World Sidney Powell's Lawyer Argues 'Reasonable People' Understand Political Speech Often 'Inexact'
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"I hope that means that we could have Donald Trump back in the White House by August," the MyPillow CEO said.Lindell, a staunch supporter of Trump, has been a key promoter of the former president's baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. The conservative businessman suggested to The Daily Beast in an interview on Wednesday that he "probably" inspired Trump to tout an August deadline for him to return to the White House, despite there being no realistic possibility of this happening.
A lawyer representing pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell filed a motion to dismiss the $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit brought by voting systems company Smartmatic against her, arguing that "reasonable people" would understand that political speech is often "inexact."
Powell filed a series of groundless election lawsuits in an effort to overturn President's victory over former President . The controversial lawyer baselessly claimed that Smartmatic worked with foreign nations and the to "rig" or "steal" the election from Trump. All of her lawsuits—as well as dozens of others filed by Trump and his supporters—were rejected in state and federal courts.
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Conservatives may disagree with one another about what happened in 2020, but they’re converging on a belief that Democrats win close elections only through fraud.There’s no such thing as reinstating a president, but Trump is echoing claims made by Sidney Powell, the lawyer who briefly pursued his specious election-fraud claims in court after the November election. Trump “can simply be reinstated,” she said this weekend. “A new inauguration date is set, and Biden is told to move out of the White House, and President Trump should be moved back in.
In a memorandum filed in a bid to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed with the New York, Powell's attorney argued that her actions did not legally qualify as defamation. They contended that people should have viewed her remarks with skepticism due to her association with Trump.
"Powell's position as a lawyer advocating for her client makes it far more likely that the audience would filter her comments as partisan opinion, not less," they wrote.
They then quoted from a previous court decision to: "Put another way, 'reasonable listeners in such circumstances arrive with an appropriate amount of skepticism.' 600 W. 115th St. Corp. v. Von Gutfeld, 80 N.Y.2d 130, 141 (1992)."
The lawyer went on to cite another court decision, arguing that the political nature of her claims should make people understand they could be inaccurate.
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“It Can’t Happen Here” is a dystopian novel about the rise of an American dictator that Sinclair Lewis wrote in 1935. “It Should Happen Here,” is an even more dystopian idea, authored by Mike Flynn in 2021, and it’s non-fiction. In case you missed it, when asked this weekend why American can’t have a Myanmar-esque coup (after a democratic election didn’t go their way, the military seized control and declared a state of emergency), Flynn responded, “No reason. I mean, it should happen here.” This is a former general and national security advisor endorsing a military coup to overthrow a democratic election, depose Joe Biden, and install Donald Trump as president.
"Reasonable people understand that the 'language of the political arena, like the language used in labor disputes ... is often vituperative, abusive and inexact.' Watts v. United States, 394 U.S. 705, 708 (1969)," they wrote.
Newsweek reached out to Powell but did not immediately receive a response.
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The pro-Trump lawyerbaseless allegations about the 2020 election, as does the former president and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell General .
Dozens of pro-Trump 2020 election challenge lawsuits have been dismissed in state and federal courts. Even judges appointed by Trump and otherhave dismissed the allegations. Further, recounts and audits—including in states where the election by Republicans who voted for Trump—have reaffirmed Biden's win.
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Former Attorney General, who was widely viewed as one of Trump's most loyal Cabinet officials, said in December that there was "no evidence" to support the claims of widespread fraud. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the described the election as the "most secure in American history." The agency, which was led by a Trump appointee at the time, asserted that there was "no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised."
In, an attorney representing Powell argued that her remarks should be viewed as her "opinion."
"No reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact," the attorney wrote at the time.
MyPillow Guy Says He ‘Probably’ Inspired Trump’s Idea of an August Restoration .
Donald Trump now has the notion in his head that he could return to the White House in August. But the twice-impeached former president isn’t getting that idea from constitutional scholars or his attorneys. Instead, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell apparently inspired him. “If Trump is saying August, that is probably because he heard me say it publicly,” Lindell told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. On Monday, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted that former President Trump has been telling associates that he expects to be restored to the presidency by August, after Joe Biden’s election is overturned. President Biden, of course, legitimately won the 2020 U.S.