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Friday, July 12, 2024

Sidney Powell Betrays Trump for Fulton County Plea Deal

'Why should any successful lawyer put his or her head above the foxhole in future election struggles if the weaponized state can manufacture crimes to destroy them after the fact?'

(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) Former Trump attorney Sidney Powell has entered a plea deal with the embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in the Georgia lawfare case accusing the former president and 18 others of a racketeering conspiracy.

Powell, in exchange of anti-Trump testimony, will serve no jail time and only pleaded guilty to six misdemeanors charges of conspiring to commute intentional interference with the performance of election duties, Willis announced on Thursday.

Powell, who served as an attorney for the re-election campaign of former President Donald Trump will serve six years in probation. She agreed to pay a $6,000 fine and $2,700 in restitution to Georgia, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

The deal quickly drew the ire of conservatives who blasted both Willis and Powell for entering the contentious plea.

Powell “agreed to testify truthfully,” said legal commentator Jonathan Turley on Twitter.

“She is no longer facing a threat of prosecution and can now testify freely,” he added. “That could make her a dangerous witness for both sides.”

Some seemed to conclude that the move showed Willis had overreached—although the radical, George Soros-backed district attorney’s success in getting one of Trump’s so-called co-conspirators to turn on him may have been the intention all along in her pursuit of such a lofty and expansive case.

“Sidney Powell is absolutely innocent,” said Powell’s attorney, Molly McCann Sanders.

“The fact that Fani Willis dropped all 7 felonies tells the tale,” Sanders added. “She [Willis] had no case, but she did have the coercive power of the state.”

Although Powell herself was prohibited from discussing the case as one of the terms of the plea deal, Sanders also attempted to defend the decision amongst those who impugned Powell’s loyalties to a cause greater than herself.

“She hasn’t ‘flipped,’” Sanders claimed.

“She has made the right decision for herself and her family,” Sanders continued. “The rest of us should be very afraid, though. Why should any successful lawyer put his or her head above the foxhole in future election struggles if the weaponized state can manufacture crimes to destroy them after the fact?”

Headline USA’s Ben Sellers contributed to this report.

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