Preet Bharara demolishes Sidney Powell's defense for vote lies: 'Intending for many, many people to believe it' - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. On CNN Tuesday, former U.S.
‘Brave in the parking lot — not so brave in court’: Elections lawyer mocks Sidney Powell’s legal troubles - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Former lawyer to President Donald Trump, Sidney Powell, revealed in a court filing Monday that no one could reasonably believe anything she said about the 2020 election.
The problem, of course, is that millions of Trump voters did believe Powell and her legal colleagues like Rudy Giuliani. Speaking to MSNBC on Tuesday, elections lawyer Marc Elias explained that just because Powell's statements about the 2020 election were nonsense doesn't mean "they're not actionable as defamation. " "The fact is she lied repeatedly about the outcome of the election, and in this lawsuit specifically about the role that the various voting machine manufacturers may have played or didn't play," said Elias. "You know, her effort by her lawyers, while gallant, will not save her. Sidney Powell is ‘in a whole lot of trouble’ after her latest legal maneuver: attorney - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.
A former lawyer for Donald Trump is trying to wriggle out of a massive defamation suit by arguing that no reasonable person could believe her claims of election fraud -- but one legal expert told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that defense was dead on arrival.
Attorney Sidney Powell responded to the defamation complaint by insisting she had merely been sharing her opinion in multiple court filings, and argued that her claims were not meant to be taken seriously -- but Palm Beach state attorney Dave Aronberg said the Capitol insurrection disproved her defense. "She's saying all of her crazy statements she made about this vast conspiracy was some harmless riffing and she didn't intend for anyone to actually believe her," Aronberg said. "Tell that to the family of officer Brian Sicknick, who lost his life in the Capitol riots. You know, she is part of the reason why the 'big lie' exists and was perpetuated, and these rioters were there because they believed in her lies. ‘This is insane’: Trump attorney melts down on ‘dishonest’ Fox News for declaring Joe Biden the 46th president.
Jenna Ellis, who serves as Senior Legal Adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, erupted in fury on Twitter Saturday morning, just moments after Fox News declared their decision desk had called the election for Joe Biden, with the attorney raging at a Fox chyron identifying the former vice president the 46th percent of the United States.
In a series of tweets, she snarled at the media — and Fox News correspondent John Roberts — saying the election is far from over. Sharing a screenshot of the offensive Fox News chyron, she wrote: “This is the most dishonest chyron Fox News has ever run.” But she wasn’t done. “Media coordinated efforts are attempting to simply declare Joe Biden the president and ignore the rule of law. There is no official winner until every legal vote is counted accurately, the states certify results, and all legal challenges are resolved,” she wrote before adding, ““Reporters” across all mainstream media networks (except @newsmax) are IGNORING reality. US Justice Barrett’s first major hearing to focus on gay rights. Can a Catholic adoption agency exclude gay and lesbian couples from fostering children in the name of its religious beliefs?
The US Supreme Court will hear the case Wednesday, just one day after the country’s presidential election. It is first major hearing to come before Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic appointed by President Donald Trump and sworn in last week over the objection of Democrats. Her appointment eight days before the presidential vote solidified the court’s conservative majority, which now stands at six out of nine justices. The case, LGBT rights advocates say, has implications not just for same-sex couples, but an array of minorities including those practicing other faiths. In March 2018, the city of Philadelphia learned that one of its child welfare providers, Catholic Social Services (CSS), had refused to match foster children with same-sex couples. Internet Recoils In Horror Over Barrett's Ruling That Saying N-word Doesn't Make Workplace ‘Hostile’ A ruling by Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett that whitewashed racism in the workplace shocked the Internet this week.
In a recent report on Barrett’s notable opinions, the Associated Press highlighted a 2019 workplace discrimination ruling that Barrett wrote for a unanimous three-judge panel. According to the the report, Barrett said that there was no evidence that use of the n-word “created a hostile or abusive working environment.” Trump names Amy Coney Barrett for supreme court, stoking liberal backlash. Donald Trump’s pick for America’s highest court, Amy Coney Barrett, is an “ideological fanatic” who threatens abortion rights, healthcare and the environment, activists warned on Saturday, before Trump unveiled his third supreme court nominee in the White House Rose Garden.
Barrett is the ideological opposite of the woman she will succeed if confirmed, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died earlier this month aged 87. On Saturday, the Rose Garden at the White House was decorated to mimic its layout when Ginsburg was nominated by Bill Clinton in 1993. Who Is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's Potential Supreme Court Pick? In just a few days, President Trump is expected to name his choice to replace the late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday.
Trump has said multiple times the nominee will most likely be a woman, and one of the top contenders for the spot is Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The New Orleans native is one of five female candidates the President is officially considering, and many White House officials have said that Coney Barrett seems to be the clear front-runner for the position. If nominated, she would be the youngest Justice on the bench at 48 years old. Coney Barrett is a former clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump White House asks Supreme Court to block House from seeing Mueller’s grand jury Russia secrets. Reuters, 2019 • Justice Dept. asked justices to temporarily halt lower-court order, saying executive branch would suffer irreparable harm if the evidence is disclosed.
“The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to block Congress from seeing grand jury secrets gathered in the Russia investigation by Mueller, saying the executive branch would suffer irreparable harm if lawmakers see the evidence,” writes Charlie Savage at the New York Times. Excerpt: In a 35-page filing, Noel J. Francisco, the solicitor general, asked the justices to halt an order by a federal appeals court that imposed a May 11 deadline on the Justice Department to turn over the evidence to the House Judiciary Committee. Alan Dershowitz Pouts About Being Legal Laughingstock. Alan Dershowitz made an absolutely ridulously and totally non-legal argument during Donald Trump's Impeachment Trial and now he is fed up with how much he is being mocked by...everyone, more or less.
So what does he do to defend himself? Go on MSNBC to complain to Ari Melber about how he is a victim of people being super mean to him and how sad he is that no one will hang out with him anymore at Martha's Vineyard. On Thursday Dershowitz posted a string of whiny tweets. In this one, he called out MSNBC directly. Claire McCaskill Dubs Alan Dershowitz 'Mr. Underwear' As Chief Justice Roberts entered the Senate chambers to begin today's impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, former Senator Claire McCaskill laid into Republicans for relying on Jeffrey Epstein pal "Mr.
Underwear" Alan Dershowitz. "We've talked about how Democrats are in the weird position of celebrating Bolton and Romney," she said. "What about this? How about a guy who is exposed for being part of the Epstein scandal who admits he was at the house where these massages were going on, sworn testimony that he was there when underage girls were there and he admits that 'Yeah, I was there and yeah, I had a massage but it was an adult woman and I kept my underwear on! '" She went on to note that there was a time in our recent history where no Republican would look to a guy like that to save their bacon.
"Now Mr. ‘Irresponsible and ludicrous’: Scholar cited by Dershowitz obliterates his argument in favor of Trump’s acquittal. Alan Dershowitz called Trump corrupt in 2016 and said he could be corrupt as President. Dershowitz spoke on the Senate floor Monday in defense of the President. He made the 2016 comments during an appearance on the Trending Today USA radio show when asked about The Clinton Foundation. Dershowitz vocally supported Clinton for president at the time. "When you compare that to what Trump has done with Trump University, with so many other things, I think there's no comparison between who has engaged in more corruption and who is more likely to continue that if elected President of the United States," Dershowitz said. "So I think what we're doing is we're comparing, we're saying, look, neither candidate is anywhere close to perfect, let's vote for the less bad candidate.
" Trump University was not a licensed university, but a for-profit real estate seminar. In an email to CNN in response to a request for comment, Dershowitz said, "I was campaigning for Clinton. The White House declined to comment. Ken Starr: 2-Drink Minimum. Ken Starr unironically lamenting that impeachments are happening "all too frequently" is so much better with a laugh track pic.twitter.com/qmuHjQNe0G— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 27, 2020 Sharing Means Caring, fool! Like this: Like Loading... Internet chomps ‘pretending lawyer’ Jay Sekulow for wasting time playing video of Pelosi passing out pens.
Jay Sekulow, an attorney for President Donald Trump, suggested on Monday that the president should be acquitted at his impeachment trial because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) handed out pens as souvenirs after signing the articles of impeachment. Sekulow made the statement on the Senate floor as a part of his defense of the president. “Think of the history, the solemnity of what we’re engaged in here in this great body,” Sekulow began, comparing the Senate process with the House’s handling of impeachment. Sekulow then played a clip, not of impeachment hearings, but of the signing of the articles of impeachment. Welcome to the Trump show: defense argues president is a victim and Democrats are villains. Welcome to Day One of the Trump Show. It was, admittedly, an inauspicious start to what was teased as a “trailer” for the rollicking show to come next week in the historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
The president’s legal team, ever performing for an audience of one, kept Saturday’s opening session short and sweet at just under two hours, less time than the entirety of the opening statement delivered by the House’s lead impeachment manager, congressman Adam Schiff. Jay Sekulow, Trump’s personal lawyer and a member of his legal team, had promised that there would be “plenty” of material to delight the Sunday talk shows.
He vowed to fill their 24 hours of allotted time over three days with all manner of conspiracies that ping from Fox News segments to the president’s Twitter feed: the Bidens, the FBI warrants, FISA court orders and the like. But on Saturday, the team mostly avoided the fever swamps, focusing instead on rebutting the prosecution’s case. The trial resumes on Monday. Jay Sekulow Spews Debunked Russian Propaganda From Senate Floor. With lawyers like these, who needs enemies? Jay Sekulow went full tin foil hat word salad in the well of the Senate floor this morning, in his introductory argument to his jury: 100 senators and presumably 130 million or so American people.
Jay Sekulow Calls The Waaaaahmbulance For Trump. Jay Sekulow, Donald Trump's personal attorney, got up to address the Senate in his first chance to rebut three days of brutal, devastating legal maneuvering by the House Managers against his client. Trump lawyer flounders as CNN’s Sciutto hammers him over his legal team’s lies. Pat Cipollone, Trump’s Christian Nationalist Impeachment Defender. ‘That’s not what you said then!’: Alan Dershowitz crashes and burns when confronted with his own words on impeachment.
In 33 years in public service I have never seen a government lawyer lie the way Cipollone did: Ex-CIA director. Lawyers mock president’s attorneys as idiots: ‘It’s impossible to understand what they are even doing’ Ken Starr Joins Trump Impeachment Defense Alongside Alan Dershowitz. History, Mark Twain is said to have commented, doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme. ‘No sound basis’: Georgetown law professor explains why Alan Dershowitz will crumble under Senate questioning. Once, appearing on ESPN to discuss the controversy of Colin Kaepernick not voting, I suggested that instead of his abstinence disqualifying his say on the American situation, perhaps he had gone "full dissident" and recognized the accepted framework of sociopolitical involvement—the ride-alongs with cops, the listening to candidates owned by money, the insistence that deliberate, institutional racism is just a misunderstanding still unsorted—and found them useless.
I further argued that if he saw an unredeemed, corrupt system as the problem, there was no reason for him to trust in it and even less reason to expect him to participate in it.Excerpted from "Full Dissidence: Notes From an Uneven Playing Field" by Howard Bryant. Copyright 2020. Excerpted with permission by Beacon Press.Full dissidence may or may not have applied to Kaepernick, but it certainly felt personal. ‘Wrong about the law, wrong about history’: CNN’s Berman levels Dershowitz for bogus Trump defense.
Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe catches Alan Dershowitz in humiliating hypocrisy: ‘He’s not to be trusted’ Prosecutors Investigating the Trump Organization Zero In on Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg. Mike Pompeo called on to resign or be impeached himself. After Ambassador Gordon Sondland implicated Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Ukraine scandal during his impeachment testimony on Wednesday morning, calls arose for him to resign — or to be impeached himself. “Sondland puts Pompeo right in the middle of Trump’s bribery scheme,” former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance told Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post. ‘To the Supreme Court’: Jay Sekulow admits Trump is almost out of options for withholding tax returns.
Trump-appointed judge shredded for ‘deeply embarrassing’ dissent in financial records case. Eye-popping shouting match erupts after CNN’s Cuomo corners Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow. Trump's Other Attorney Claims Whistle-blower Is A Spy. Rod Rosenstein’s snide tweets show he’s still covering up for Bill Barr — months after leaving government. Trump Lawyer: Mueller Never Told Us Written Answers Were ‘Generally’ Untruthful. Matt Whitaker ‘blatantly lied to Congress’ — and is now a witness in obstruction of justice investigations into Trump: MSNBC panel. Trump Tells His Lawyers: Stay for the Coming Legal Hellscape. Trump attorney discussed 'possible pardons' with Flynn and Manafort lawyers: Bombshell NYT report. Whitaker says he never interfered in Mueller probe. Here Are 7 Disastrous Moments from Acting Ag Matthew Whitaker’s Congressional Testimony. Matt Whitaker takes the stand on Capitol Hill — and Trump's not happy about it.
Whitaker hearing blows up after lawmaker asks him who was behind his mysterious $1.2 million payment from non-profit. 'Mr. Chairman, I see that your 5 minutes are up': Matthew Whitaker cuts off Democrat leading hearing on Russia probe. Whitaker squares off with Democrats at fiery hearing. Russian oligarch-linked firm that paid Michael Cohen was also represented by Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz. How Jay Sekulow Keeps Surviving Trump’s Legal Team Purges. Trump Lawyer Blames Previous Lies About Trump Tower Meeting On 'Bad Information'