The Washington Examiner added the claim that “sources close to the president” say Powell lacks evidence, which explains the distancing. Ask yourself if any “sources close to” Trump have ever been correct? They’re invariably NeverTrumpers. It’s possible that this time the source could be correct but I caution patience.
Powell’s response was swift (although it’s been deleted from Twitter):
That makes sense. If Powell represents the campaign, the government regulates individual donations. If she’s apart from the campaign, things are less constrained.
Lin Wood also chimed in, assuring people Powell is still in the game:
There are two ways to view all this:
The “it’s all over” viewpoint. Powell overpromised and she’s become a source of danger and mortification who must be jettisoned.
The “there is a deep game afoot” viewpoint. Here are the moving parts behind this approach:
1. The facts about Dominion and Smartmatic, above.
2. The strong statistical indication about voter fraud, also above.
3. Powell’s statement to Larry O’Connor on Friday that she represents the people, not the president:
4. The information that Michael Flynn Jr. and Lin Wood provided about the administration separating from Powell for financial reasons and her still being in the fight.
Currently, I believe this election was marked by epic fraud. You cannot convince me that Biden, who got 5 or 6 people to his rallies, as opposed to the 52,000 or so at Trump’s rallies in Pennsylvania, ended with more votes than Obama.
Nobody ever said proving this fraud would be easy (or, sadly, even possible). I’m treating unfolding like an epic novel with a surprise ending. I just wish I knew whether it was going to be a happy or a tragic ending.