As confirmed Sunday by President Donald J. Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell has been released from duty as legal counsel.
“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," Giuliani tweeted.
"This attempt by Trump's legal team -- Giuliani, [Jenna] Ellis -- to distance themselves from Sidney Powell's insane conspiracy theories is going to be super awkward next time -- oh, I don't know -- say, Trump Giuliani, or Ellis -- tweet about the very same insane conspiracy theories," CNN correspondent Jake Tapper replied.
Democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko tweeted, "Trump is a loser. Sidney Powell is what a loser shat out."
Former Trump cohort Anthony Scaramucci said, "The Sidney Powell situation is classic Trump. Coerce people into lying, and then fire them for following his instructions. A death cult where everyone drinks the poison except for him."
Writer Charlotte Clymer observed, "I feel like the Trump campaign just told Sidney Powell that they thought they were just going to the movies as friends and they're surprised to learn there might be deeper feelings."
And the vibes kept rolling in. Scroll through for more reactions to Powell's firing below.
The Trump campaign just threw Sidney Powell under the bus, saying she’s not part of the Trump legal team. But there… https://t.co/ymj383oRcF— George Takei (@George Takei) 1606088498.0
I guess we will see what happens when the Kraken has been voted off the island.— Steven Dennis (@Steven Dennis) 1606089786.0
Before he deletes, here’s Republican FEC Chair @txelectionlaw staking his entire reputation on Sidney Powell’s ho… https://t.co/mErJlwwHN0— David Litt (@David Litt) 1606087529.0
Trump got what he needed out of Sidney Powell. She advanced conspiracy theories that furthered his base’s distrust… https://t.co/Nu1rJmXaYE— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton) 1606087706.0
BREAKING: Rudy Giuliani explains that dismissal of SIDNEY POWELL from Trump legal team is due to insufficient publi… https://t.co/WFpLPKKHeJ— Eric Garland (@Eric Garland) 1606088465.0
Imagine being axed for craziness from a legal team that includes Rudy Giuliani! This is like when Guns and Roses… https://t.co/cfnm0Wad1F— Matt Glassman (@Matt Glassman) 1606084582.0
how it started / how it’s going https://t.co/27iyQwc8GZ— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1606084235.0
Was it Sidney Powell accusing the Governor of Georgia of conspiring with Sen. Kelly Loeffler R-GA against Rep. Doug… https://t.co/XJdclhE61k— Jamie Dupree (@Jamie Dupree) 1606087450.0
What does it even mean to practice law “on your own”? A lawyer has to have a client. Is the idea that she is her ow… https://t.co/usEB8kQejA— Josh Barro (@Josh Barro) 1606085724.0
One more reminder. When Emmet Sullivan asked Sidney Powell about her discussions with the President about the Mike… https://t.co/pLJL6eoJDy— Dr. emptywheel (@Dr. emptywheel) 1606084825.0
Sidney Powell was a federal prosecutor. I kinda think someone needs to review her cases.— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari Sellers) 1606084473.0
2. Just three days ago, the official GOP twitter account was tweeting out videos of Sidney Powell at the press conf… https://t.co/j6Z8nk4tWP— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘) 1606084513.0
Why would Jenna Ellis and Donald Trump tweet about Sidney Powell if she's not part of the Trump legal team?— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1606084826.0
first they came for Sidney Powell and I did not speak out— because I was laughing so hard I couldn't catch my breath— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1606085529.0
Sidney Powell will no longer have a vote on Trump legal strategy, making her the only American Trump has successful… https://t.co/AglzNlEVkL— SpaceGuardianHat (@SpaceGuardianHat) 1606085036.0
What a train wreck On left (Nov 22): "Sidney Powell...is not a member of the Trump Legal Team" On right (Nov 14… https://t.co/TKcwrxdf1s— Ryan Goodman (@Ryan Goodman) 1606085386.0
This is all part of the plan. As Trump’s lawyer Sidney Powell couldn’t subpoena Hugo Chavez, due to The Diplomatic… https://t.co/ILObmq3Tek— Jason O. Gilbert (@Jason O. Gilbert) 1606085739.0
This attempt by Trump's legal team -- Giuliani, Ellis -- to distance themselves from Sidney Powell's insane conspir… https://t.co/pMOGetJOze— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper) 1606086707.0
Trump is a loser. Sidney Powell is what a loser shat out.— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1606087068.0
Sidney Powell: I'm releasing the Kraken Trump's legal team: we're releasing Sidney Powell from the team https://t.co/1J4ts7jGE1— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report) 1606087204.0
I feel like the Trump campaign just told Sidney Powell that they thought they were just going to the movies as frie… https://t.co/xMDuEw2pyX— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈) 1606087784.0
Trump team vs Sidney Powell, with Tucker Carlson being too late to figure out which side he should be on [insert "… https://t.co/wBvSRPuTpE— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols) 1606088633.0
Trump told allies that Sidney Powell was too much, even for him, after Thursday. He sees the fight as uphill but fl… https://t.co/ZgOXZ98zXK— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey) 1606086407.0