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Ex-Trump Lawyer Powell Is Selling Her Asheville Home

Sidney Powell’s house in Biltmore Forest

Sidney Powell, an attorney and former federal prosecutor best known for her promotion of conspiracy theories and attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, is selling her home in Biltmore Forest.

Real estate listings show that Powell’s 3,400-square-foot ranch house at 9 Forest Road, which her company Fawkes Partners purchased in 2007 for $750,000, is currently under contract. The asking price is $1.55 million.

Powell joined the legal team of then-President Donald Trump in 2020 by falsely alleging that the election was stolen from Trump by a vast global conspiracy involving China, Venezuela, and secret algorithms inside machines made by Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems. She vowed to “release the Kraken” to overturn the results.

“President Trump won by a landslide,” she falsely claimed. “We are going to prove it, and we are going to reclaim the United States of America for the people who vote for freedom.”

She was later permanently banned from Twitter for promoting the bizarre claims of QAnon, a political group that believes a cabal of Satanic, cannibalistic pedophiles operating a global child sex-trafficking ring conspired against Trump during his term in office.

After the election Powell raised more than $14 million by promising that her nonprofit organization, Defend the Republic, would restore Trump to the presidency, according to The Washington Post. In August 2021 she paid $1.2 million in cash to buy a house in Alexandria, Va., Politico reported.

Powell did not immediately respond to a question from Asheville Watchdog about her plans to keep an Asheville residence. — Peter Lewis

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