Well, well, well, it appears that Sidney Powell has turned over a new leaf. Now, for those who are not up to speed, Sidney is a lawyer who was part of Donald Trump’s campaign and who, allegedly, had a penchant for spinning some rather intriguing conspiracy theories. Anything from UFOs running the Post Office to Bigfoot being in charge of the IRS. Just kidding! Her main gig was drumming up stories about our good ol’ Dominion Voting Systems.
Apparently, dear Sidney was under the impression that Dominion Voting Systems had a secret button that when pressed, magically transformed Trump votes into ones for Biden. But, to the best of our knowledge, the only secret button we’re aware of is the one on your remote control that helps you find the mute button every time a political ad comes on television.
Sid’s adoration for baseless conspiracy theories earned her a cozy place as one of Donald Trump’s co-defendants in Georgia for an alleged election conspiracy case. She faced charges of racketeering and six other counts. Now, that’s what we call a fun-filled, politically charged roller coaster ride!
Sidney, being the trooper she is, decided one fine Thursday (because all the best plea deals happen on a Thursday, don’t you know) to plead guilty to half a dozen misdemeanors dealing with conspiring to interfere in the 2020 election. The charges include the boring, run-of-the-mill tampering with election equipment in a place you’ve probably never heard of – Coffee County, Georgia.
In a surprising plot twist, Sidney agreed to trade her legal robes for a witness stand in future trials. This pearl of truth came at the cost of a six-year probation, a $6,000 fine, and paying restitution of $2,700. A clear indication that crime doesn’t pay… well, not entirely, at least.
But hold your horses! Sidney is not alone in this political soap opera. She’s one of 19 co-defendants charged in the case, which alleges a broad racketeering conspiracy. And you, dear readers, thought your family barbecues were dramatic.
The plot thickens with other snippets of the conspiracy, which include (but are not limited to) the recruitment of fake presidential electors to vote for Trump (despite Biden winning Georgia), sprouting lies about election results to state officials and in court records, and even enticing public officials to break their solemn oaths of office. Now this sounds like something right off an over-the-top HBO drama series.
So, as Sidney continues her adventures in the American Justice System, let’s hope that the biggest lesson we all take from this is to leave election machinery alone. Especially in Coffee County, Georgia. Because, let’s face it, they’ve had enough excitement for one decade.
And as we wade deeper into the muddy waters of politics, remember to keep your conspiracy theories to yourself, or better yet, channel them into a riveting novel. Who knows? You might just become the next Tom Clancy. Without the court appearances, of course.