U.S. District Judge Linda Parker referred pro-Trump attorneys including Sidney Powell and Lin Wood for possible suspension or disbarment over their legal efforts to overturn the official results of the 2020 election.
“This lawsuit represents a historic and profound abuse of the judicial process,” wrote Parker in her decision Wednesday.
Powell and Wood have publicized a conspiracy theory that Democrats stole the 2020 election from former President Donald Trump through the use of electronic ballot counting machines.
“It is one thing to take on the charge of vindicating rights associated with an allegedly fraudulent election. it is another to take on the charge of deceiving a federal court and the American people into believing that rights were infringed, without regard to whether any laws or rights were in fact violated,” Parker continued.
“This is what happened here,” she added.
Detroit Attorney David Fink asked the court to sanction the attorneys based on their claims against election officials in Detroit and Michigan.