Sidney Powell, the outspoken former attorney for Donald Trump's campaign legal team, moved to dismiss Dominion Voting System's defamation lawsuit against her. Powell relentlessly pushed Trump's Big Lie, contending that Dominion rigged the election for Biden. Now she wants the suit dismissed because her claims of election riggings were so outlandish "no reasonable person" would believe them, even though a large majority of Republican voters were convinced by Trump and his surrogates that the election was rigged.
Below, Ms. Powell sounded deadly serious when she sid:
"We will not be intimidated...We are going to clean this mess up now. President Trump won by a landslide. We are going to prove it. And we are going to reclaim the United States of America for the people who vote for freedom."—Sidney Powell pic.twitter.com/8KCEOGuL7w— GOP (@GOP) November 19, 2020
And in a filing with The United States Supreme Court, Powell and fellow campaign representatives made the same false claim:
Dominion was one of the principal means by which the 2020 presidential election was stolen by domestic and foreign fraudsters, enabled by the reckless disregard of Respondents in these cases.
So in a SCOTUS filing, Powell made a claim that she now calls so outlandish that no reasonable person would believe it.
I don't think her motion to dismiss will succeed.