New lawsuit accuses former Trump attorney Sidney Powell of misconduct for filing 'frivolous' election fraud lawsuits

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In this Dec. 2, 2020 file photo, Attorney Sidney Powell, speaks during in Alpharetta, Ga. Former Trump attorney Sidney Powell says she created a legal defense fund to protect the integrity of U.S. elections.AP Photo/Ben Margot
  • Donald Trump's former attorney Sidney Powell faces legal action for filing election fraud lawsuits.

  • The complaint says she "had no reasonable basis to believe the lawsuits she filed were not frivolous."

  • The State Bar of Texas is seeking legal consequences for Trump's former attorney.

The State Bar of Texas is seeking legal consequences for former President Donald Trump's former attorney Sidney Powell in a lawsuit claiming that she engaged in misconduct for pursuing several lawsuits baselessly alleging fraud in the 2020 election, according to court documents released Tuesday.

The request for disciplinary action suit was filed in Dallas County District Court on March 1. The suit was brought by the Texas bar association's Commission for Lawyer Discipline, which said it received 10 separate complaints about her actions since December 2020.

Powell, who gained national attention as one of the attorneys who pushed Trump's election falsehoods and filed multiple lawsuits (in Michigan, Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin) in an attempt to change the results of the 2020 election, is licensed to practice law in Texas.

In the complaint, the commission alleges that Powell "had no reasonable basis to believe the lawsuits she filed were not frivolous."

Powell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The complaint alleges that she violated the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 and five different pieces of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.

Powell was let go from Trump's legal team in 2020. In January 2021, voting systems company Dominion Voting System filed a $1.3 billion defamation suit against Powell, which a judge allowed to move forward in August of 2021.

She is a subject of interest to the House select January 6 Committee. Just last month she filed suit against Verizon to keep her phone records from the committee.

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