Federal Judge orders attorneys involved in “Kraken” lawsuit to show for sanctions hearing

FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2020 file photo, Sidney Powell attends a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)AP

Attorneys who filed what Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel called a frivolous lawsuit in an effort to overturn the results of the presidential election are facing backlash for their failed attempt.

Both before and after the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Jan. 14 based on unfounded claims of election fraud, the Attorney General’s Office and attorneys who represented Detroit filed requests for U.S. District Judge Linda Parker to issue sanctions and fines against plaintiff attorneys, among them former Donald Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, who vowed to “release the Kraken.”

It was never about winning on the merits of the claims, but rather plaintiffs’ purpose was to undermine the integrity of the election results and the people’s trust in the electoral process and in government,” attorneys for the Michigan Attorney General’s Office wrote in a Jan. 28 request for sanctions. “The filing of litigation for that purpose is clearly an abuse of the judicial process and warrants the imposition of sanctions.”

Source: Michigan Live