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Lawyer Sidney Powell speaks at a rally Wednesday December 2, 2020 in Alpharetta, Georgia. AP Photo / Ben Margot, File

  • Powell is being sued for libel by Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic, another electronic voting systems company.

  • Powell represented Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI investigators in 2017.

  • A US judge ruled on Aug. 25 that Powell had engaged in “historic and profound abuses” of the legal system.

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During an interview for the Australian Broadcast Company’s two-part series “Fox and the Big Lie”, Sidney Powell struggled to respond to the “basic factual errors” correspondent Sarah Ferguson pointed out in her comments. statements and threatened to end the interview.

Powell was one of the many public figures who propagated former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie”, an unfounded plot that voter fraud cost him the 2020 election. For his involvement in spreading the plot , Powell is being sued for libel by Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic, another electronic voting system company.

At one point in the interview, Powell answered a series of questions asking Ferguson if she worked for Smartmatic and said she was unsure why Ferguson came to interview her in Highland Park, TX.

“Because you made a series of very strong allegations against Smartmatic and against Dominion containing many errors of fact,” Ferguson replied.

Soon after, Powell tried to stop the interview, saying it was “totally inappropriate” due to an ongoing litigation.

After reluctantly returning to finish the interview, Powell continued to stick to his baseless claims that widespread voter fraud was carried out in 2020.

“I say thousands of Americans played a role in [2020 election fraud], knowingly or unknowingly. It was essentially a bloodless coup where they took over the presidency of the United States without a single shot being fired, ”said Powell.

After Powell added that voter fraud had been planned for at least three years, Ferguson asked him, “Did you ever get along and do you think that sounds ridiculous?

“No, I know myself very well. I’ve been in me for a long time. I know my reputation. I know my level of integrity,” Powell replied.

Powell previously served as a federal prosecutor and represented former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI investigators in 2017 and was later pardoned by the then President, Donald Trump.

On August 25, a US judge ruled that Powell and L. Lin Wood, another lawyer who worked with Powell to prosecute Michigan election officials, had engaged in “historic and profound abuses” of the legal system.

This case “was never about fraud – it was about undermining the confidence of the people in our democracy and degrading the judicial process to do so,” the judge wrote.

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