The Kraken Is Finally Released — at Sidney Powell's Feet


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As the shuffling madness kicked into overdrive after Monday night’s bombshell 41-count indictment in Fulton County, Georgia, against Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants, one name struck me as more than ironic:

Former pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell.

While Powell was dropped from Trump’s legal team in November 2020 and has been continually disavowed by his lawyers for her far-fetched claims —mostly laughably, her threat to “Release the Kraken” (a mythical octopus-like sea creature capable of destroying entire ships and dragging sailors to their doom) — her inclusion in the indictment is both warranted and satisfying: Powell’s Kraken has finally been released — right at her feet.

Anyway, Trump’s aforementioned 18 co-defendants are:

  1. Former NYC mayor and Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani — 13 counts
  2. Former constitutional law professor John Eastman — 9 counts
  3. Former Congressman and Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — 2 counts
  4. Lawyer and campaign advisor Kenneth Chesebro — 7 counts
  5. Trump-era Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark — 2 counts
  6. Trump legal team lawyer Jenna Ellis — 2 counts
  7. Atlanta-area lawyer Ray Stallings Smith — 17 counts
  8. Personal injury lawyer Robert Cheeley — 10 counts
  9. Director of 2020 Election Day operations, Mike Roman — 7 counts
  10. 2020 chair of the Georgia Republican Party, David Shafer — 8 counts
  11. President of a pool-contracting company, Shawn Still — 7 counts
  12. Police Chaplain Stephen Lee — 5 counts
  13. Mixed-Martial-Arts fighter Harrison William Prescott Floyd — 3 counts
  14. Celebrity stylist and publicist Trevian Kutti — 3 counts
  15. Member of the Georgia GOP executive committee, Cathy Latham — 11 counts
  16. Bail bonds business owner Scott Hall — 7 counts
  17. “Fake elector” and GOP official in Coffee County, Ga., Misty Hampton — 7 counts
  18. Former Trump legal adviser, who helped direct efforts in Georgia to investigate the 2020 election results, Sidney Powell — 7 counts

While the above list is a bit eclectic, Powell, along with Rudy Giuliani, stands out as perhaps the most damaging to the former president — in the court of public opinion, that is.

In addition to Powell’s multiple pledges to release “Biblical proof” that would once and for all prove the 2020 presidential election was indeed “rigged” and “stolen,” as Trump continues to claim, the supposedly high-powered attorney made multiple ridiculous claims that the former president should simply be “reinstated” and that a new Inauguration Day be set due to “abject fraud and obtaining a coup of the United States of America” – despite there being zero mechanisms in the U.S. Constitution or in the body of constitutional law by which a former president can be reinstated, much less a new Inauguration Day set.

Giuliani has reportedly already begun to throw Powell under the bus. Here’s more: 

Speaking to CNN about an alleged plot to breach voting systems in Coffee County, Georgia, [Giuliani’s attorney, Robert] Costello claimed, “Rudy Giuliani had nothing to do with this,” adding: “You can’t attach Rudy Giuliani to Sidney Powell’s crackpot idea.”

Rolling Stone reports that Powell “has been a major focus of the special counsel’s office” in recent weeks, but the man central to the probe is Trump himself. And as the special counsel puts pressure on the co-conspirators, one looming question is whether any of them will turn against the former president.

The outlet cites two sources who say that, over the summer, Trump asked some of his advisers to name who among those questioned by the special counsel’s office was the most “vulnerable,” a sign that the former president himself could be worried about the continued investigation.

Clearly, it was game-on, meaning Trump and several other alleged co-conspirators had already begun to determine who was the weakest link — most vulnerable — in the chain before Thursday’s indictment became a reality. 

Incidentally, relative to my use of the word  “satisfying” in the second paragraph, Lin Wood, who in July officially requested that the State Bar of Georgia transfer his attorney status to “retired” in exchange for pending disciplinary charges against him being dropped, was even screwier than Sidney Powell. 

At the top of Wood’s idiotic claims, he predicted that then-Vice President Mike Pence would be arrested for treason and duly executed by firing squad. Pence’s unforgivable crime? Adhering to the U.S. Constitution.

Finally, that reference to “shuffling madness” and British rock band Jethro Tull. In this old rocker’s head, the lyrics of the band’s megahit, “Locomotive Breath,” seem applicable. 

In the shuffling madness
Of the locomotive breath
Runs the all-time loser
Headlong to his death

Oh, he feels the piston scraping
Steam breaking on his brow
Old Charlie stole the handle
And the train it won’t stop
Oh no way to slow down

He sees his children jumping off
At the stations one by one
His woman and his best friend
In bed and having fun
Oh, he’s crawling down the corridor
On his hands and knees
Old Charlie stole the handle
And the train it won’t stop going
No way to slow down

He hears the silence howling
Catches angels as they fall
And the all-time winner
Has got him by the balls
Oh, he picks up Gideon’s bible
Open at page one
I think God he stole the handle
And the train it won’t stop going
No way to slow down

No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down

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Lisa Holden is a news writer for LinkDaddy News. She writes health, sport, tech, and more. Some of her favorite topics include the latest trends in fitness and wellness, the best ways to use technology to improve your life, and the latest developments in medical research.

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