In a Michigan federal court on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Linda V. Parker began hearing testimony to determine if Sidney Powell — the pro-Trump attorney who vowed to release the mythical “Kraken” and prove the 2020 election had been stolen from former President Donald Trump — should face sanctions for the lies she told in filings she made as part of litigation to have President Joe Biden’s victory overturned.
At one point, Judge Parker asked Powell and other attorneys who also filed suit to have the election results invalidated whether they had any legal basis to ask for a decertification of the vote, according to The Washington Post:
“Parker quizzed the lawyers about whether there is any legal basis to ask a judge to decertify an election and name a new winner. And she spent hours asking the attorneys to explain how closely they had reviewed and vetted information submitted in hundreds of pages of sworn declarations that they had told the court constituted evidence of purported fraud and irregularities.
“The judge noted that one observer stated in an affidavit that she believed she saw election workers switching votes from Trump to Biden. Parker asked whether any of the lawyers had spoken to the witness and inquired what exactly she saw that led her to believe that votes had been switched. She was greeted with silence.”
Powell and other attorneys who filed suit after the election are facing financial penalties and could also be disbarred, meaning they could never practice law again.
Despite the gravity of the situation facing Powell, she used her closing statement to try and equate herself with pro-civil rights attorneys, remarking:
One big difference that Powell neglected to mention: The attorneys working on Brown v. Board of Education were doing so to guarantee equal rights to call Americans, including the right to vote. Powell, on the other hand, was trying to disenfranchise millions of voters, and many of then were people of color.
For her Monday statement alone, Sidney Powell deserves to be disbarred and run out of town on a rail.