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Rudy Giuliani says Trump camp split with Sidney Powell over pursuit of 'different theories'

Rudy Giuliani says Trump camp split with Sidney Powell over pursuit of 'different theories'

11/24/2020 4:40:00 PM

Rudy Giuliani says Trump camp split with Sidney Powell over pursuit of 'different theories'

The president's personal lawyer cut ties with Powell in a statement earlier this week after she peddled conspiracy theories.

said his legal team split with Sidney Powell because they were"pursuing two different theories" on alleged voter fraud at the November 3 elections.Appearing on Fox Business on Monday night, Giuliani said his theory focused on the supposed"misconduct" of local election officials that involved the alleged"deprivation" of Trump's constitutional rights.

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Meanwhile, Powell had peddledbaseless theoriesabout an alleged conspiracy surrounding the use of Dominion Voting Systems in Georgia—an alleged conspiracy that she claimed at least two Republican officials were involved in.When Fox Business host Lou Dobbs asked Giuliani why the Trump re-election team had cut ties with Powell shortly after she peddled the theory on Newsmax TV, the ex-New York City mayor said:"I think it's because we're pursuing two different theories.

Rudy Giuliani stands next to a map during a press conference about various lawsuits related to the 2020 election, inside the Republican National Committee headquarters on November 19, 2020 in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer/Getty Images"Our theory of the case to get to the Supreme Court, now in four places and it's soon going to be in two others—and there will be an overall lawsuit—is basically misconduct of the election by state officials in at least five or six different states in which the misconduct of the election involved deprivation of constitutional rights for the president."

Newsweekhas contacted Sidney Powell for comment, and will update this article with any response.President Trump's re-election campaign cut ties with Powell on Sunday, shortly after she made her baseless claims on Newsmax TV. In a joint statement, Giuliani and Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis said Powell was practicing law on her own.

"[Powell] is not a member of the Trump Legal Team," the pair said in the statement."She is also not a lawyer for the president in his personal capacity." Read more: Newsweek »

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