Rudy Giuliani (L) listens to fellow Trump attorney Sidney Powell during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Washington, November 19, 2020 (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

With its multiple lawsuits making little headway in overturning the Presidential election, Donald Trump’s team abruptly ditches attorney and conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell.

Only last Thursday, Powell was featured alongside Trump legal advisors Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis in a bizarre press conference at the offices of the Republican National Conference.

In an event elevated by Giuliani’s wild, unsupported claims with hair dye running down the sides of his face, Powell added a supposed “conspiracy” to switch votes from Trump to President-elect Joe Biden. The plot included Biden, leaders of 10 Democratic cities, the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, the financier and philanthropist George Soros, “Antifa”, Cuba, and China.

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Afterwards, she added that Georgia’s Republican officials, including Trump ally Gov. Brian Kemp, were taking payoffs as part of the plot. She promised a “biblical” effort to throw out the election results: “Georgia’s probably going to be the first state I’m going to blow up, and Mr Kemp and the Secretary of State [Brad Raffensperger] need to go with it.”

But the Trump team and its allies have lost 34 of 36 lawsuits so far — the two “victories” have affected only a few hundreds votes in Pennsylvania — and some leading Republicans are finally calling for Trump to recognize Biden’s victory.

So Giuliani and Ellis announced on Sunday that they were dismissing their colleague from their “elite strike force”:

Powell said she understood the statement but would still file a lawsuit with her conspiracy theories.

On Saturday, a US federal judge in Pennsylvania criticized the legal team in a scathing ruling that threw out a challenge to Biden’s victory by 81,479 votes in the state.

Judge Matthew Brann derided the attorney, including Giuliani, for a “Frankenstein’s monster” of a case: “This Court has been presented with strained legal arguments without merit and speculative accusations, unpled in the operative complaint and unsupported by evidence.”

He added that the team had made multiple attempts at amending their pleadings, had several changes of attorney within 72 hours, and even left “a rude and ill-conceived voicemail which distracted the Court’s attention from the significant issues at hand”.

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On Sunday, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, joining the Republicans calling for a transition to a Biden Administration, said Trump’s attorneys and their claims were a “national embarrassment”.

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska noted, “President Trump has had the opportunity to litigate his claims, and the courts thus far have found them without merit….It is time to begin the full and formal transition process.”

Murkowski also criticized Trump’s pressure on GOP-majority State legislatures into setting aside the popular vote and designating his electors for the December 14 decision of the Electoral College.

“A pressure campaign on state legislators to influence the electoral outcome is not only unprecedented but inconsistent with our democratic process,” the senator said.

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“It’s over,” GOP Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan said. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan likened Trump’s behavior to that seen in a “banana republic”.

Trump replied on Twitter with a blast of Hogan: “This RINO [Republican In Name Only] will never make the grade.”