,” Christie said, referring to some aspects of the Trump campaign’s election fraud contentions. “They allege fraud outside the courtroom, but when they go inside the courtroom, they don’t plead fraud and they don’t argue fraud.” WATCH: “The president has had an opportunity to access the courts,” Christie said. “If you have got the evidence of fraud, present it. And what happened here is quite frankly, the legal team has been a national embarrassment.” Christie...
      Former New Jersey Gov. Chris ChristieChris ChristieGiuliani's son, a White House staffer, tests positive for coronavirus Biden plays it cool as Trump refuses to concede Ben Carson says there are 'multiple possibilities' for how he got COVID-19 MORE (R) on Sunday called President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign files for new recount in Georgia GOP senator congratulates Biden, says Trump should accept results FDA grants emergency approval to coronavirus antibody treatment given to Trump MORE's legal team "a national embarrassment." Christie told ABC "This Week" host George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosRepublicans split on Biden win as Trump digs in Cuomo: 'The political pressure of denying COVID is gone' with Trump defeat Sunday shows - Biden win reverberates MORE that it was time for Trump's refusal to concede to end, adding to pressure building from members of the GOP to begin recognizing President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign files for new recount in Georgia...
    Longtime Trump supporter Chris Christie said it was finally time for President Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow the election results to end, calling out the president’s legal team as a “national embarrassment” for making outlandish and baseless claim of widespread voter fraud without presenting any evidence. In recent days, the president’s attorneys—plucked from right-wing media—have centered their strategy to flip the election to Trump by laying out an unhinged conspiracy theory that alleges Dominion voting software purposely stole millions of votes from Trump and gave them to President-elect Joe Biden. Trump attorney Sidney Powell, for instance, has claimed long-deceased Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez worked in conjunction with liberal philanthropist George Soros and the Clinton Foundation to swing the election to Biden. During Sunday morning’s broadcast of ABC News’ This Week, anchor George Stephanopoulos noted that nearly all of the president’s election lawsuits have been tossed out of court, including a...
    Constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz said President Trump has a limited number of strategies to change the results of the 2020 election. During an interview with Fox News's Maria Dershowitz on Sunday, Derschowitz, who defended Trump during his impeachment trial earlier this year, said there are a maximum of three "legal, constitutional paths" to victory. However, he added the president's legal team will face a variety of challenges that he thinks will likely prevent the results from being overturned. "For example, in Pennsylvania they have two very strong legal arguments. One, that the courts changed what the legislature did about counting ballots after the end of Election Day. That's a winning issue in the Supreme Court. I don't necessarily support it, but it's a winning issue in the Supreme Court," Dershowitz said on Sunday Morning Futures. "They also have a winning issue in the Supreme Court on equal...
    Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie (R), a prominent ally to Donald Trump, called the president’s legal team “a national embarrassment” and said it’s time to end their attempt to challenge the 2020 Election results. Christie joined George Stephanopoulos on Sunday for This Week’s panel discussion, where he spoke against Trump’s refusal to start facilitating a transition of power. He said Trump and his team have had plenty of time to make their voter fraud case and dispute the results, but then Christie kicked things up a notch and said “the conduct of the president’s legal team has been a national embarrassment.” Christie especially honed in on Sidney Powell, who pushed a multitude of wild, conspiracy theory-type claims while representing Trump. He noted that she has accused Republican governor of Georgia Brian Kemp of criminal actions, and yet, she has never produced any evidence to back up any of...
    Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie (R), a prominent ally to Donald Trump, called the president’s legal team “a national embarrassment” and said it’s time to end their attempt to challenge the 2020 Election results. Christie joined George Stephanopoulos on Sunday for This Week’s panel discussion, where he spoke against Trump’s refusal to start facilitating a transition of power. He said Trump and his team have had plenty of time to make their voter fraud case and dispute the results, but then Christie kicked things up a notch and said “the conduct of the president’s legal team has been a national embarrassment.” Christie especially honed in on Sidney Powell, who pushed a multitude of wild, conspiracy theory-type claims while representing Trump. He noted that she has accused Republican governor of Georgia Brian Kemp of criminal actions, and yet, she has never produced any evidence to back up any of...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump’s failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania. The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio. But it has proved a disaster in court, where judges uniformly rejected their claims of vote fraud and found the campaign’s legal work amateurish. In a ruling late Saturday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann — a Republican and Federalist Society member in central Pennsylvania — compared the campaign’s legal arguments to “Frankenstein’s Monster,” concluding that Trump’s team offered only “speculative accusations,” not proof of rampant corruption. Now, as the legal doors close on Trump’s attempts to have courts do what voters would not do on Election Day and deliver him a second term, his efforts in Pennsylvania show how far he...
    President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign files for new recount in Georgia GOP senator congratulates Biden, says Trump should accept results Judge dismisses Trump camp's Pennsylvania lawsuit in scathing ruling MORE’s senior transition adviser said Sunday that legal action isn’t the “preference” to achieve General Services Administration (GSA) ascertainment of the former vice president's win.  CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperSanders mum on spot in Biden Cabinet Fauci: Don't abandon masks, social distancing after getting vaccine Ohio GOP governor says Trump should begin transition process amid legal battles MORE asked senior adviser Jen Psaki if Biden’s team will take legal action if GSA Administrator Emily Murphy continues to refuse to make the ascertainment after the vote is certified in enough states to officially ensure his election. Psaki responded by pointing out “there’s a rising tide of impatience” among Biden, business leaders and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. “Legal action isn’t...
    Jake Tapper closed out CNN’s State of the Union smacking down the Trump team’s legal fight as a self-evident farce rife with baseless conspiracy theories, and calling on people in government who have been silent to speak up in the face of these attacks. Tapper recapped the Trump team’s continued legal failures, particularly the ruling in Pennsylvania Saturday night in which a judge made it clear he would not invalidate millions of votes because of what they’re claiming. “That is, in a nutshell, the Trump case,” Tapper said. “Throw out millions of legal votes so as to overturn the will of the voters and undermine democracy.” He quoted the judge saying the Trump team offered “trained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations” before saying more bluntly, “The Trump team’s argument to the public that millions of votes were stolen through election software is quite literally insane. It is...
    Two of the major Sunday shows opened with the anchors calling out President Donald Trump and his legal team for attacks on American democracy. On Meet the Press, Chuck Todd started off by saying that at first, “It was easy to dismiss President Trump’s reality-denial as working his base, or just a tantrum, or some sort of strategy for his post-presidency strategy.” “But now his antics look less like a fit of pique than an assault on our democracy,” he said. Todd brought up how the Trump team has been pressuring Republican state legislatures to “overturn the election and choose pro-Trump electors instead” while the top lawyers are pushing baseless and off-the-walls conspiracy theories about a massive rigged election. he picked up in particular on Trump’s explicit message to “Court and/or Legislatures” on Twitter Saturday night to have the “COURAGE” to do the right thing, while again baselessly claiming...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump’s failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania. The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio. But it has proved a disaster in court, where judges uniformly rejected their claims of vote fraud and found the campaign’s legal work amateurish. In a ruling late Saturday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann — a Republican and Federalist Society member in central Pennsylvania — compared the campaign’s legal arguments to “Frankenstein’s Monster,” concluding that Trump’s team offered only “speculative accusations,” not proof of rampant corruption. Now, as the legal doors close on Trump’s attempts to have courts do what voters would not do on Election Day and deliver him a second term, his efforts in Pennsylvania...
    By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump's failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania. The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio. But it has proved a disaster in court, where judges uniformly rejected their claims of vote fraud and found the campaign's legal work amateurish. In a ruling late Saturday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann — a Republican and Federalist Society member in central Pennsylvania — compared the campaign's legal arguments to “Frankenstein's Monster,” concluding that Trump's team offered only “speculative accusations," not proof of rampant corruption. Now, as the legal doors close on Trump's attempts to have courts do what voters would not do on Election Day and deliver him a second...
    PHILADELPHIA – As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald Trump's failed reelection bid, his campaign pursued a dizzying game of legal hopscotch across six states that centered on the biggest prize of all: Pennsylvania. The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio. But it has proved a disaster in court, where judges uniformly rejected their claims of vote fraud and found the campaign's legal work amateurish. In a ruling late Saturday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann — a Republican and Federalist Society member in central Pennsylvania — compared the campaign's legal arguments to “Frankenstein's Monster,” concluding that Trump's team offered only “speculative accusations," not proof of rampant corruption. Now, as the legal doors close on Trump's attempts to have courts do what voters would not do on Election Day and deliver him a second term, his efforts in...
    A judge in the US state of Pennsylvania on Saturday strongly rejected allegations of electoral fraud made by outgoing President Donald Trump, who still denies his defeat in the presidential election. The decision of this magistrate – whose judgment is scathing – paves the way for the certification of the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, which is due to happen on Monday. As time is running out for Biden’s inauguration on January 20, Trump’s team has been working to prevent the most disputed states from formalizing the poll results, in addition to his numerous legal appeals that have so far failed. Certification of results by states is normally done routinely after each presidential election. But Trump’s refusal to admit defeat complicates the process. Judge Matthew Brann wrote in his judgment that Trump’s team presented “baseless legal arguments and hypothetical charges” in their complaint...
    President Trump’s campaign announced Saturday that it has filed a petition demanding a recount in Georgia — a day after officials certified Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R-Ga.) on Friday certified the election results, which showed President-elect Joe Biden won the Peach State by more than 12,000 votes following a hand recount. Trump’s legal team vowed in a statement to fight those results. “We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted,” Trump’s team said. “President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest recount in Georgia, which has to include signature matching and other vital safeguards,” the statement continued. Biden is the first Democratic presidential nominee to win Georgia since 1992. Trump’s petition is one of many legal actions he took to challenge the...
    President Trump took to Twitter Saturday to voice frustrations about Biden’s cabinet, as states continue to throw out his legal team’s allegations of election and voter fraud. “Why is Joe Biden so quickly forming a Cabinet when my investigators have found hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes, enough to “flip” at least four States, which in turn is more than enough to win the Election?” Trump said on Twitter. His comments come as Wisconsin continues with its recount, and hours after a Pennsylvania federal judge threw out another Trump lawsuit aimed at preventing the certification of the state's election results.  The decision by U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew Brann on Saturday is just the latest disappointment for the Trump campaign, which is struggling to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election. “Hopefully the Courts and/or Legislatures will have the COURAGE to do what has to be done to maintain the integrity of...