Right-wing lawyer Sidney Powell is claiming in a new court filing that reasonable people wouldn’t have believed as fact her assertions of fraud after the 2020 presidential election.
The election infrastructure company Dominion Voting Systems sued Powell for defamation after she pushed lawsuits and made appearances in conservative media on behalf of then-President Donald Trump to sow doubt about the 2020 election results. Dominion claims that Powell knew her election fraud accusations were false and hurtful to the company.
In a new court filing, Powell’s attorneys write that she was sharing her “opinion” and that the public could reach “their own conclusions” about whether votes were changed by election machines.
The Insider reports:
“Even [assuming] that each of the statements alleged in the Complaint could be proved true or false, no reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact,” Powell’s attorneys wrote in the filing.
Dominion filed its lawsuit against Powell in January, alleging the lawyer defamed the company when she falsely claimed the company secretly switched votes from then-President Donald Trump to now-President Joe Biden.
Powell became a national figure in November following Trump’s election loss. She denied the reality he lost the election and falsely argued election-technology companies like Dominion and Smartmatic, which also sued Powell, falsified votes.
“No reasonable person…” would conclude these are statements of fact. This is her defense. Wow. https://t.co/MRVvuUS3ML
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) March 23, 2021
The Kraken was a crock. https://t.co/IBC6Ov4Udw
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 23, 2021
Sidney Powell says, “No Reasonable Person Would Think My Conspiracies Were Facts”…Bad argument! #SidneyPowell should have gone with an insanity defense due to #TrumpDerangementSyndrome as I explain at length in #Disloyal. @thedailybeast https://t.co/fP1wCQWax9
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) March 23, 2021
I’d like Sidney Powell to tell this to every single one of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on January 6th with intent to hang the Vice President and murder the Speaker of the House.
I’d like her to tell this to the families of the murdered Capitol Police officers. https://t.co/8AIOUvKh42
— Kurt Bardella (@kurtbardella) March 22, 2021