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Giuliani distances Trump campaign from attorney Sidney Powell

The Trump campaign on Sunday sought to distance itself from attorney Sidney Powell after she made a series of increasingly convoluted and baseless allegations of widespread nationwide election fraud.

Powell, who also represents former national security adviser Michael Flynn, had appeared with campaign lawyers at press events as recently as last week.

In a brief statement released Sunday afternoon, President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE's lead attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe next hustle: What we should expect from Trump Lawyers group calls for Giuliani's suspension from law practice, ethics probe Would Trump have gotten away with a self-pardon? History will never know MORE and senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis said that Powell "is not a member of the Trump Legal Team."

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"She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity," the former New York City mayor added. 

Powell appeared alongside Giuliani and other members of the campaign's legal team at a number of press conferences over the past month — including one on Thursday — detailing the campaign's so far unsuccessful efforts to halt or overturn the certification of election results in several key battleground states that were called by media outlets for President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFive examples of media's sycophancy for Biden on inauguration week Drastic measures for drastic times — caregiver need mobile health apps Boycott sham impeachment MORE.

Trump himself also referred to Powell as a member of his legal team in tweets as recently as Nov. 14.

A request for comment from the Trump campaign regarding when Powell's relationship with the campaign ended or what prompted her exit was not immediately returned.