Sidney Powell Tells Court No ‘Reasonable’ People Would Believe Her Voter Fraud Claims
Sidney Powell, a lawyer representing ex President Donald Trump during his election fraud crusade, submitted a new brief that will likely be used by prosecution against her in the several lawsuits seeking huge damages against her.
Powell loudly asserted that the voting system designed by Dominion rigged the 2020 presidential election in favor of then-President-elect Joe Biden. Now, facing disbarment and expensive damages for her claims, Powell and her legal team say she was sharing her own “opinion” and that the public may reach “their own conclusions.”
“Indeed, Plaintiffs themselves characterize the statements at issue as ‘wild accusations’ and ‘outlandish claims;”‘ Powell’s brief said. “They are repeatedly labelled ‘inherently improbable’ and even ‘impossible.’ Such characterizations of the allegedly defamatory statements further support Defendants’ position that reasonable people would not accept such statements as fact but view them only as claims that await testing by the courts through the adversary process.”
By acknowledging her own claims as “impossible,” Powell has stepped into dangerous legal territory which may lead to her being on the hook for a meaningful percentage of the $1.3 billion demanded by Dominion. “As a result of the defamatory falsehoods peddled by Powell – in concert with like-minded allies and media outlets who were determined to promote a false preconceived narrative – Dominion’s founder, Dominion’s employees, Georgia’s governor, and Georgia’s secretary of state have been harassed and have received death threats, and Dominion has suffered enormous harm,” prosecution lawyers wrote in the case filed in the U.S. District Court of D.C..
“Dominion brings this action to set the record straight, to vindicate the company’s rights under civil law, to recover compensatory damages, to seek a narrowly tailored injunction, and to stand up for itself and its employees,” the company said in a public statement.