Sidney Katherine Powell (born 1955) is an American attorney and former federal prosecutor.
In 1988, she ceased working as a prosecutor and, in 1993, she established her own firm. She has represented numerous clients, especially in appellate matters. She represented executives in the Enron scandal, and in 2019, defended General Michael Flynn in United States v. Flynn. In the weeks after the 2020 United States presidential election, she joined President Donald Trump‘s legal team to challenge President-elect Joe Biden‘s victory, by the use of lawsuits in several states over alleged voter fraud.
How Sidney Powell inaccurately cited Venezuela’s elections as evidence of U.S. fraud.
Sidney Powell, a lawyer on President Trump’s election legal team who represented the former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, has been a major source and promoter of viral conspiracy theories about vote switching.
Since the election, Ms. Powell has advanced claims of voluminous voter fraud and a rigged election. She falsely claimed that a supercomputer called Hammer hacked votes, that Mr. Trump won the election by “millions of votes” and that voting software company Dominion Voting Systems altered the tallies.
Last week, she promised that coming evidence would overturn the election’s results and said she would “release the Kraken,” a reference to the 1981 movie “The Clash of the Titans,” reprising a catchphrase that began trending on Twitter.