“Do you ever hear yourself and think it sounds ridiculous?”

“Do you ever hear yourself and think it sounds ridiculous?”

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

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

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

  • A US judge ruled on August 25 that Powell was guilty of “historic and profound abuse” of the justice 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 “fundamental factual errors” that correspondent Sarah Ferguson noted in her claims and threatened to end the interview.

Powell was one of many public figures who President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” an unfounded conspiracy that voter fraud cost him the 2020 election. For her involvement in spreading the conspiracy, Powell to be charged with defamation by Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic, another electronic voting systems company.

At one point during the interview, Powell responded to a series of questions by asking Ferguson if she works for Smartmatic and stated that she didn’t know why Ferguson came to interview her in Highland Park, Texas.

“Because you have made a series of very strong allegations against Smartmatic and against Dominion that contain many factual errors,” Ferguson replied.

Shortly after, Powell tried to stop the interview, saying it was “completely inappropriate” due to the pending lawsuits.

After reluctantly returning to wrap up the interview, Powell stuck to her baseless claims that widespread voter fraud had been committed in 2020.

“I’m saying thousands of Americans played a part in [2020 election fraud], consciously or unconsciously. It was essentially a bloodless coup where they took over the presidency of the United States without a single shot being fired,” Powell said.

After Powell added that the election fraud had been planned for at least three years, Ferguson asked her, “Do you ever hear yourself and think it 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 was previously a federal prosecutor representing former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI investigators in 2017 and later. pardoned by then-President Donald Trump.

On August 25, a U.S. judge ruled that Powell and L. Lin Wood, another attorney who worked with Powell to indict Michigan election officials, were involved in “historic and profound abuse” of the justice system.

This case “was never about fraud — it was about undermining people’s trust in our democracy and lowering the legal process to do so,” the judge wrote.

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