Trump team stops working with controversial lawyer

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WASHINGTON | US President Donald Trump’s campaign team announced on Sunday that it was no longer working with lawyer Sidney Powell, controversial after claiming the existence of massive fraud in the November 3 election without providing any evidence to the media.

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“Sidney Powell practices law individually. She is not a member of the Trump legal team, ”said Trump’s personal lawyer, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in a statement.

“She is also not a personal attorney for the president,” added Giuliani.

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Mr. Trump, who does not admit losing the presidential election, said on November 14 on Twitter that Powell is said to be a member of his legal team, as are Mr. Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, a legal advisor to the Trump campaign.

The team is working to reverse presidential election results 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.

The lawyers had not provided concrete evidence of their charges to journalists present, saying they reserved the presentation of this evidence to justice.

Sidney Powell notably affirmed, during this press conference, and has repeated it since, that Mr. Trump had in fact largely beaten his adversary, the Democrat Joe Biden. The mainstream US media credits Mr. Biden with 306 electorate voters, 36 more than the 270 needed to be proclaimed president by the electoral college.

Mme Powell also claims that electronic electoral fraud systems linked to Venezuela and Cuba were used to skew the election and steal millions of votes from Mr. Trump.

Since November 3, Donald Trump continues to affirm that he won the election and that he was the victim of massive fraud which, according to him, will be revealed.

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