From the land of “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up”, Sidney Powell has moved to dismiss Dominion’s defamation lawsuit. She argues that when she accused Dominion of being part of an election-rigging scheme with ties to Venezuela, “no reasonable person would conclude” those “were truly statements of fact”.
Powell argues she can’t be liable if the information she based her “opinions and legal theories” on were actually unreliable, comparing herself to reporters who get 1A protection when they cite sources; but she later also makes clear she disputes that her info was “false”
The (sort of) retreat of the Kraken: Sidney Powell argues she can’t be sued for defamation because her voter fraud lies were just “opinions and legal theories.”
“…no reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact”
So, what we have here is the “Tucker Carlson defense”.
Look, I’m not saying that the political left is as pure is the driven snow. Do I think they rigged the election, no not at all, but Trump and his minions now admitting they lied, but wait, “They really believed it” so it’s ok?
Literally, Powell’s defense is that she lied, but that she believed her lies, but when the Judge finds out she made ZERO effort to fact-check the “alleged” affidavits, I don’t think the judge is going to look kindly upon that.
While I don’t think Dominion and Smartmatic will get even a tiny fraction of the money they are suing for, they must be popping the corks on some Champaign right now.
So instead of using this case as an opportunity to prove what most of the people here on RO believed, she’s admitted it was lies that she was duped into believing.
I hate to say it, but I was right again.