Attorney Sidney Powell is defending her remarks about Smartmatic while attempting to challenge the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. She requests the courts to reject the $2.5 billion defamation lawsuit brought against her by the election technology firm.
“Defendants did not want Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to win the election. They wanted President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence to win re-election. Defendants were disappointed. But they also saw an opportunity to capitalize on President Trump’s popularity by investing a story,” Smartmatic wrote in its lawsuit filed in February against Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and Fox News.
“They needed a villain. They needed someone to blame. They needed someone whom they could get others to hate. “… Without any true villain, Defendants invented one. Defendants decided to make Smartmatic the villain in their story,” it added.
In a statement, Powell said Smartmatic’s “desperate attempt to suggest I was a part of a civil conspiracy to harm the company is not only false but also still does not allow me to be sued in New York,” Just The News reported on April 12.
“Smartmatic fails to even remotely allege any way that I was a part of a conspiracy. And for the record, I was not,” she said.
Smartmatic accused Powell of defaming the company in the wake of the 2020 presidential election by saying its software was hacked and compromised, and the company was linked to dictators from socialist countries.
Powell argued that she couldn’t be sued in New York, where Smartmatic brought the lawsuit against her, and her comments about the company are “backed by sworn affidavits, expert reports, and other corroborating evidence.”
The attorney asserted that her comments about Smartmatic are protected under the First Amendment since they are political statements decided based on ongoing lawsuits.
“I stand by my statements about Smartmatic today,” Powell said.” I believe every allegation I have made about Smartmatic and the vulnerability of these machines is true. This case is meritless and should be thrown out entirely.”
Dominion Voting Systems, the company in charge of counting the votes of the presidential election through its machines, which used software from Smartmatic, also sued Powell for defamation and demanded $1.3 billion compensation.
After arguing that he was subjected to “unprecedented damage” by Powell’s and her allies’ claims, Dominion CEO John Poulos said he did not rule out suing President Trump as well, according to Axios on Jan. 8 2021.
He also went after Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News.
“Dominion’s suit against me & DefendingTheRepublic.org is baseless & filed to harass, intimidate, & to drain our resources as we seek the truth of Dominion’s role in this fraudulent election,” Powell said.
She added, “We will not be cowed in exercising our 1st Amendment rights or seeking truth.”
Additionally, Powell claimed that Dominion sent the data captured by the machines during the vote count to a server located in Frankfurt, Germany. There, the data was altered to increase Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s votes and deceive Americans that he was the legitimate winner.