Patrick Byrne says Trump told the group gathered in the Oval Office, “I’ve made my decision. I’m going with Sidney Powell.”
December 22, 2020 | 5:45 PM ET
Overstock founder Patrick Byrne went on the MG podcast on Tuesday to explain more about the explosive meeting at the White House last Friday night with attorney Sidney Powell and Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn.
Byrne told the host he is releasing himself from the “bounds of etiquette” and going public about the late-night Oval Office meeting because he believes Trump’s own people are undermining him.
During the interview, Byrne revealed new details about the late-night Oval Office meeting, while reiterating that there were never any discussions about the use of martial law.
Bryne recalled the discussions surrounding whether to appoint Sidney Powell as special counsel. Byrne revealed on the podcast that President Trump told the group, “I’ve made my decision. I’m going with Sidney Powell.” Byrne said White House Counsel Pat Cipollone pushed back, but Trump remained firm said he was authorizing Powell to act as special counsel and directed that she be given appropriate security clearances.
Byrne said the next day, Sidney Powell called White Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and asked for an “office” and a security “badge.” But the White House staff denied her requests, and when she visited the White House “yesterday,” they “basically kicked her out,” Byrne said.
Byrne also revealed he and others have been sending the President dossiers on election fraud, but that evidence is not being delivered to the President. According to Byrne, the President’s staff, including White House lawyers, are stonewalling him at every turn.