How Sidney Powell Plans to get Dominion’s Defamation Suit Thrown Out

Screen Shot via Sidney Powell Twitter

Sidney Powell, the disgraced former campaign attorney to President Trump, is laying out her plan to get Dominion Voting Systems to throw out its $1.3 billion defamation suit against her. The voting systems company hit Powell with the massive suit after Powell made repeated claims the 2020 presidential election was stolen by widespread voter fraud. However, Powell is claiming her comments are protected by the First Amendment because her statements were opinions, and no “reasonable” person would have ever believed her claims.

The pro-Trump attorney’s legal team is claiming, “reasonable people would not accept such statements as fact but view them only as claims that await testing by the courts through the adversary process.”

In other words, her defense is that the Trump supporters who believed her were insane to believe her. Powell thinks Trump supporters are unreasonable.

According to Townhall:

“Given the highly charged and political context of the statements, it is clear that Powell was describing the facts on which she based the lawsuits she filed in support of President Trump. Indeed, Plaintiffs themselves characterize the statements at issue as ‘wild accusations’ and ‘outlandish claims,'” the motion reads.

“…the speech at issue here is not actionable. As political speech, it lies at the core of First Amendment protection; such speech must be ‘uninhibited, robust, and wide-open,'” the motion says. “Additionally, in light of all the circumstances surrounding the statements, their context, and the availability of the facts on which the statements were based, it was clear to reasonable persons that Powell’s claims were her opinions and legal theories on a matter of utmost public concern. Those members of the public who were interested in the controversy were free to, and did, review that evidence and reached their own conclusions—or awaited resolution of the matter by the courts before making up their minds. Under these circumstances, the statements are not actionable.”

Powell’s attorney, Howard Kleinhendler, said the former Trump attorney stands by her statements and views.

“It’s her opinion, based on her view of the factual affidavits that were presented to her,” Kleinhendler told the Wall Street Journal.

Dominion Voting Systems is also suing Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and Fox News.



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Jerry
Jerry
1 year ago

She’s smart. Say what it takes to win and then counter sue. The Dems and MSM already believes there’s truth in her statement. Use their arrogance to defeat them.

Catherine
Catherine
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

Questionable logic🤔

Eliot
Eliot
1 year ago
Reply to  Catherine

We’re talking the American judicial system….
That’s questionable enough!!!!!

HENDRIKSN
HENDRIKSN
1 year ago
Reply to  Eliot

….i.e……… WHEREABOUTs of John DURHAM ? America hhhhhmmmm ??

scd
scd
1 year ago
Reply to  HENDRIKSN

He is still hiding under his desk, and won’t come out until the democ rats are gone, which will be never now that the courts will not bother to hear a case.

madmemere
madmemere
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

Just a reminder, Dominion is also suing Mike Lindell (The MyPillow guy); you and I have all seen the videos and reams of evidence Mike has collected. Our cockeyed justice system “may choose” to dismiss Sidney’s suit, for fear of getting their black robes any dirtier than they already are, OR they may not. In either case Lindell’s evidence, against Dominion, WILL come forth! And can you just imaging what the results of that will be?? I can and am looking forward to it. It might help “impeach” biden/harris/pelosi, or, at least, help lock them ALL up. He he he!! For me, that would be a dream come true.

anniedawn
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

A person from that company who claims to be an engineer says those machines can be hooked up to other machines. His name is Cueller or Culler. I tried to find his name online but it didn’t pan out. Oh and it was and very clear he was a “never Trumper”.

JOYCE B CLEMONS
JOYCE B CLEMONS
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

Whoever wrote this article doesn’t understand tort law. Dominion has the burden of proof. Also, the author uses “reasonable” and “insane” as antonyms or opposites. They are not. It’s unreasonable to fully believe opinons or claims without seeing any evidence. We are not privy to the evidence, only Sidney’s description of her opinion about evidence she claims to have seen. That doesn’t mean we think Sidney is not credible. Accepting her general credibility is not insane, nor unreasonable. Her reputation was never sullied until she took on this pursuit, and the media bias is so partisan, that current descriptions of Sydney’s character are skewed. Also, Dominion is subject to “discovery” and has to show actual harm ie economic loss. Most people don’t buy their services. The media has defended Dominion because the media is partisan. How is Dominion harmed? Tort cases are not argued in the press, they are argued in courts. I am not offended that Sydney might argue that, if I “believed” her claims, it’s unreasonable. Doesn’t bother me a bit, go for it.

robert
robert
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

Powell is right. Dominion is corrupt and illagal.

Sandy
Sandy
1 year ago

I don’t believe Sidney is saying Trump voters are unreasonable at all, she is saying any reasonable person would take her statements as opinions, NOT facts and do their own research and make up their own minds…which is exactly what Trump voters did.

kinma
kinma
1 year ago
Reply to  Sandy

You said it way better than my attempt but EXACTLY.

Dewey
Dewey
1 year ago
Reply to  Sandy

Agreed !

monica
monica
1 year ago
Reply to  Sandy

She isn’t. Defamation cases are based on weird criteria, commencing with the Motion to Dismiss or for Summary Judgment. Malice is also a factor. No malice, just doing her excellent attorney job, and now facing the commie mob. The lawyer representing her decided on this apparently. I am waiting for the real defense to their BS lawsuit. Truth is a defense.

scd
scd
1 year ago
Reply to  monica

it may have been at one time, but those days are gone and will never come back.

JOYCE B CLEMONS
JOYCE B CLEMONS
1 year ago
Reply to  scd

We are referring to the mechanics of tort law and public figure claims of defamation. Not general politics and justice. Monica nailed it.

Viet Vet
Viet Vet
1 year ago
Reply to  Sandy

She was counting on her opinions to be able to see the light of day, but the crooked judicial system would not let them.

Mac
Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  Viet Vet

Shut up money

HENDRIKSN
HENDRIKSN
1 year ago
Reply to  Sandy

NO !joe (demented) 88yrOLD’fart’ !! did NOT defeat DJT even Stevie WONDER has eyes regarding my statement …..

sweetsuzee
sweetsuzee
1 year ago
Reply to  Sandy

Why would a reasonable person not accept her statements as facts since they were presented under oath both in writing and at the evidentiary hearings. She had NO evidence at all, just pure speculation, hearsay and innuendo all the time she was lying to us and to the president.

Don
Don
1 year ago

Dominion will be destroyed and their executives sent to prison.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago
Reply to  Don

Many people hope you are 100% correct.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

Including me. Check out your state’s voting process and contact your governors if they’re oblivious to any fraud.
Voter ID, Voter IF and NO HARVESTING or registration on day of voting.

rob
rob
1 year ago
Reply to  Don

I’m sure they cleaned up all of the evidence or they wouldn’t be suing.

NancyJ
NancyJ
1 year ago
Reply to  rob

Too much proof on video. There are loads of proof against this company.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago
Reply to  NancyJ

When are the court dates?

Bull
Bull
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

I’m sorry , did you have something to add ?

True American
True American
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Do your own research comrade

madmemere
madmemere
1 year ago
Reply to  rob

Dominion may “think” they’ve cleaned up al the evidence, but they have not; don’t forget Mike Lindell, plus all the real time videos, sworn affidavits AND witness testimony.

scd
scd
1 year ago
Reply to  madmemere

He may have all that but when the courts tell him he has no standing that will end his case.

JOYCE B CLEMONS
JOYCE B CLEMONS
1 year ago
Reply to  scd

Mike Lindell is a defendent. Standing is not applicable

NancyJ
NancyJ
1 year ago
Reply to  Don

Oh, I hope so. The stockholders such as Pelosi and the Clintons too.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago
Reply to  Don

When?

monica
monica
1 year ago
Reply to  Don

Many facts are trickling out. The truth always prevails. Praying for Powell and Wood. Keep praying.

Scarlett
Scarlett
1 year ago
Reply to  Don

Good I hope to God they are all destroyed BC they were rigged internet so they can commit fraud ! all states who had the dominion machine everyone of them need to go to the junk pile for scrap !!

scd
scd
1 year ago
Reply to  Scarlett

It wasn’t only the dominion machines it was all of those voting machines.

Mac
Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  Don

Truth

scd
scd
1 year ago
Reply to  Don

Not in this life time.

formermarine
1 year ago

It is here fellow patriots , No more speaking the truth and sticking to Your guns . I wonder when truth spoken becomes a felony and death thereafter or MAYBE life in prison with no parole .

Gordon
Gordon
1 year ago

The battle is just beginning to heat up!

Teresa W Smith
Teresa W Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  Gordon

When President Trump starts his own Media website we all need to ignore Hess and not respond to his insane comments. Let him talk to himself.

Sandra
Sandra
1 year ago

She is not “disgraced”.. She is a top notch lawyer, who stands for truth and justice. The mainstream media absolutely lied about her. There is an abundance of evidence regarding all of the fraud perpetrated on We The People to undermine and destroy our right to vote per the Constitution. And, the Constitution is being destroyed. The Dominion people are all part of the so called Deep State cabal and will stop at nothing to destroy people who have all of the truth regarding the flipping of votes. Sidney will succeed representing those at Fox who justly spoke about the election fraud and now Dominion would like to silence them into submission. Not in America, thank you. This isn’t Communist China, but there are those who are loyal to them right here in America, who will stop at nothing to grab power and control. In the end, they too will succumb to the CCP, because they are mere puppets. It will not end well unless we stand up for our freedom and our country. Find the truth..do your own research. It’s out there; not through mainstream sources.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

She really knows what she is doing. She is CRAZY like a FOX. More will be coming just wait. Just remember anyone can sue for anything but they have to be able to WIN and there lies their problem. FREE SPEECH is protected in the United States unless Biden decides do cancel it by Executive Order.

Catherine
Catherine
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

He just might🤔🥴

Mac
Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

That’s next gag order on everything

JOHN HILL
JOHN HILL
1 year ago

STARTING NOW TRUMP TRAIN NEWS IS SPAM…I WILL NO LONGER READ IT!!!!!!!

George Peabody
George Peabody
1 year ago
Reply to  JOHN HILL

Freedom of choice is yours, too. But can you prove TTN is spam for any good reason to anyone else but yourself. I for one disagree with your opinion.

Ron Smythe
Ron Smythe
1 year ago
Reply to  George Peabody

CNN is spam, and they lost.

anniedawn
1 year ago
Reply to  Ron Smythe

I read on Yahoo that people were complaining about CNN in airports. Recently I saw that CNN was removing their TVs from airports.

D adkison
1 year ago
Reply to  JOHN HILL

That your opinion and you are entitled to your own opinion!

Just know the saying goes, opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and thinks others stink!

monica
monica
1 year ago
Reply to  JOHN HILL

You noticed, too?

Grace
Grace
1 year ago

Dominion all tied up in rigged Venezuela elections. I don’t think Sydney Powell frightens too easily. The same threat by Dominion against Fox News. If Powel’s or Fox’s cases ever get to court Dominion will have to put up or shut up. There were testimony’s by many digital experts during the press releases after the election that Dominion machines were rigged and even how they did it but the courts, including our cowardly Federal Supreme Courts under the thumb of Justice John Roberts refused to hear the evidence. .

Rufus
Rufus
1 year ago
Reply to  Grace

Good point. I’d like to see evidence come forth. It’s there. we just need to have it reviewed in the machines. you can’t tell me it wasn’t rigged.

Mac
Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  Rufus

It’s in the sever you can’t get rid of it duh

Catherine
Catherine
1 year ago
Reply to  Grace

Well said!

kinma
kinma
1 year ago
Reply to  Grace

Yes – Integrity something systems is one. But Ms Powell is well aware. Even some of the state staff in Ga were interviwed and they provided user tests that proved the processing elapsed times for ballot processing. Ir didnt add up to the biden counts reported when systems resumed after the toilet leak downtime.

George Peabody
George Peabody
1 year ago
Reply to  Grace

2020 election counting was rigged for HidinBiden, and the courts are mostly corrupted all the way to the USSC! USA is in deep kimchee!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago
Reply to  George Peabody

The US is a pile of crap.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Then why the hell are you here?
Get the f–k out ASAP!
I can’t think of a single person that would want you here. And you know Albert, it actually pains me to say that.

True American
True American
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Only people like you make it so.

anniedawn
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

I’ll call you a cab and you can go to Canada or Mexico. Don’t think you will be missed.

D adkison
1 year ago
Reply to  Grace

They gave the excuse that the parties bringing the suit had no standing in the case. That doesn’t mean the evidence didn’t exist, they just refused to hear it based on the plaintiffs standing in the case.

Mac
Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  Grace

Paid off like everyone rlse

Moe
Moe
1 year ago

Look, anything that is crazy belongs to the democrats, we can use crazy excuses too, if a forensic investigation was allowed at questioned sights i could see the suit, but the same democrats that prevented a FEDERAL read federal, investigation for a t3n day period, the same Supreme Court that refuse all request for a hearing on evidence, while media news and politicians lied telling us no proof existed from make believe investigations and court hearings. That is like saving I stole your car and you have proof on video, then the court refuses to look at film, and fair investigations to prove it are debited, then I sue you fir character assault. Look, I have faith not in my government, but in God, what rules us today is pure evil, history proves pure evil cannot win, eventually the people once the been screwed over will d3cided to expose these crimes.

kinma
kinma
1 year ago

Old saying is ‘when in the wrong, attack.’. I disagree with the above interpretation of Ms Powell’s legal team statement. The statement clearly says that these were claims*. I have read statistics reported by professional IT analysts who hands on determined the machines were incapable of physically processing the life cycles of the volumes recorded after the coordinated down times across multiple states. this in and of itself is proof that something in those systems permitted direct updates to the data which is a HUGE flaw in or fix in voting systems. I say ‘Yay lets go to court – that is one way to reveal the truth.’. The whole thing might backfire.

Peggy Bland Eichelmann
Peggy Bland Eichelmann
1 year ago

Ms Powell should check with Gov Abbott of Texas. He refused these machines in 2-013 because they were so easily manipulated and could leads to fraud. Why did other states use them, in that case.

George Peabody
George Peabody
1 year ago

Some other state appear to be colluded in corrupting 2020 election to favor BasmentBiden and BS MEDIA.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago
Reply to  George Peabody

16 states where Trump won used Dominion.

True American
True American
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You know that is a bunch of shiscus

JOYCE B CLEMONS
JOYCE B CLEMONS
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

No reason to target those states for special sauce.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
1 year ago

16 states where Trump won used Dominion.

Scarlett
Scarlett
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

5 states were the ones they shut down completely to steal President Trumps votes to. Rig them to China Joe !
They had to focus on certain ones !! In turn thoses states help them by changing the voting laws which was unconstitutional ! This whole 2020 election was stolen and 75 million people KNOW IT !! There is a illegitimate criminal Joe Biden and his cronies need to ALL GO TO JAIL !!! Including Nancy P , chuckie S Nadler , schiffty shift and MORE!!!!!

Mac
Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

If it wasn’t rigged. Trump would’ve won by a landslide. But no way could Obiden win by a landslide so they only took enough votes to do the job

True American
True American
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Did you get that from dummercrat talking points?

True American
True American
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

See you are working evening tower again.

JOYCE B CLEMONS
JOYCE B CLEMONS
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

You said that already

kevin
kevin
1 year ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

So the cheating plan was done perfectly.

Lee
Lee
1 year ago

She is very intelligent. Not one court would look at the evidence. They only ruled on standing. Which denied the evidence being examined. Well the evidence is about to be examined in court. Thank You Sidney!

Susanna
Susanna
1 year ago

Hopefully everyone will counter-sue and put Dominion and Smartmatic out of business.

lin
lin
1 year ago

The Arizona legislators won their case-Maricopa county election officials must turn over all paper ballots for a third party county AND Dominion election machines for forensic audit.

MedicRN
MedicRN
1 year ago

STOLEN ELECTION FRAUDULENT GOVERNMENT.

Eliot
Eliot
1 year ago

Love it!!!
Great defense!!!!
Right out of the democrat playbook!!!

Brett Gordon
1 year ago

The Watergate investigation wasn’t solved overnight, so this one will take awhile but the ending should be the same. Nixon resigned and so should Biden. The 2020 election had so much carelessness in the process that only fools believe there was no fraud, widespread or otherwise. Investigate then prosecute the crooks who engaged in the fiasco that caused the unlawful elevation of that crooked old Joe Biden and his cackling Kamala.

Mac
Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  Brett Gordon

There won’t be anyone left ha

NancyJ
NancyJ
1 year ago

What makes her disgraced? The only disgraces are the liberal cheaters in the 2020 election. The proof is overwhelming both on video and testimony. More proof, unbelievably is still showing up daily.
The final disgrace is the Supreme Court that allowed it to happen. If there is any justice the election should still be overturned and anyone involved in the scam sent to Gitmo for a required twenty years.

Jerre Miller
Jerre Miller
1 year ago
Reply to  NancyJ

John Robert’s was compromised when he took the Lolita Express to Epstein Island. There are probably others on SC that r compromised as well. They’ve been honey potted and it is on video. Lin Wood has the proof on Robert’s. He will either commit suicide or have a convenient “heart attack” and die. He has been found out.

Mac
Mac
1 year ago
Reply to  NancyJ

Life is to good you kidding me the virus the fraud the underhandedness of turncoats and taking over America and it’s ppl. Come on! They all need to go to Gitmo now. Better add more sells.

Ismail Lopez
Ismail Lopez
1 year ago

I’ believe and there is nothing unreasonable about this

Tazzydog
Tazzydog
1 year ago

Well myself after reviewing the two fraud indicating graphs in Michigan and Wisconsin at roughly the exact same time 4am in the morning and exactly the same mathematical impossibility I say she is telling the truth! These two mathematical graphing scenarios are a total impossibility unless Someone or Something (Dominion Voting Machines) stops the election and manually inserts these votes or the voting machines deliberately change the votes from red to blue! THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO MATHEMATICALLY PROVE THIS OCCURANCE!! Along with over 1000 sworn affidavits would constitute compelling evidence that should have been immediately accepted and presented in a federal court of law and our SCOTUS!! Any reasonable person can understand that these two events have never happened in our election process( the affidavits and impossible graphs) and should have been adjudicated in a Federal Court of Law with expert mathematical scientists and experts explaing the impossibility of this occurrence and the great americans that signed the sworn affidavits had the day in court!! THESE TWO PIECES OF EVIDENCE IS WHAT TRUMP SHOULD HAVE DECLARED THE INSURRECTION Act ON AND ENFORCE HIS 2018 EO on election interference! INSTEAD HE WALKED AWAY LIKE A COWARD INSTEAD OF STANDING UP FOR US VOTERS AND THE HONEST INTEGRITY OF AMERICA!!

pete
pete
1 year ago

Is this the Crouching Kraken?

RichP
RichP
1 year ago

This greatly disturbs me. I wholly believed what Powell said abot the voting machines snd the extent of the fraud. Is she saying now it was all a dog and pony show? So, Biden DID win legitimately? What insanity is this?

Jerre Miller
Jerre Miller
1 year ago
Reply to  RichP

No that is not what she is saying at all. She has all the goods on Dominion machines. She is using a legal tactic that says most reasonable people would not believe the election was stolen and her spoken opinions are just that , opinions. She is trying to force a judge to look at all the evidence. She knows Trump supporters are not crazy and the left are the ones that don’t believe the election was stolen. So she is saying the left, being reasonable people, would not accept her opinions as fact.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

THE LADY TRIED TO GET THE TRUTH AND THE REST OF US COULDNT BE BOTHERED AND SHE WAS LEFT “HUNG OUTTO DRY” NOW WE HAVE WHAT INACTION WOULD HAVE RECIFIED. . .A CROOKED DEMOCRAR/SOCIALIST REGIME.! ! ! ALL RED STATES SHOULD SECEDE AND FORM AN HONEST NATION ! ! !

Marlene T Kublin
Marlene T Kublin
1 year ago

Mike Lindell, as in My Pillow, is also being sued by Dominion. He is still investigating the voting machine fraud issues and claims that he found very hard evidence against them. He is producing a video with what he claims is proof that the machines were definitely compromised with foreign interference, especially the CCP. His video will be out possibly next week. It’s called Absolute Interference. It will be on his website. He also plans to present this evidence in court.

Rogelio Vizcaino
Rogelio Vizcaino
1 year ago

This is a fake news or is being tell the wrong way as an opinion of whoever wrote the article. She will never be a traitor to our country, and she was not representing Trump neither.

Wayne D. Peterkin
Wayne D. Peterkin
1 year ago

Actually I believe there was a great deal of fraud in the 2020 election but my opinion is not based on anything Powell said. Whether it was enough to turn the election result I can’t say. But I am certain that to any dedicated leftist, and that includes the entire Democratic Party today, the ends justify the means and they stoop to any means to get the result they want. Fair and honest elections are not part of the left’s agenda. Why else are they pushing Pelosi’s beloved HR1? Because it would result in never having a fair election in the future making our nation a one-party dictatorship with the Democrats in complete control. .

Dee S
1 year ago

Dominion is suing people and media organizations to shut them up, especially Fox News. This country will regret the day they let Dominion, China, Globalists, and crooked politicians destroy America and rebuild her in the socialist image of a One World Government.

JOYCE B CLEMONS
JOYCE B CLEMONS
1 year ago
Reply to  Dee S

It’s not uet Molon Labe time. Fat Lady hasn’t sung just yet.

monica
monica
1 year ago

Trump Train should change its name, because your columns read like they were written by his enemies, the democrats, etc. You sure know how to twist words.

Viet Vet
Viet Vet
1 year ago

And she was correct, the election was indeed stolen. Much more evidence than just the machines has been presented….and we also know how votes were changed in the machines.

john douglas
john douglas
1 year ago

She was a democrat operative

Ron Smythe
Ron Smythe
1 year ago

Dominions are suing, because they are pelosi’s babies, and what is said contrary is true. When the truth prevails, sue, sue and sue. Dominion’s must sue to save face.

sandra Waechter
sandra Waechter
1 year ago

What a great gal!!!

Lilhouse
Lilhouse
1 year ago

NEVER EVER GIVE UP THE SHIP OR YOU’LL SINK. IF YOUR NOT SUNK, YOU DON’T GIVE UP. DOMINION IS LIEING.

ROY E VAN BROEKHUIZEN
ROY E VAN BROEKHUIZEN
1 year ago

America has been scammed with this obvious fraudulent election!

Odella
1 year ago

Sally Kent should be fired for writing a biased, liberal leaning, narrative. This site has gone to hell in a hand basket lately. Damn anti-Trump writers! Shame on all of you turncoats.

WILFRED
WILFRED
1 year ago

HOPE YOU CAN SUE THEM FOR EVERYTHING AND PUT THEM TO SHAME

masr
masr
1 year ago

Someone needs to sue the pants off Serbian run Dominion for diluting mine and other Georgians voting power in 2020!

Jawad
Jawad
1 year ago

First we were ‘deplorables.’ Now we are ‘unreasonables.’ But we must remain the ‘invincibles.’

Walkin O'Shea
1 year ago

If this point in fact is true, I would be deeply disappointed with Ms. Powell. I certainly respected her savvy and temerity.

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