A recent report from CNN claimed that Sidney Powell’s work with Defending the Republic, her non-profit organization, has come under scrutiny from Special Prosecutor Jack Smith.
According to CNN:
Powell faces criminal charges in Georgia after she was indicted last month by Atlanta-area district attorney Fani Willis, who alleges that Powell helped coordinate and fund a multi-state plot to illegally access voting systems after the 2020 election.
Those charges center around a voting system breach in Coffee County, Georgia, a rural, Republican district that voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2020.
Fulton County DA Fani Willis alleges that a forensic audit for legal purposes was actually a complex ploy to manipulate the results of the 2020 election after the fact.
Additionally, on Wednesday, Judge McAfee set a trial date for Powell and one additional defendant.
“We plan to make that Oct. 23 trial date stand,” McAfee told the court.”We’re on an expedited timeline,” The Epoch Times reported.
"We plan to make that Oct. 23 trial date stand," Judge McAfee said. "We're on an expedited timeline."
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) September 6, 2023
Powell is under indictment for her efforts to expose election fraud and manipulation in the 2020 election.
Recall that Powell did nothing more than ask questions and represent a client who had reasonable grounds for concern.
Flashback: Release the Kraken: Sidney Powell
vows to expose the Silicon Valley and left-wing corporations that are using their power to help Democrats steal the election from American people. pic.twitter.com/GEOKvkubwD
— 1776 (@TheWakeninq) September 2, 2023
MSNBC provided their analysis of the recent ruling: “Fmr. Deputy Assistant A.G. Harry Litman breaks down Judge McAfee’s decision to deny Kenneth Chesebro’s motion to sever his Georgia election case from Sidney Powell’s, and what that means for Donald Trump and the other 16 remaining co-defendants.”
Fmr. Deputy Assistant A.G. Harry Litman breaks down Judge McAfee's decision to deny Kenneth Chesebro's motion to sever his Georgia election case from Sidney Powell's, and what that means for Donald Trump and the other 16 remaining co-defendants. pic.twitter.com/cbURWGxOmu
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 6, 2023
PBS had more:
The hearing provided some insight into how the case could play out, with prosecutors estimating a trial would take four months and that they’d call more than 150 witnesses.
It was also broadcast live on television and on the judge’s YouTube channel, a marked difference from the other three criminal cases against Trump, where cameras have not been allowed in the courtroom during proceedings.