Trump discussed naming Sidney Powell special counsel during White House meeting

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump held a meeting at the White House on Friday evening in which he discussed the idea of naming appellate attorney Sidney Powell as a special counsel to investigate voter fraud in the election, a person familiar with the meeting confirmed to NBC News.
Powell, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and chief of staff Mark Meadows participated in the meeting, as did retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani participated by phone. The meeting was first reported by The New York Times.
Powells conspiracy theories about the election received strong pushback from other aides in the meeting. The person familiar with the meeting said that Meadows and Cipollone had to cut the meeting off because it was going in an alarming direction.
The White House declined to comment. Giuliani and Powell, who is also Flynns attorney, did not respond to requests for comment.
Powell was involved with the Trump legal team’s various election lawsuits, the vast majority of which have been unsuccessful.
Flynn, who Trump recently pardoned, has been publicly pushing for Trump to declare martial law. He told the conservative outlet Newsmax on Thursday that Trump should order the military to immediately seize every voting machine and to rerun the election. Trump later disputed that on Twitter, writing, Martial law = Fake News. Just more knowingly bad reporting!
Flynn also claimed that hes acting as a conduit between Trump and foreign intelligence agencies that he claims have evidence of external interference in the U.S. election,
I think theyll provide it directly to the president once we present it to him Theyre more than willing to do that from what we understand, Flynn said during an interview with Fox Business Lou Dobbs that aired Friday.
There are foreign partners and allies that are willing to help us, Flynn said at another point. He also said without evidence that there is “a relationship” between the SolarWinds hack and election security.