US President Donald Trump’s campaign has distanced itself from a lawyer who made allegations of fraud in the last presidential election.
Attorney Sydney Powell had claimed, without evidence, that the electronic voting system diverted the votes of millions of voters in favor of President-elect John Biden.
The attorney also claimed that Biden won the elections with “financial support from the Socialists”.
Trump has so far refused to admit that he lost the election, claiming that there was widespread fraud in the election despite Biden’s victory by a large margin.
After the results of the voting, Biden is expected to get about 306 votes in the electoral college, which is well over the 270 votes needed to win the presidential race.
The Trump campaign said that attorney Powell is practicing her work away from her and has no official relationship with her.
An official campaign statement quoted Trump’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani and Gina Ellis, as saying, “She has no relationship with us or Trump’s judicial team, nor is she a lawyer representing the president on a personal level.”
In a statement to CBS, Powell said that she “understands the release of this statement by Rudy Giuliani and Gina Ellis,” but intends to file a lawsuit alleging fraud in the vote of the electorate.
Giuliani and Ellis were present alongside Powell at Thursday’s press conference, in which she said without evidence that the electronic electoral system had diverted millions of votes from Trump to Biden “thanks to socialist money.”
Powell also said that electronic voting systems were designed to be used with the aim of bringing down former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and that the votes for Trump were mostly diverted in favor of Biden.
Powell, the former federal prosecutor, was known as a conservative activist.
Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, said several times without providing evidence that the election was rigged in Biden’s favor.
Giuliani claimed Thursday that votes for voters were counted in Spain and Germany by followers of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, allegations that are not sincere.
He also claimed that the vote counting machines were owned by the Democrats, suggesting that the machines were tampered with, but the machine operator denied this, and denied any Democratic Party leaders own any shares in them.