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‘Kraken’ Sidney Powell Asks Appeals Court to Reverse Sanctions Order

‘Kraken’ Sidney Powell Asks Appeals Court to Reverse Sanctions Order

Sidney Powell and her fellow “Kraken” lawyers asked a federal appeals court on Monday to reverse an “intemperate” sanctions order aiming at their law licenses. Powell and her team are upset over what they describe as their portrayals as “overwrought, dangerous lunatics” during their court appearances attempting to overturn the 2020 Presidential election.

Powell, who has pushed QAnon conspiracy theories along with Donald Trump’s Big Lie, is already facing disbarment for lying under oath on Trump’s behalf. Law and Crime reports that nearly six months ago, Powell was admonished in court for the deception: “It is one thing to take on the charge of vindicating rights associated with an allegedly fraudulent election,” U.S. District Judge Linda Parker wrote in a 110-page order last August. “It is another to take on the charge of deceiving a federal court and the American people into believing that rights were infringed, without regard to whether any laws or rights were in fact violated. This is what happened here.”

UNITED STATES – NOVEMBER 19: Rudolph Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee, on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Trump attorneys, Jenna Ellis, far left and Sydney Powell, second from left, also appear. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Powell’s outlandish QAnon-based theories of an international plot to deprive Trump of a second term were found completely baseless. Her “Kraken” lawsuits, named after the mythical, octopus-like monster dramatized in Hollywood’s “Clash of the Titans,” failed in every state where they were filed: Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Arizona. She now faces a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems and possible disciplinary proceedings threatening potential suspension or disbarment.

Powell’s co-counsel, Howard Kleinhendler, also faces disbarment, as does every other lawyer who participated in the fraudulent litigations, including Lin Wood, Julia Haller, Emily Newman, Brandon Johnson, Scott Hagerstrom, Gregory Rohl, and Stefanie Lynn Junttila. But only Haller, Rohl, Johnson, and Hagerstrom have joined Powell and Kleinhendler’s brief, signaling the others may be ready to give up the fight.

Read the full report at Law and Crime.

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