Whitmer Calls For Disbarment of Sidney Powell and Others Who Filed Election Challenge

Whitmer Calls For Disbarment of Sidney Powell and Others Who
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling for the disbarment of four lawyers who challenged the state’s presidential election results in court.

Whitmer, joined by the state’s attorney general Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, filed a complaint with the Attorney Grievance Commission in Michigan on Monday in an attempt to disbar Greg Rohl, Scott Hagerstrom, Stefanie Junttila and Sidney Powell.

All are Michigan-based except for Powell.

The Democrat officials suggested in the complaint Trumps lawyers were responsible for causing violent demonstrations after they accused the state of fraudulently counting votes for Democratic candidate Joe Biden and stealing votes from former President Trump.

The state officials accused the attorneys of contributing to the Jan. 6 US Capitol uprising through their involvement in litigation that sought to overturn Biden’s victory in the state, according to the Detroit News.

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The four “used their law license in an attempt to disenfranchise Michigan voters and undermine the faith of the public in the legitimacy of the recent presidential election, and lent credence to untruths that led to violence and unrest,” the officials wrote.

One of the lawsuits filed by these attorneys, King v. Whitmer, asked the court to disqualify the state’s electors. A U.S. district judge tossed the lawsuit in December, saying it was intended to “ignore the will of millions of voters.”

“The 2020 general election was the most secure in our nation’s history, and these lawyers abused their authority by filing meritless, frivolous lawsuits for the sole purpose of undermining public faith in the election,” Benson claimed in a statement. “They must be held accountable for this unprecedented attack on our democracy and prevented from replicating such harm in the future.”

Powell’s attorney, Howard Kleinhendler, dismissed the complaint as “entirely inappropriate.”

“It very much shows there’s a political motive here and not a desire to preserve the integrity of the legal profession,” he said.

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