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Former Trump attorney Sidney Powell is defending her comments about Smartmatic while trying to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election and is asking the courts  to dismiss the $2.5 billion defamation suit the election-technology company has filed against her.

“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,” Powell said Thursday in a statement. “Smartmatic fails to even remotely allege any way that I was a part of a conspiracy. And for the record, I was not.”

Smartmatic alleging Powell defamed the company in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election by claiming its software was hacked and compromised and further alleging that the company was under the corrupt control of dictators from socialist countries.

After saying such statements about several election technology companies, former President Donald Trump distanced himself from Powell.

“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own. She is not a member of the Trump Legal Team. She is also not a lawyer for the President in his personal capacity,” Giuliani and another lawyer for Trump, Jenna Ellis, said in a statement in November, according to the Associated Press.

Smartmatic is also suing former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and Fox News and several of the cable TV network’s hosts for statements they made in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

“Without any true villain, defendants invented one. Defendants decided to make Smartmatic the villain in their story,” Smartmatic’s says in at least on of the suits, according to NBC News.

Powell, in a recent motion, to dismiss the case, argued that she could not be sued in New York, where Smartmatic filed the suit against her, because he did not have sufficient contacts with the state.

She also argued that her appearances on Fox News do not give the state jurisdiction over her.

Powell also says her comments cannot be considered defamatory because the information she shared about the Smartmatic voting machines is “backed by sworn affidavits, expert reports, and other corroborating evidence.”

She also argues the First Amendment protects her statements about Smartmatic because they are “political speech and were made in connection with active litigation.”

“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.”

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BREAKING: Jussie Smollett Granted Release From Jail During Appeal For Hate Crime Hoax Conviction

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On Monday, Jussie Smollett’s lawyers demanded the actor be released from prison after he and his family received “vicious threats” that supposedly raised concern for Smollett’s safety while in jail. This request was granted on Wednesday, allowing Smollett to be released from jail on bond while his lawyers appeal his conviction for staging a hate crime and lying to the police about it.

Back in December, Smollett, 39, was found guilty on five felony counts of disorderly conduct. Last week, the disgraced actor was sentenced to 150 days in jail, restitution to the city of Chicago of $120,106, and a $25,000 fine.

During his sentencing, Smollett claimed that he was not suicidal and that if he dies while in jail, it will be the result of foul play.  He also maintained his innocence during his sentencing despite the overwhelming and irrefutable evidence against him.

“Your honor, I respect you, and I respect your decision,” said Smollett,” but I did not do this, and I am not suicidal. If anything happens to me when I go in there, I did not do it to myself, and you must all know that.”

Only days after being sent to the Cook County Jail, Smollett was placed in the psych ward, which prison officials claimed is standard policy for high profile criminals.

Smollett’s attorneys had insisted that he could be in danger of physical harm if he remained imprisoned at Cook County Jail, claiming their client was the target of “vicious threats”.

“Mr. Smollett has become the target of vicious threats in the social media forums which no doubt reflects the hatred and wish for physical harm towards Smollett which he may experience during incarceration,” the lawyers’ filing said.

Smollett’s brother has reportedly been “bombarded” with threatening phone calls, and the rest of the family has also received threats.

“Mr. Smollett anticipates he will most likely be assigned to segregated incarceration or protective custody, both euphemisms for solitary confinement; a situation which could have extraordinary damage on his mental health,” continued the filing. “As a result, any custodial setting poses a safety and health danger to the life of Mr. Smollett.”

Apparently, damage to a prisoner’s mental health is of the utmost importance in prison now. Jail, of course, is known to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Regardless, since he was convicted of ‘non-violent” offenses, the court is allowing Smollett to be released from Cook County Jail on a $150,000 recognizance bond, which only has to be paid if he misses a court date.

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VIDEO: Kim Potter Only sentenced to 16 months in prison for 1st Degree Manslaughter

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Extreme Leniency: Kim Potter was just sentenced to 24 months (2 years) in prison with credit for 8 months time served, meaning her sentence is 16 months.

Judge Regina Chu said that this was the case of a “cop who made a tragic mistake. She drew her firearm thinking it was a Taser and ended up killing a young man.”

The court approved a downward departure from the typical sentence, as Chu said Potter never intended to use her firearm and the scene painted as chaotic. (guy sitting in car)

By Minnesota law, Potter was sentenced only on the higher charge of first-degree manslaughter. The maximum charge is 15 years, but for someone with no criminal history like Potter, guidelines range from between six and eight-and-a-half years.

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Case Filed In Court Challenging Authorization And Misbranding Of Vax

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