Daily Beast: The secret source behind Sidney Powell’s “Kraken” lawsuits is a pro-Trump podcaster whom North Dakota sued for fraud, The Washington Post reports. Powell, whom Trump considered naming a Special Counsel on voter fraud, had filed an affidavit alleging election fraud based on the testimony of a secret source she claimed was a former intelligence contractor.
– @SidneyPowell1 secret intelligence contractor witness pro-Trump podcaster Maras-Lindeman falsely claimed to be a MD & to have both a PhD & MBA an MBA…used multiple aliases & SSNs exaggerated online résumés— File411 (@File411) December 24, 2020
“a persistent effort . . . to deceive others”https://t.co/DKUFl7c4wS
The affidavit, however, matches a November 2019 blog post published by Terpsichore Maras-Lindeman, and the blogger told the Post she wrote the court filing itself. “This is everybody’s duty. It’s just not fair,” Maras-Lindeman told the Post.
Folks, this too is a Christmas story:— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) December 24, 2020
This is a passage from a judgment in secret "Kraken" witness Terpsichore “Tore” Maras-Lindeman's civil fraud case in North Dakota. https://t.co/HeXTdicy09 pic.twitter.com/QCi4zgFKdm
The podcaster, 42, served in the Navy for under a year nearly 20 years ago and has since worked as a part-time interpreter and contractor. In 2018, attorneys for North Dakota alleged Maras-Lindeman used funds she raised for homeless shelters and veterans’ graves for personal purchases instead, including meals at McDonald’s.
“…finding that she had engaged in fraud &bdeceptive behavior, ordering her to return fraudulently obtained payments and canceling the business trade names she had used” this is pretty much on brand for @SidneyPowell1 & @realDonaldTrump @JennaEllisEsq @RudyGiuliani @LLinWood 😂 pic.twitter.com/cHVsXMN5JJ— File411 (@File411) December 24, 2020
Prosecutors also alleged she used multiple social security numbers, said she was a medical doctor, and claimed she had received a PhD and an MBA in “a persistent effort . . . to deceive others.” A judge ruled Maras-Lindeman had run afoul of consumer protection laws, and she has appealed.
I mean FFS the Judgement SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 so I don’t know who’s doing the research or vetting for @SidneyPowell1 but FFS at least run a basic skip-trace or LexisNexis or WestLaw because Terpsichore “Tore” Maras-Lindeman is a professional grifter & fraud.— File411 (@File411) December 24, 2020
Wait but there’s MORAAH pic.twitter.com/a6jwiMIzJb