Trump lawyers might be penalized over Michigan election case

Sidney Powell
Posted at 6:03 AM, Jul 12, 2021

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge in Detroit is considering whether to order financial penalties and other sanctions against some of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers.

Judge Linda Parker spent hours drilling deeply into details about an unsuccessful lawsuit that challenged Michigan’s 2020 election results.

The lawsuit alleging fraud was dropped after Parker found no evidence that votes for Trump somehow were destroyed or given to Joe Biden. Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the city of Detroit now want the lawyers to face the consequences of pursuing what they call frivolous claims.

The lawyers include Trump lawyer-allies Sidney Powell of Dallas and L. Lin Wood of Atlanta.

The judge didn't make an immediate decision.