Former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell filed her legal strategy against the lawsuit brought against her by Dominion Voting Systems, accusing her of defamation in regards to the voter fraud conspiracy theories she disseminated in the wake of the 2020 election.
According to her legal team, “reasonable people” would not believe her claims about widespread election fraud.
“Given the highly charged and political context of the statements, it is clear that Powell was describing the facts on which she based the lawsuits she filed in support of President Trump,” Powell’s defense team said in a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
“Indeed, Plaintiffs themselves characterize the statements at issue as ‘wild accusations’ and ‘outlandish claims.’ They are repeatedly labeled ‘inherently improbable’ and even ‘impossible,'” her legal team added. “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.”
In a press release this Tuesday, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, whose state was a target of Powell’s conspiracy theories, declared that the “Kraken Cracks Under Pressure,” a reference to Powell’s promises to “release the Kraken” — the alleged mountain of evidence proving mass voter fraud that never materialized.
This is a statement from @GaSecofState Raffensperger:
"The Kraken Cracks Under Pressure: Sidney Powell Claims 'No Reasonable Person Would Conclude That [Her] Statements Were Truly Statements Of Fact'” pic.twitter.com/I5dii7nNqw
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) March 23, 2021
“In the face of legal action, Sidney Powell admitted that her effort to make millions lying to the American people had no facts to begin with,” Raffensperger stated.
“While the loss of the Senate due to her lies will have ramifications for years, I most sympathize with those who believed her in the first place and who she now considers not reasonable enough to realize she should not have been taken seriously,” he added.
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