Wisconsin Governor Asks Court to Force Sidney Powell, Trump to Pay Over $100,000 in Legal Fees

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday asked a federal court to force lawyer Sidney Powell and her client to pay more than $100,000 in legal fees over a lawsuit regarding the state’s presidential election results, and he is also seeking tens of thousands from former President Donald Trump and his lawyers. Attorneys for Evers, a Democrat, are seeking $106,000 in sanctions against Powell as well as $144,000 against Trump, according to court filings. “A message must be sent that this type of behavior cannot be tolerated in the judicial system, and that attorneys should avoid these types of frivolous attempts to disenfranchise voters in the future,” attorneys for Evers said in court papers (pdf) filed last week. “This litigation imposed significant costs on the taxpayers of Wisconsin,” the attorneys added about Trump in separate court papers. “Those costs were needless, because Trump’s suit never had any merit, this litigation was …

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