An Autopsy of Sidney Powell’s ‘Kraken’ Reveals Suspiciously Similar Affidavits
As part of her attempt to show that the presidential election was stolen through an elaborate international conspiracy, former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell has submitted two affidavits from Venezuelans who purport to expose the roots of fraud-facilitating software that Powell claims switched Trump votes to Biden votes. Those affidavits include strikingly similar language that suggests they were written or edited by Powell or her colleagues rather than the affiants.
“I want to alert the public and let the world know the truth about the corruption, manipulation, and lies being committed by a conspiracy of people and companies intent upon betraying the honest people of the United States and their legally constituted institutions and fundamental rights as citizens,” says a redacted affidavit from an unnamed individual who claims to have served on “the national security guard detail” for Venezuela’s president. “This conspiracy began more than a decade ago in Venezuela and has spread to countries all over the world. It is a conspiracy to wrongfully gain and keep power and wealth. It involves political leaders, powerful companies, and other persons whose purpose is to gain and keep power by changing the free will of the people and subverting the proper course of governing.”
An affidavit from Ana Mercedes Díaz Cardozo, a naturalized U.S. citizen who says she was “a career official for 25 years at the Supreme Electoral Council of Venezuela,” includes a nearly identical passage. Díaz also describes herself as “an adult of the sound mine,” while the anonymous Venezuelan affiant uses a similarly mistaken phrase, saying, “I am an adult of sound mine.”
Dominion Voting Systems, one of the companies that Powell has implicated in the purported plot to steal the election, notes the similarities between the two Venezuelan affiants’ descriptions of their motivations in a December 16 letter demanding that Powell retract her accusations and threatening a defamation lawsuit if she doesn’t. Dominion says the fact that the two affiants used almost exactly the same language proves that “those witnesses did not each write their declarations independently” and strongly suggests that the “allegations of a decade-old international conspiracy were written or edited by you or your team—no
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