I put this in two comments, but here's what I'm seeing from sources who are probably informed--best I can say, independent sources with similar take:
From Michael Flynn's bro:
Jack Flynn #NeverConcede
Defending the Republic – Sidney Powell's Legal Defense Fund. The statement tonight was a simple clarification of @SidneyPowell1 role. Why would she need a fund site set up site if she were being paid by the RNC? SIDNEY IS OUR WARRIOR. SUPPORT HER. https://defendingtherepublic.org
5:26 PM · Nov 22, 2020·
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Wrt the @JennaEllisEsq press release.
Very confident this has 2 do w money coming in for legal defense fund sppt @SidneyPowell1 has her own separate entity 4 legal donations that isn’t in conj w the Trump legal team.
Frees SP 2 do her own thing...which will STILL b biblical.
5:24 PM · Nov 22, 2020·
UPDATE 1: OUCH!
If B.F. Skinner was right that "chaos breeds geniuses," the Trump legal team will soon be given Mensa status.
5:03 PM · Nov 22, 2020·
UPDATE 2: I'd been meaning to get to this. There has been a massive circling of the Deep State wagons over the last two days--which makes me tend to believe that Sidney Powell is truly on to something. To me, a tell in matters such as this one is the issuance of non-denial denials. Or, put another way, denials of something that wasn't exactly the issue.
For example, the denials--by an anonymous "Army spokesman" or an equally anonymous "national security official"--that the "the Army" seized servers in Germany. As you know, I've never believed that "the Army" did that. And have you read the CIA denials that Scytl was their front company, or that they operated a server farm in Germany, or that they've ever diddled with elections? Me neither.
Now here's another example--and very pertinent to the current Powell brouhaha. Dominion denies that their "machines" can "switch votes." That's per Dominion PR Spokesperson Responds to Allegations of Voter Fraud, Irregularities.
The Dominion spokesman stated--seemingly forthrightly:
“It is not physically possible for our machines to switch votes from one candidate to the other.”
And who exactly asked whether the "machines" could do this "physically"? The author at Red State jumped all over that:
Well, of course the “machines” wouldn’t “physically” do it. But is he truly arguing that the machines can’t be hacked? Multiple demonstrations by media when they actually cared about the issue, have indicated that they could be. That’s not to say there’s proof they were hacked here, only that his claim is misleading.
Another issue: Why did Dominion make their non-denial denial to Fox and not--as requested--to the PA legislature?
Bottom line: I'd be very loath to think ill of Sidney after all the good she's done.
UPDATE 3: In Sidney's words:
Attorney Sidney Powell released a statement late on Sunday after the Trump legal team announced that she was not part of their legal defense team.
“I understand today’s press release. I will continue to represent #WeThePeople who had their votes for Trump and other Republicans stolen by massive fraud through Dominion and Smartmatic, and we will be filing suit soon.”
Which is exactly in line with what she told Larry O'Connor. This reflects worse on the Trump legal team than on Powell. And, at this point, reflects not too well on those who rushed to judgment.