Nessel asks judge to consider Powell’s ‘stunning admissions’ in deciding sanctions

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Attorney General Dana Nessel on Tuesday asked a federal judge to consider GOP lawyer Sidney Powell’s “stunning admissions” in deciding whether to sanction her for a lawsuit filed after the November election in Michigan’s federal eastern district court.  

In defending herself against a separate $1.3 billion libel suit from Dominion Voting Systems, Powell said “no reasonable person” could conclude her statements about Dominion were “truly statements of fact.” Powell also said it was the court’s responsibility, not hers, to investigate the truth of the statements. 

The statements, Nessel wrote in a Tuesday motion, “go to the heart” of the argument for sanctions against Powell. 

Powell “all but admits that she and her co-counsel here have engaged in sanctionable conduct before this court,” Nessel wrote. “…That approach to litigation is sanctionable under any standard.”

“If there were any doubts about counsel’s mindset when filing this action, Ms. Powell has put them to rest— she and her co-counsel knew there was no reasonable basis for the statements they made in this litigation, but they made them anyway,” the attorney general wrote.

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