Sidney Powell, Attorney, speaks to the media about the various lawsuits related the 2020 election. This was at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington DC on November 19, 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
A Bloomberg report claims that Sidney Powell, a former Trump lawyer, countersued Dominion Voting Systems.
Dominion accused Powell of manipulating the election. He now faces a $1.3 Billion defamation suit.
Dominion has not been granted a dismissal of its suit and the attorney is seeking damages in excess of $10 million.
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Sidney Powell filed numerous lawsuits to try to reverse the loss of former President Donald Trump's 2020 election. She also filed a countersuit against the voting technology company she claims was manipulating the results. According to court documents, Powell filed the countersuit on Friday.
Powell was a key figure behind the spreading of conspiracy theories about election results last year. He falsely claimed that Dominion Voting Systems tilted US elections to favor Joe Biden.
Without evidence, she also claimed that Dominion secretly assisted Smartmatic, a rival election technology company, and had connections to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Dominion sued Powell in defamation in an attempt to recover $1.3 billion. Powell was unable to have the lawsuit dismissed in court, and she filed her counterclaim against Dominion on Friday.
Powell filed a complaint against Dominion and called the company’s demand for $1.3B "ludicrous." She claimed that the company was trying to divert attention from the failures of its election apparatus, changing the narrative that was exposing Dominion’s serious flaws, wrongdoings, and avoiding a post-election inquiry into irregularities in 2020's election.
She seeks damages of $10 million.
Powell's lawyers claimed in May that Trump was unfairly being targeted by people who falsely claimed Dominion conspired against Trump. The Dominion did not have the legal standing to sue Powell, according to their filing.
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A federal judge denied Powell's motions, Rudy Giuliani, former Trump personal lawyer, and Mike Lindell, MyPillow CEO, in August. They were seeking to dismiss defamation lawsuits filed against them by Dominion.
Powell claims that there were many irregularities or theories in the election. State election officials have dismissed her claims.
Trump invited Powell to join his legal team in the chaotic post-election period. He was then expelled from the campaign team. The New York Times reported just weeks later that Trump invited Powell to the White House in order to discuss the possibility for her to become a special counsel investigating voter corruption.
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