A Powerful Pummeling of Trump’s Hack MAGA Lawyers
The Shakespeare character in Henry IV who said “Let’s kill all the lawyers” was clearly a tad over the top. It’s far more humane to single out the MAGA “lawyers” and humiliate them to within an inch of their lives.
What happened Wednesday, in federal court, was almost enough to rekindle one’s faith in the system. Thank goodness that the judiciary is still one place where facts matter and fascist-enabling liars get stomped. Rudy Giuliani’s law license has been suspended, as you may know, but he’s not the only one in trouble.
Check out these tart tidbits from U.S. District Judge Linda Parker, who was highly displeased that Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, and eight other Trump hacks claimed in court without a shred of actual evidence that Joe Biden’s victory in Michigan was marred by (non-existent) election fraud:
The Trumpists acted in “bad faith and improper purpose…Once it appeared that their preferred political candidate’s grasp on the presidency was slipping away, (they) helped mold the predetermined narrative about election fraud by lodging this federal lawsuit based on evidence that they actively refused to investigate or question with the requisite level of professional skepticism... (Their) politically motivated accusations, allegations, and gamesmanship may be protected by the First Amendment when posted on Twitter, shared on Instagram, or repeated on television. The nation’s courts, however, are reserved for hearing legitimate causes of action.”
Stay with me here. It gets even better:
“(A)ttorneys take an oath to uphold and honor our legal system... despite the haze of confusion, commotion, and chaos counsel intentionally attempted to create by filing this lawsuit, one thing is perfectly clear: (Powell et al) have scorned their oath, flouted the rules, and attempted to undermine the integrity of the judiciary along the way.”
Sanctions? Did she say something about sanctions?
“Sanctions are required to deter the filing of future frivolous lawsuits designed primarily to spread the narrative that our election processes are rigged and our democratic institutions cannot be trusted.”
OK then. Do tell!
“The conduct of (Powell et al), which also constituted violations of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct, calls into question their fitness to practice law. This warrants a referral for investigation and possible suspension or disbarment to the appropriate disciplinary authority for every state bar and federal court in which each attorney is admitted.”