Ex-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell: ‘No reasonable person’ would believe conspiracy theories

The four lawsuits filed by Powell and her co-counsel Lin Wood, alleging a giant plot between voting companies and foreign powers to interfere with the election, met with the same fate.

Powell, 65, was sued by Dominion Voting Systems in January for her assertions that the election was stolen from Trump, via rigged ballot machinery provided by the company.

After working for months to advance the baseless conspiracy theory that the voting machine manufacturer Dominion had worked with Venezuela to rig the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump, former campaign lawyer Sidney Powell is requesting that the election software company drop its defamation lawsuit against her on the grounds that nobody with half a brain could have taken what she was saying as fact.

As reported by Axios, Powell had apparently moved to dismiss the defamation suit, arguing that Dominion conducted a "well-orchestrated public relations campaign to save their business" and that allegations against her are "sparse".

In January, John Poulos, the CEO of Dominion, said that Powell bore some of the blame for stirring up the January 6 Capitol riots - which showed how risky her rhetoric was.

Powell, an appeals court attorney who also represented Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, became a national figure in November following Trump's election loss. She lost every lawsuit she filed in making the false claims, Buzzfeed reports.

And despite the filing describing Ms Powell's statements as unacceptable to reasonable people, it said she herself still believes her claims.

'Sidney Powell and others created and disseminated these lies, assisted and amplified by a range of media platforms'.

"Indeed, Plaintiffs themselves characterize the statements at issue as "wild accusations" and "outlandish claims.' 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". They're also arguing that Powell's claims were "hyperbole" and should be protected by the First Amendment.

A litany of legal challenges await Powell after her failed election lawsuits.

In its initial complaint, Dominion claimed that the lawsuit was being brought in part to ameliorate the harmful effects of those claims of fraud.

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