EXCLUSIVE: Analysis Reveals Sidney Powell Likely Behind Draft Executive Order To Seize Voting Equipment
The draft order is a 67% match to a document previously published by Powell
An update to this story has been published:
Earlier today Politico published a draft executive order that was obtained by the Jan 6th Select Committee. The order would have authorized the Secretary of Defense to seize voting machines, federalize National Guard support, and appoint a special counsel that would oversee the entire operation.
When I read the Politico article and the draft EO, I was immediately reminded of a document I discovered a couple months ago that was posted to Sidney Powell’s website as early as 12/29/2020.
The document, a 22 page memo titled “SUMMARY FOREIGN INTERFERENCE DRAFT 12.22.2020”, sets out to justify government action authorized by Executive Order 13848. In service of this, the document provides a high level overview of much of the supposed evidence of widescale voter fraud and foreign interference that had been collected by Powell and her team after the 2020 election.
After noticing the similarities between the draft executive order and the memo, I took a closer look at both documents side-by-side. I immediately noticed a sentence that was a 100% match across both documents:
I decided to fully compare both documents using CopyLeaks - a service intended to identify plagiarism. They have a tool that will compare textual matches across two source documents, so I uploaded both the draft EO and the memo I found on Powell’s website.
The results? 67.2% of the draft executive order matched the 22 page foreign interference memo.
One of the key indications that both the executive order and 22 page memo share an author is the mention of two National Security Presidential Memoranda, the existence of which had been previously classified.
The first paragraph across both documents closely matches.
As does much of the evidence cited by the draft order.
In cases where the match is not 1:1, it’s due to minor tweaks in wording.
Both documents include statements made by Judge Amy Totenberg regarding Dominion Voting Systems
Finally, the kicker - in my opinion - that points to Powell as the origin for this draft executive order is that the bullet point discussing the appointment of a special counsel refers to “her duties”
This story is developing, and may be updated as new information is learned.
Key here is “never issued”. Someone can write me a draft order to commit murder. If I don’t do it, am I guilty?
My suggestion would be to do the text hyperlinks in a different color, rather than underlined.