Michigan officials move forward to disbar Sidney Powell over false voter fraud allegations: report
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This Monday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson -- all Democrats and licensed lawyers -- are seeking to disbar pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and her colleagues for "violat[ing] their oath and the ethical rules to which they are bound" in regards their unfounded claims of mass voter fraud in the 2020 election.

"As the former ethics chief in the Obama administration and a former state deputy attorney general, we applaud the Michigan leaders for bringing this case, which rests on alleged violations of three ethics rules," Norman Eisen and Joanna Lydgate wrote in the Washington Post this Wednesday.

"Lawyers have a duty not to file frivolous litigation. The three constitutional officers in Michigan argue that the bizarre claims Powell advanced about election theft meet that standard. These included nonsensical assertions somehow involving Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan dictator who died almost eight years ago," Eisen and Lydgate write. "Initial filings also included allegations of fraud in 'Edison County,' a county that does not exist in the Great Lakes State. No wonder a Michigan federal court said that the lawsuit was 'less about achieving the relief Plaintiffs seek — as much of that relief is beyond the power of this Court — and more about the impact of their allegations on [the] People's faith in the democratic process and their trust in our government.'"

The pair's piece in the Post goes on to list the multiple falsehoods perpetuated by Powell and her colleagues regarding allegations of mass voter fraud, saying that lawyers are "ethically required to avoid dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation, adding that Powell's filings "were riddled with them, according to the disbarment complaint."

Read the full article over at The Washington Post.