President Donald Trump shared a link to an article referring to “crimes in the deep state” and claims that “traitorous swamp rats” are trying to steal the 2020 election.
The article, which the president shared amid the re-channeling of the election while continuing to claim that the result was fraudulent, refers to a remark made by attorney Sidney Powell in a press conference at the recent Trump campaign press release.
He suggests that Kraken is actually a “cyber warfare program” that tracks and “acquires” [sic] evidence of vile activities and crimes committed by the Deep State. “He adds that this has allowed Trump to gather, alongside” loyal patriots “in the military and Space Command, the evidence they need to prove his fraud allegations.
The article describes the 2020 election as an attempt to overthrow the U.S. government. He claims there are people in the CIA, the FBI and the Department of Justice who are trying to steal the election, calling them “traitorous swamp rats.”
The title of the article reads: “Sidney Powell” Kraken “DoD’s cyber warfare program! We are at war!”
Trump’s retweet follows after he said at an October meeting in North Carolina that he thinks the so-called Deep State is real. The deep state is part of a conspiracy theory that suggests that there is a group of people in the U.S. political system who lead a shadow government.
Although the article mentions Powell, the Trump campaign has recently distanced itself from it and insisted that it is not a member of its legal team.
Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said the legal team broke up with Powell because they pursued “different theories” about voter fraud.
Powell then issued a statement saying he was investigating election fraud on his own. He has since shared a piece of news on his Twitter feed that suggests he wants to sue Georgia this week.
Newsweek he contacted the White House and the Trump campaign, as well as the Department of Justice and the Department of Defense, to comment. Powell was also approached for comment.
Since the election, Trump’s team has filed a number of lawsuits for irregularities, but so far has failed to provide evidence of allegations of widespread fraud.
Television networks announced Joe Biden’s election, and the Associated Press declared Trump the winner with 232 votes in 306 electoral colleges. In addition, states have begun to validate the results. However, Trump lamented the actions of “lamestream media.”