By Saturday morning, Powell says, the president’s most senior aides had declined to give her a Secret Service-issued pass to come and go from the West Wing. “I’ve been blocked from speaking to or communicating with the president since I left the Oval Office on Friday night,” she says, “by apparently everyone around him.”…

Only the U.S. attorney general can appoint a special counsel, but the president can appoint a special White House counsel who would have more limited powers and protections.

Does Sidney Powell have that job? “That is a good question!” she told Zenger News, laughing. She says she was verbally offered the job, but that senior officials from the Office of White House Counsel have prevented her from presenting the president with paperwork to make it official…

While not considered for a special counsel role, Powell said the president wanted to appoint her to something less ambitious: a “special” role inside the same Office of White House Counsel that was running interference. “I am not a Robert Mueller-style special counsel,” she says, but “there was a discussion about me being a special White House counsel.”