President Trump’s campaign said in a Sunday statement that Sidney Powell is neither a member of its legal team nor a lawyer for Trump in his personal capacity.
Why it matters: Powell was part of the campaign’s wild, conspiratorial Thursday conference and floated unfounded unfounded conspiracy theories that included a claim that President-elect Biden won the 2020 presidential election thanks to “communist money” from the Venezuelan regime.
- Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Trump ally, called Powell’s actions “a national embarrassment” because of her “outrageous behavior.”
Do not forget: The members of the campaign̵
Nothing worthwhile: Trump specifically noted that Powell was a member of his campaign’s legal team earlier this month.
The big picture: Powell only rose to conservative prominence after criticizing the Mueller investigation and becoming the primary lawyer for Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to the FBI for lying about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States during Trump’s transition.