Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Mike Lindell had hoped that a court would throw out Dominion Voting Systems' defamation lawsuit against them — only to be told that it would, indeed, move forward.
While Lindell was in South Dakota conducting his so-called "Cyber Symposium" on purported "voter fraud" in the 2020 presidential election, a federal court in Washington, D.C was denying motions to dismiss the election-fraud-related defamation lawsuits brought by Dominion Voting Machines.
In fact, Lindell has spent most of the past several days continuing to trash Dominion as corrupt, without being able to provide any evidence to support the claim.
The ruling proceeded to smack down the defendants' arguments for getting the Dominion lawsuit dismissed — and it argued that "Dominion has adequately alleged that Powell made a number of statements that are actionable because a reasonable juror could conclude that they were either statements of fact or statements of opinion that implied or relied upon facts that are provably false."
Judge Carl Nichols was appointed by President Donald Trump to the bench in 2018 and began work in the federal court in 2019.
At one point in the ruling, Nichols cited the outlandish claims by so-called "experts" like Russell Ramsland, who authored a report on the Michigan election. It was filled with errors and conspiracy theories. Judge Nichols pointed out that Ramsland has a history of false and irrational claims.
In rejecting dismissal of defamation lawsuit against Sidney Powell et al, Judge Nichols makes note of some of the o… https://t.co/XL17tyP2H8— Jonathan Oosting (@Jonathan Oosting) 1628728913.0
See the screen captures from New York Times legal reporter Alan Feuer below:
Nichols: "In sum, Dominion has adequately alleged that Powell made a number of statements that are actionable beca… https://t.co/2d5IyaP29j— Alan Feuer (@Alan Feuer) 1628719745.0
Oh, btw: Dominion is seeking damages of $1 billion+ from Powell, Giuliani and Lindell.— Alan Feuer (@Alan Feuer) 1628720037.0