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Trump Team Tried To Have RNC Lawyer Fired For Warning Against The Big Lie

Trump Team Tried To Have RNC Lawyer Fired For Warning Against The Big Lie

The Justice system can move slowly at times, but some attorneys are beginning to face consequences for their roles in disseminating what has been called the Big Lie — Donald Trump’s claim that he won the 2020 election. However, it seems one RNC attorney’s employment was under attack for the opposite: trying to warn about the dangers of spreading the conspiracy theory to millions who would believe it.

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)

In November, RNC Chief Counsel Justin Riemer emailed Liz Harrington, formerly a party spokesperson and now employed as a spokesperson for Donald Trump. According to the Washington Post, he warned that “what Rudy [Giuliani] and Jenna [Ellis] are doing is a joke and they’re getting laughed out of court.” He further warned that millions of people would hear and believe there was still a way for Trump to win.

Giuliani and others reportedly responded to this by attempting to have Riemer fired, unsuccessfully.

Instead, it’s the attorneys who pushed the Big Lie narrative who are now facing consequences.

Giuliani, for instance, has been sued by Dominion Voting Systems, and also had his license to practice law suspended in both New York and D.C.

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Sidney Powell has also been sued, and as reported by Law&Crime, was one of the subjects in a hearing yesterday in Michigan to determine whether sanctions would be appropriate for attorneys who used the legal system to push the false narrative.

Even attorneys who weren’t featured as part of the Trump legal team could face consequences. Lin Wood, for instance, never appeared in a press conference with the other pro-Trump attorneys and was never named s part of the ex-president’s legal team, but is still facing an investigation by the Georgia State Bar, and was also named in yesterday’s Michigan hearing (though he says he wasn’t involved at all).

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