Ex-Clinton Lawyer Involved in Steele Dossier, Sanctioned Over 2020 Election Case

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a town hall meeting at Hillside Middle School in Manchester, New Hampshire. Gage Skidmore Flickr.

Perkins Coie partner Marc Elias and other attorneys were sanctioned by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in regards to a Texas election law they attempted to challenge going into last year’s presidential election. Elias has represented Democrat organizations like the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Perkins Coie and Elias gained national notoriety for their connection to the 2016 Clinton campaign and their role in hiring the research firm that later hired Christopher Steele to conduct opposition research that produced the infamous dossier on alleged Trump campaign ties to Russia during the 2016 election.

The election case centers on a Texas law barring “straight-ticket voting.” On Feb. 10, Elias and other attorneys filed a motion to supplement the record in the case but conveniently left out the fact that they had already filed a “nearly identical” motion in September 2020 that had been denied.

Fox News reports:

“This inexplicable failure to disclose the earlier denial of their motion violated their duty of candor to the court,” the Fifth Circuit said in an order dated March 11. The court went on to say that “[s]anctions are warranted in this case to deter future violations.”

Perkins Coie stood by their attorneys in the face of the sanctions.

“We do not normally respond to requests for comment on pending litigation, but the Firm and the attorneys involved in this matter strongly disagree with the Appellate Court’s ruling and its order of sanctions in this case,” a firm spokesperson said in a statement to Fox News. “The Firm fully and completely supports our attorneys in this case.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton celebrated the court’s ruling, saying in a statement that “Perkins Coie cannot continue to mislead the Court, especially in a matter as important as election integrity.”

Sanctions include “reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs” that the other side incurred related to the February motion, as well as “double costs.” The attorneys are also encouraged to review the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and to go through one hour of Continuing Legal Education related to ethics and professionalism, “specifically candor with the court.”



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Belcara
Belcara
7 months ago

Good! Progress!

I love my country
I love my country
7 months ago

Getting sanctioned is light. They should be dis-barred.

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
6 months ago

THAT TOO!!!

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
7 months ago

Woo hoo, he got his hands slapped, after several years of drawing huge paychecks!

Sherry Chase
Sherry Chase
7 months ago

What about the rest of the Corrupt clan? Obo, killary, peter, adam, Brennan etc ?

maxibaby
maxibaby
7 months ago

The judge said….”here’s a little slap on the wrist for each of you and…..you boys don’t do that again, please.”
Makes me want to throw up in the face of every Dem in a leadership role!

charlie
charlie
7 months ago
Reply to  maxibaby

Get a new judge named Maximilien Robespierre!

Mac
Mac
6 months ago
Reply to  maxibaby

Just wait one day they will all go down. They are trying to make us plummet fast but the more they do the we have on them. Be patient just watch.

Jerry
Jerry
7 months ago

If this were lawyers representing republicans, they would be dis-barred and fined.

Lew Tripp
6 months ago
Reply to  Jerry

Executed.

Henry
Henry
7 months ago

The national Democrats spoil everything they touch, with lies and distortions. The Democrat lawyers are no better than the Democrat politicians – no honor and morally evil. They have no place in the United States. Should ALL be deported to some socialist country that appreciates their moral status.

Grace
Grace
7 months ago
Reply to  Henry

Since the Democrats managed to steal the election and put a bumbling old man in the drivers seat I guess the Republicans missed something.Now, unfortunately there will never be another fair and honest election and we will be Venezuela in two years. That’s why Nancy has an army in front of the Capital building. In case some freedom loving citizens decide to take back the Republic. I’m old, thank God. I won’t have to watch this. I lived the good years.

trebor
trebor
6 months ago
Reply to  Grace

You may be old, as am I, but don’t you really want to hang on to watch all hell break loose. It’s gonna be a wild ride and I want to watch it. The shit will hit the fan and the Dems. know it’s going to happen. That is why the fence is up around the Capital. Do you really think the military in the US is going to discam the public, hell most of them are Republicans. The dopers are Democrats.

scd
scd
6 months ago
Reply to  trebor

I guess you haven’t been paying to much attention to what the democ rats have been doing to the military lately, and if you think that they won’t fire on civilians you need to check out Kent University for a start.

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
6 months ago
Reply to  trebor

I DO TOO!! I just wish they would HURRY UP!!!

Mac
Mac
6 months ago

I know we that know are waiting impatiently. Keep the faith pray and ask for it. We never ask for ourselves we are taught to ask for others. Ask it for others. This whole thing is a Godly intervention . You think no one knew about what as going on . Far from it. Have to do this right so it will never happen again. And all the evil will be taken out for good.

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
6 months ago
Reply to  Grace

MY FEELINGS EXACTLY!!!

Mac
Mac
6 months ago
Reply to  Grace

That’s gonna rebound on her one day watch

anniedawn
6 months ago
Reply to  Henry

Remember Roger Stone? That judge was not only a partisan she was an activist. The person who supervised the jury (title?) had ran for a Democrat position. Liberal judges do not follow the Constitution they legislate from the bench. That is why we have sanctuary cities. [spoiler title=”Aiding and Abetting] We have a Supremacy clause which basically says that when state and federal laws do not agree the federals win. The info for the clause is in Constitution Article VI (2nd paragraph) “This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND; and the JUDGES in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State is the contrary notwithstanding.” Dems has been dumping our Constitution in the garbage for years.

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
6 months ago
Reply to  anniedawn

There is ALSO a CONSTITUTIONAL LAW that says that ANY STATE, has States Reps that can make a LAW for theit OWN STATE that they do NOT have to follow ANY LAW that is DETRIMENTAL to HEALTH or Welfare of ANY CITIZEN of that State!!! Many states are Implementing that LAW as we speak!!! You may want to contact the Rep for your County at your STATE HOUSE and call for IMPLEMENTATION of that LAW!!

Mac
Mac
6 months ago
Reply to  anniedawn

Yep and it’s coming down to thee end. They know it too they have known it for a long time. It’s like give them a yard they’ll take 3 and burry themselves and I can’t wait

vladimir
vladimir
7 months ago

In reality, they won .

Mac
Mac
6 months ago
Reply to  vladimir

One never wins by cheating. You don’t only fool yourself but also the ones around you…
Understanding ppl know the difference and also know you have to pay the piper sooner or later.

Robert Francis Lyle
Robert Francis Lyle
7 months ago

when will something be done to the criminal activity of Obama, Clinton and Biden We hear about their criminal activities but that is as far as it goes

scd
scd
6 months ago

Who is going to do it, everyone knows that they broke laws but no one has the power to do anything will come forward and demand that they be arrested and prosecuted.

gary thibodeaux
7 months ago

This is more propaganda LIES from the tools of the anti-American democrats, Rinos bought out biased medias ,this is just to pacify and throw of the scent against any clinton scandal! The real culprits are the clinton and the rest of the anti-American democrats, ,rinos and their tools for hate and division of America all the medias! Let’s see!, play guilty and you lawyers will be set for life financially and we will get you off with very little time in club style jail! The stupid public will know no better and those that will are too coward to really go after corruption in washington d.c. as we the politicians continue to get rich off the taxpayers back all while screwing them over LOL!

THOMAS
THOMAS
6 months ago

Just when in the Hell are Democrats going to be made to pay dearly for their crimes ?
If a Republican had done the exact same thing they would be sent to Prison !
This one sided justice crap is total Bull Squirt ! If a Judge and prosecutor can not be fair they they should be disbarred and put in Prison !

Jeff
Jeff
6 months ago
Reply to  THOMAS

They owe us $30 million for a false investigation, PAY NOW!!!!!!

Harry Mitchell
Harry Mitchell
6 months ago

This law firm is the croakiest law firm in the country they are finding out that Hillary Clinton and her pedophile husband are not in the White House anymore and they may end up in prison. It won’t be to soon For most of Americans.

Eliot
Eliot
6 months ago

Sending these goofs to time out is harsher punishment than being sanctioned.
Just a good ‘ol boys club taking care of one another.
Would we expect anything less in a country as corrupt as this one now is?????

Carol
Carol
6 months ago

Smack them with everything possible and as hard as you can!

Naomi Christensen
Naomi Christensen
6 months ago

If they were defending any GOP person or President Trump, they would be disbarred.

A slap on the wrist…….

Bret Hammond
Bret Hammond
6 months ago

Trump should have had them all tried for treason under the UCMJ! All of the swamp would have been drained completely and thoroughly and all Demo RATS would be dead by either hanging or firing squad!!!

George
6 months ago

Perkins/Cole has been Hillary’s Lawyer firm since before “God” created the earth! “WHO” do you “THINK”? got “rid” of her E-mails”, smashed her “blackberries”, hard drives & you NAME IT! AND TOO BOOT, “We’ll” NEVER find out about it! Perkins/Cole is “BIG TIME” into DEEP STATE. JUDICIAL WATCH “TRIES” via the “courts”, but “THIS” will take FOREVER ! 6 = yrs. from now?. “WE” MAY NEVER find out the”TRUTH”, and I’m 73 yrs. old. I’ll be DEAD, & you guys will have “no clue”!!

George
6 months ago

I “don’t” get it. These “unscrupulous” lawyers have too “DO” one hour of ETHICS “TIME”? Seems to ME, that “they should be disbarred. “WATCH” the movie, THE FIRM & ” maybe you might have a “clue”.

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
6 months ago
Reply to  George

Exactly!! You would get more than that for JAYWALKING in NYC!!!

Jerald Raymond Nesloney
Jerald Raymond Nesloney
6 months ago

Lawyer along with Hillary shoud be handcuffed and arrested –what a shame they are still on the streets.

Hector
Hector
6 months ago

They should be send to jail for misleading and for using ilegal tactics!!God bless Donald Trump!!

Edmond Ramirez
6 months ago

That is very nice, but worthless nonsense, so, when is he going to prison for over two weeks.

Richard Perry
Richard Perry
6 months ago

how about jail spying

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
6 months ago

Why not MAKE THEM MEMORIZE the WHOLE CONSTITUTION??? It appears that they have never even READ IT!!!

Jawad
Jawad
6 months ago

Isn’t it too funny how just sometimes the evil that one has done catches up with him?!

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
6 months ago

ARE you planning to CENSURE EVERYTHING I POST today??

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
6 months ago

SO, you stick my Censured, then approved comments to the bottom where nobody will see them?? Cowardly!!

Beverly Skinner
Beverly Skinner
6 months ago

Putting all of my APPROVED Censures on the BOTTOM where nobody will see them?? NOT COOL!!!

Carol
Carol
6 months ago

What JOINS Demonrats together is their corruption. They can’t afford to rat each other out.

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