Following considerable uproar and confusion over a statement issued by Trump campaign lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Trump campaign legal advisor, Jenna Ellis, over the weekend, Sidney Powell confirmed yesterday that she is not affiliated with the Trump campaign's investigation of 2020 election fraud allegations.
She stated that indeed she "is not a part of Trump's legal team" and has never "signed a retainer agreement or sent the President or the campaign a bill." She opened her own probe in order to "protect and defend the lawful votes of American citizens." Powell said that her investigation will show "epic" evidence of fraud.
Powell announced her independent investigation into alleged massive voter fraud related to Dominion Voting Systems on the Lou Dobbs Show on Nov.10, where she also introduced her 501c4 "Defending the Republic" which is dedicated to investigating election fraud "on behalf of the voters and the American people." When pressed by Dobbs as to whether the Trump campaign was adequately staffed or prepared to undertake such a gargantuan investigation, she replied that, in fact, she was starting her own investigation because "It is going to take a much bigger effort than what [she] sees being conducted right now." A few days later, again on Lou Dobbs, she promised to "release the Kraken."
Powell said her mission is to "expose all the fraud [she] can find" adding that the evidence "is overwhelming that this software tool was used to shift millions of votes from President Trump and other Republican candidates to Biden and other Democrat candidates." Both Dominion and the software company, SmartMatic, are denying such allegations. Powell also reported that retired Admiral Peter Neffinger who is on the board of SmartMatic is now on the Biden presidential transition team.
While Powell was clear about the parameters of her independent investigation during her Nov. 10 spot with Dobbs, other media pundits had mischaracterized her relationship with the Trump campaign. Her failure to correct them, may have provided the impetus for the statement from Giuliani and Ellis.
In a press conference on Thursday, Nov. 19, Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell discussed the various parts of the investigation of alleged election fraud found thus far. Powell said in later interviews that she will be filing a court case no later than Friday of this week that will be "biblical."
Powell has maintained that there is stunning evidence as well as affidavits from credible witnesses to support her claim that the SmartMatic software used in the Dominion machines was "created to produce altered voting results in Venezuela for Hugo Chavez and then shipped internationally to manipulate votes in other countries, including [the U.S.]" In another interview with Lou Dobbs on Nov. 16, Powell read directly from the affidavit of "a high-ranking military officer who was present when SmartMatic was designed."
In the affidavit, the witness stated that, "the system would have to be set up but not leave any evidence of the changed vote for the specific voter, and that there would be no evidence to show, and nothing to contradict that the name and the fingerprint or thumbprint was going with a changed vote. SmartMatic agreed to create such a system and produced the software and the hardware that accomplished the result for President [Hugo] Chavez" in the 2006 election against Manuel Rosales. Chavez won in a landslide in that election. The witness also said that "he closely observed several elections where the results were manipulated using the SmartMatic software."
The SmartMatic software allows people to see "in real-time" where votes are going. "Persons controlling the vote tabulating computer had the ability to change the reporting of votes by moving votes from one candidate to another by using the SmartMatic software." Powell remarked that the SmartMatic software "is in the DNA of every vote tabulating company's software and systems."
There is existing evidence that electronic voting machine data can be altered. In 2008, a Princeton professor demonstrated exactly how to change votes in an election on a Dominion voting machine. And, in reference to the 2020 election, a Nov. 21 article in Revolver News argued that large numbers of votes may have been changed in Montgomery County, PA that "enormously favored Biden and simultaneously harmed Trump." The article cited a number of glaring irregularities that pointed to ballot manipulation. U.S. Senator and Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) had called for a "vote on election security legislation" in November of 2019. The committee has jurisdiction over federal elections.
The anomalies were summarized today on Steve Bannon's War Room Pandemic: Episode 527 by Darren J. Beattie a former Hudson Institute Fellow and Duke University and University of Chicago mathematician. He posted a summary of the findings on Twitter.