President Trump was sitting in the Oval Office one day in late November when a call came in from lawyer Sidney Powell. “Ugh, Sidney,” he told the staff in the room before he picked up. “She’s getting a little crazy, isn’t she? She’s really gotta tone it down. No one believes this stuff. It’s just too much.”
He put the call on speakerphone for the benefit of his audience. Powell was raving about a national security crisis involving the Iranians flipping votes in battleground states. Trump pressed mute and laughed mockingly.
“So what are we gonna do about it, Sidney?” Trump would say every few seconds, whipping Powell more and more into a frenzy. He was having fun with it. “She really is crazy, huh?” he said, again with his finger on the mute button.
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Even Trump Thought His Outside Lawyer Sidney Powell Was Crazy https://t.co/jqiriwnyww
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This new gang of advisers shared some common traits.
They were sycophants who craved an audience with the president, they were hardcore conspiracy theorists. And all of them had, at one point in their lives, done impressive, professional mainstream work. https://t.co/sgz8QSkzt9
— Axios (@axios) January 17, 2021
Speaking of accountability, do not forget those who repeatedly told the public the election was stolen:
Donald Trump Jr.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) January 13, 2021