Twitter has labeled Sidney Powell’s website “unsafe” following the attorney’s many accusations of widespread election fraud.
The site, DefendingTheRepublic.org, says it was established by Powell to “defend and to protect the integrity of elections in the United States.” The page asks for donations to support election-related litigation.
An attempt to click on the link to Powell’s website on Twitter is met with the message: “The link you are trying to access has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially spammy or unsafe, in accordance with Twitter’s URL Policy.”
The warning stated the URL could fall into any of these categories: “malicious links that could steal personal information or harm electronic devices, spammy links that mislead people or disrupt their experience, violent or misleading content that could lead to real-world harm and certain categories of content that, if posted directly on Twitter, are a violation of the Twitter Rules.”
Twitter is now showing “Unsafe Link” Warning Messages for @SidneyPowell1’s website pic.twitter.com/xA0plfH9Vw
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 26, 2020
Newsweek reached out to Twitter for comment on the label, but the company said it had nothing further to share. Powell did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Powell has made headlines in recent weeks for her brief stint on President Donald Trump’s legal team. She appeared alongside Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani at a press conference last week, during which she accused Cuba, Venezuela, the Clinton Foundation, the billionaire George Soros and Antifa of participating in a plot to make votes for Trump disappear.
The attorney has never provided evidence of her claims. Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson said that when his show reached out to her for proof, she “got angry and told us to stop contacting her.”
The Trump campaign issued a statement after the press conference that read: “Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump legal team. She is also not a lawyer for the president in his personal capacity.”
Powell vowed to continue launching lawsuits and promised she would provide evidence of massive election fraud, something she referred to as “releasing the Kraken.”
This week Powell, on her own, filed typo-strewn lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan alleging problems linked to voting machines, forged ballots and poll observers being unable to watch the vote count.
In the Georgia complaint, the word “district” was incorrectly spelled twice. First, there was an extra c for “DISTRICCT” and then “DISTRCOICT.” The Michigan lawsuit also had issues with spelling and spacing. One line read: “TheTCFCenterwastheonlyfacilitywithinWayneCountyauthorizedtocountthe ballots.”
In the Georgia lawsuit, Powell also listed as a plaintiff Jason Shepherd, a GOP county chairman who says he never agreed to take part in the legal action.
Powell also represented former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was pardoned by Trump on Wednesday afternoon. Flynn pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia during the 2016 transition. But the legal saga was caught up for years as he later withdrew his guilty plea and the Department of Justice moved to dismiss the case.
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