The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 23rd, 2021 day edition

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In the months after the election, the Texas-based attorney became one of the most public faces of a campaign to discredit President Joe Biden’s win.

Vowing to “release the Kraken,” she pushed the lie that the election was stolen from former president Donald Trump.

Now facing billion-dollar lawsuits from both companies and having lost all of her court cases challenging the election, Powell is on the defensive.

On Monday, her legal team filed a motion to dismiss Dominion’s $1.3 billion-lawsuit, or at least to move it from the federal district court in Washington, DC, to Texas.

They argued that the election fraud narrative that Powell had spent months touting as grounds to undo the presidential election was “hyperbole” and political speech entitled to protection under the First Amendment.

Powell’s lawyers argued that Dominion couldn’t meet that standard because “she believed the allegations then and she believes them now.”.

Smartmatic’s lawsuit also names Fox News, longtime Trump lawyer and ally Rudy Giuliani, and conservative commentators Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro as defendants. »

Sidney Powell argues in new court filing that no reasonable people would believe her election fraud claims

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The election infrastructure company Dominion Voting Systems sued Powell for defamation after she pushed lawsuits and made appearances in conservative media on behalf of then-President Donald Trump to sow doubt about the 2020 election results.

Dominion claims that Powell knew her election fraud accusations were false and hurtful to the company.

"Indeed, Plaintiffs themselves characterize the statements at issue as 'wild accusations' and 'outlandish claims.' »

Intel agency says U.S. should consider joining South America in fight against China's illegal fishing

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Beijing has made distant-water fishing a geopolitical priority, viewing private Chinese fishing fleets as a way to extend state power far beyond its coasts.

The activity has depleted stocks and disrupted food chains, in a practice referred to as illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU) fishing.

It also assessed with "medium confidence" that South American countries would welcome a coalition to increase the enforcement of fishing standards. »

‘John Wick 4’ and ‘5’ Will Not Be Written by Franchise Architect Derek Kolstad; ‘The Continental’ Announcements Coming Soon

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In an interview with Collider, Kolstad was asked where he was in the writing process of John Wick 4 and John Wick 5, but he surprisingly responded, “I’m actually not involved in four and five.”.

“At a certain stage of the studio will tell you, your creation is graduated, and you wish it well,” Kolstad explained.

The John Wick franchise plans to expand beyond the fourth and fifth movies with Ballerina, the first spin-off movie set in that universe. »