Donald Trump thinks Rudy Giuliani and legal team are ‘fools making him look bad’ after firing Sidney Powell: Report
With a number of cases filed by the legal team already thrown out by state courts, Trump's confidence in his lawyers is rapidly dwindling
President Donald Trump's woes seem to have no end even after he fired Sidney Powell, who once represented former national security adviser Michael Flynn, from his official legal team which is being headed by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The president is reportedly worried that he is being embarrassed by his campaign legal team, which has been so far unsuccessful in a string of cases challenging the results of the November 3 election.
With a number of their cases filed by the legal team already having been thrown out by state courts, the POTUS confidence in his lawyers are depleting. A source told NBC News that Trump is under the impression that his campaign’s legal team is made up of “fools” whose failures and outlandish press appearances are “making him look bad."
One of the latest instances of the president's legal team's failures came on Saturday, November 21, when a federal judge in Pennsylvania, Matthew Brann, noted the Trump campaign presented “strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations ... unsupported by evidence" as he ruled out an order to stop officials from declaring President-elect Joe Biden as the winner in the state.
Just a day prior to that, Trump’s legal team members — Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Trump, and Jenna Ellis, Trump Campaign Senior Legal Adviser and Attorney for President Trump — issued a formal statement on the official website, which read: “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.”
Powell even participated in a press conference with Giuliani last week, yet again alleging voter fraud. Powell had alleged, “We have evidence that this came from Venezuela, from Nicolas Maduro, from Hugo Chavez, from Cuba, and from China which has significant interests in Venezuela.” She added, “We have no idea how many Democratic officials paid to have the election rigged in their favor. This is a massive, well-coordinated effort. It is 1775 of our generation and beyond.”
She had further stated, “There should never be another election - I don’t care even for dog catcher - in this country using machines by Dominion and Smartmatic.” She also insisted, as quoted by AP, “The Dominion Voting Systems, the Smartmatic technology software, and the software that goes in other computerized voting systems here as well, not just Dominion, were created in Venezuela at the direction of Hugo Chavez to make sure he never lost an election after one constitutional referendum came out the way he did not want it to come out.
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie pointed to Powell's unfounded claims on Sunday, November 22, and called Trump’s legal team a “national embarrassment”. NBC News reported that other allies of the POTUS have conveyed their dismay at what appears to be a not-so-intelligent legal strategy directly to the White House. They have also urged the president to concede the presidential race to Biden, something that Trump has continued to deny doing.
Trump's legal team also became the butt of jokes after a series of unfortunate gaffes which were highlighted by the mainstream media such as a press conference held at a small local business called Four Seasons Total Landscaping, instead of the Four Seasons hotel, and a briefing where Giuliani’s hair dye appeared to stream down his face.