Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Sidney Powell Admits That She is a Big, Fat Liar (and That TFG's Supporters are not Reasonable People)

As a former Trump campaign lawyer, Sidney Powell did more than perhaps anyone to push the big lie that President Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in last November’s presidential election was the result of fraud involving Dominion Voting Systems machines. Now, however, lawyers representing her have acknowledged that the “big lie” is, in fact, just that.

Powell faces a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion because of her false claims, and on Monday her lawyers offered her defense: that “no reasonable person would conclude that the statements” Powell made about election fraud “were truly statements of fact.”

There you have it, right from the mouth of one of TFG's lawers: If you believe that the election was stolen, you are not a reasonable person.
But, as you may recall, Powell made these assertions in pleadings that she filed in one court case after another. Generally, when a lawyer files a pleading, he or she signs to assert the truth of the allegations. Oh sure, if your client lies to you, that's one thing. But if you file a pleading and you know that what you stated in the pleading was a lie, you can be well and truly cooked. Many judges aren't going to bust an attorney's gonads over this, but if it's aggregious and if it's in a really public matter, that's a whole different kettle of fish.

Powell may be done as an attorney. But don't cry for her, for she'll get one of the Disgraced Wingnut Welfare jobs at the Heritage Foundation or some other place. She's not going to be working the dirve-through at a fast-food emporium.

1 comment:

Stewart Dean said...

Sometime back I saw a bumper sticker:
Hearing crazy voices?
Turn off Fox News!