UPDATE 1-Trump campaign says Sidney Powell not a member of legal team

23 Nov 2020 / 06:53 H.

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    By Jan Wolfe

    Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's election campaign issued a statement on Sunday distancing itself from Sidney Powell, a lawyer who made baseless allegations of voter fraud at a campaign press conference on Thursday.

    "Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own," Trump campaign lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said in the statement. "She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity."

    The announcement came one day after a judge dismissed the campaign's lawsuit seeking to halt President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Pennsylvania, dealing a major blow to Trump's flailing efforts to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss. (Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Paul Simao and Daniel Wallis)

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