One of Trump’s lawyers tries dodging lawsuit for voter fraud lies. She says, “no reasonable person” would have believed her…

Jacquelyn Martin/AP

A former lawyer for Donald Trump who made several false claims of voter fraud in regard to the 2020 presidential election is now arguing that “no reasonable person” would have believed her conspiracy theories.

Lawyers for Sidney Powell make the argument in a court filing in hopes of getting a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit filed against her by Dominion Voting Systems dismissed…

Powell claimed that Dominion voting machines were rigged to switch votes for Trump to Joe Biden, his Democratic challenger, during the election. There is no evidence any vote-switching occurred in what experts have called the most secure election in U.S. history.

Cripes! If you were a “reasonable person”, someone of sound mind, a decent education…I doubt you would have had anything to do with Trump’s re-election campaign. He’d already proven himself incompetent, venal in his neo-fascist ideology.

10 thoughts on “One of Trump’s lawyers tries dodging lawsuit for voter fraud lies. She says, “no reasonable person” would have believed her…

  1. Update says:

    Michigan AG Dana Nessel using Sidney Powell’s words against her in pursuit of sanctions
    Defending herself from more than $1 billion in liabilities from Dominion Voting Machines, lawyer Sidney Powell argued late last month that that “no reasonable person” would believe that her conspiracy theories were factual. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) cited that concession to argue that the pro-Trump lawyer’s meritless litigation is sanctionable.
    “These attorneys seemingly made statements they knew were misleading in an effort to further their false and destructive narrative,” Nessel wrote in a statement on Wednesday. “As lawyers, fidelity to the law is paramount. These individuals worked to further conspiracy theories in an effort to erode public trust in government and dismantle our systems of democracy. Their actions are inexcusable.”
    In early February, the state of Michigan joined the city of Detroit in seeking to disbar Powell and the rest of her “Kraken” team. The word Kraken alludes to the mythical octopus-like creature given the Hollywood treatment in “Clash of the Titans.”
    “Although Ms. Powell’s attempt inevitably failed, it served a second, more sinister purpose—one that is not easily remedied, even by the court’s dismissal of baseless legal claims: it cast unwarranted doubt on the results of Michigan’s free and fair elections,” their bar complaint stated. “Indeed, it undermined the faith of millions of Americans in our democracy and the legitimacy of our President.”
    Michigan filed the motion for sanctions separately from the bar complaints.

  2. Exhibit A says:

    “Republican Controlled States Cancel Orders for Dominion Voting Machines”
    “Baseless Republican attacks on Dominion Voting Systems may come back to bite major Donald Trump supporters in the wallet. That’s because the company appears to be losing significant business in jurisdictions where Republicans control decisions about which vendors will supply voting equipment.
    To collect damages the company must show that it suffered financial harm. Various elected Republicans around the country are helping Dominion make its case as the defendants’ lies about Dominion machines are causing it to lose millions of dollars of business.
    In separate lawsuits, Dominion is seeking actual damages of $1.6 billion from Fox News and $1.3 billion each from Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell and Trump My Pillow Guy Mike Lindell. It is also seeking punitive damages.”

    • p/s says:

      On Nov. 21, 2020, a day after Fox News received a retraction demand letter from Dominion, Jeanine Pirro amplified Giuliani’s never-made-in-litigation claims that Dominion was:
      [a.] an “organized criminal enterprise” [b.] “started in Venezuela with Cuban money” [c.] could and did “flip” votes “with the assistance of Smartmatic software” [d.] caused the “stunning” ballot “dump[s]” in the early morning of Nov. 4 that fabricated votes for Biden.
      Dominion asserts that this pandering to Trump was rewarded: “After Fox’s Jeanine Pirro promoted the lie that Trump had actually won the election, her ex-husband received an 11th-hour pardon from soon-to-be-former-President Trump.”
      Pirro was married to Albert Pirro in 1999 when a federal jury convicted him on 23 counts of income tax cheating, for which he served 17 months in prison. Trump pardoned him on Dec. 21.

      Smartmatic is a provider of election software with no ties to Dominion. But some Trump supporters stated as fact that Smartmatic had its software on Dominion machines. Smartmatic is suing Fox for $2.7 billion.

  3. Update says:

    Ex-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell accused by company of raiding nonprofit for personal expenses (5/13/21)
    Powell’s Defending the Republic organization, which she claims was founded to protect the integrity of U.S. elections, describes itself as a 501(c)4 nonprofit, but it isn’t listed in an IRS database of tax-exempt organizations. Groups recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(4) are exempt from paying taxes on income, including donations, but those donations aren’t tax deductible as charitable contributions.
    Powell’s website says donors can mail checks to an address in West Palm Beach, Florida, that corresponds with a UPS Store. Under the same address, Defending the Republic Inc. registered in February with Florida’s Division of Corporations as a nonprofit formed for “social welfare purposes.”

  4. 4therecord says:

    During the QAnon-affiliated For God & Country Patriot Roundup in Dallas on Sunday Trump’s former lawyer Sidney Powell suggested Trump could be reinstated as president even now, saying that “it should be that he can simply be reinstated, that a new Inauguration Day is set.”
    The crowd cheered loudly in response to her groundless claims.
    “And Biden is told to move out of the White House,” the lawyer continued with a smirk on her face. “And President Trump should be moved back in. I’m sure there’s not going to be credit for time lost, unfortunately. Because the Constitution itself sets the date for inauguration. But he should definitely get the remainder of his term and make the best of it. That’s for sure,” Powell insisted.
    With admission to the event ranging between $500-$1,000, some of the proceeds are set to go to Powell’s questionable nonprofit, Defending the Republic.

  5. Update says:

    A federal judge ordered sanctions Wednesday for Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and several other lawyers who worked on Trump-aligned lawsuits seeking to challenge the results of the 2020 election.
    US District Judge Linda Parker, of the Eastern District of Michigan, said the lawyers had “engaged in litigation practices” that were “abusive and, in turn, sanctionable.”
    “Sanctions are required to deter the filing of future frivolous lawsuits designed primarily to spread the narrative that our election processes are rigged and our democratic institutions cannot be trusted,” the judge wrote in a 110-page opinion.
    Parker is ordering the lawyers to reimburse the attorneys’ fees that the city of Detroit and Michigan state officials paid in seeking the sanctions. The lawyers must also take legal education classes, the judge said, and she is referring her decision to the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission, and “the appropriate disciplinary authority for the jurisdiction(s) where each attorney is admitted,” for potential disciplinary action.

  6. Kraken says:

    Sidney Powell Storms Off Set When Grilled on Her Election Lies
    In the final part of the Australian Broadcasting Company’s two-part series on Fox News’ role in propagating former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie,” correspondent Sarah Ferguson sat down with the Trump loyalist at her Texas home to grill her on the wild allegations that voting software companies Smartmatic and Dominion conspired with foreign governments to steal the 2020 election for Biden.
    The ABC TV documentary, titled Fox and the Big Lie, “traces the transformation of Fox News into a Trump propaganda outlet.”
    “Sidney Powell mocked for ‘alien body snatcher’-like answers in bizarre interview about false election claims : ‘I know myself very well. I’ve been in me a long time,’ the former Trump lawyer told Australian journalist Sarah Ferguson”

  7. A reasonably reasonable person says:

    Former President Trump’s campaign reportedly knew soon after the November election that claims it made about voting machine irregularities leading his defeat were inaccurate.
    Court documents released Monday show that by the time a campaign news conference on the issue took place, an internal memo had already been circulated confirming that the claims about Dominion Voting Systems and software company Smartmatic were false, according to The New York Times.

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