Karl Rove Doesn't Hold Back In Withering Critique Of Sidney Powell, Michael Flynn

Written by on December 22, 2020

Veteran GOP political strategist Karl Rove on Tuesday harshly rebuked Donald Trump’s former marketing campaign lawyer Sidney Powell and ex-national safety adviser Michael Flynn for whispering absurd concepts within the president’s ear about overturning the November election.

Trump has reportedly mulled naming Powell, a conspiracy theorist and QAnon supporter, as a particular counsel to research imagined electoral fraud, alarming White Home aides. And Flynn, whom he pardoned final month for mendacity through the Russia investigation, has suggested Trump to declare martial regulation and rerun the election.

Trump has continued his relationship with Powell even after his marketing campaign dropped her from its authorized workforce and sought to distance itself from her and her weird theories.

“Discuss an idiotic thought,” Rove advised Fox Information host John Roberts of Flynn’s martial regulation suggestion. “There’s no means for any president to invoke the Revolt Act of 1803, claiming that the problem has obtained to do with the hubbub across the election. No president would have the authority to try this.”

He famous Flynn isn’t a constitutional lawyer and, “on the subject of giving good recommendation to the president about politics, he’s on the backside of the checklist for my part.”

His criticisms of Powell have been even stronger.

“Ms. Powell has peddled theories which have little foundation in truth,” he mentioned. “The concept Hugo Chavez from the grave was by some means concerned in stealing this 12 months’s election.” The previous Venezuelan president died in 2013.

He famous that her “professional witnesses” throughout latest election lawsuits turned out to be shams and that “any fool with entry to Google and the county election returns” might have debunked a few of their claims.

“What she has finished to kind of throw mud on the president by her antics is unbelievable,” Rove mentioned. “The president has been so ill-served by this crowd, and she or he’s chief amongst them.”

In November, Rove, a controversial former adviser to President George W. Bush, mentioned he believed Trump was inside his rights to problem the election outcomes. Nevertheless, he mentioned he didn’t consider it will change the end result or that any proof of fraud had been produced.

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