Trump-appointed judge greenlights election vendor’s lawsuit against Trump allies

“A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday rejected requests from former Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell [to] dismiss lawsuits from Dominion Voting Systems against the three,” The Hill reported on August 11, 2021.

Dominion says the defendants’ election conspiracy claims falsely tying the company to imaginary vote-rigging damaged its business, and is demanding $1.3 billion from each of them.

“The ruling by U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump nominee, swept aside … the defendants … arguments that their alleged statements were legally protected opinions or were otherwise made without malicious intent [and] the D.C. court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case, The Hill said. “The Wednesday order clears the way for the litigation to proceed.”

The Hill added, “If Dominion’s legal effort ultimately proves successful, it would further undercut the unfounded narrative pushed by President Trump and his allies that the election was stolen from him due to widespread election tampering and voter fraud.” But more than anything, it potentially would cost Giuliani, Powell, and Lindell a mountain of money.

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