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Mon Jan 25, 2021, 09:26 PM Jan 2021

The Grifting Kraken

(Salon) A Friday filing with the Federal Election Commission shows that Sidney Powell, the Texas lawyer and conspiracy theorist so extreme that Donald Trump's campaign fired her, has launched a new super PAC which will allow her to raise an unlimited amount of money and put it towards virtually any political cause — including paying herself. The PAC, called "Restore the Republic," lists its physical address as a UPS dropbox about half an hour from the former president's residence Mar-a-Lago.

Powell rode her ludicrous allegations about election fraud to international notoriety in November, joining the Trump campaign's "elite strike force" alongside former LifeLock spokesperson Rudy Giuliani and legal adviser Jenna Ellis. Her off-the-wall performance at a now-infamous Nov. 19 press conference, where she declared, among other things, that voting machines across the country had been rigged on behalf of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez (who died in 2013), drew so much backlash that the Trump campaign cut her loose. Powell was back in the White House weeks later, however, with Trump floating her as a possible special counsel tasked with investigating his election defeat. ..........(more)


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