(TheRedWire.com) – The Bar Association in Washington, D.C., has initiated disciplinary actions against three attorneys linked to former President Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 presidential election results. The accusations, which became public on Friday, are against lawyers Juli Haller, Lawrence Joseph, and Brandon Johnson.
These legal professionals are charged with making false claims in various lawsuits filed after the 2020 election was certified in favor of President Joe Biden. Lawrence Joseph, along with another attorney, recently brought a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas against former Vice President Mike Pence. This suit alleged that electors from Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin attempted to influence Pence to alter the election outcome in favor of Trump.
Juli Haller was involved in the series of lawsuits known as the “Kraken,” spearheaded by Trump’s attorney Sidney Powell. These lawsuits, which were unsuccessful, aimed to overturn Biden’s victory in key swing states. Haller, alongside Brandon Johnson, participated in several legal actions related to Powell’s efforts.
Following her collaboration with Powell, Haller also represented individuals charged in connection with the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack, as reported by Politico.
The allegations against these attorneys will be evaluated by a committee of the D.C. Bar. If they are found to have breached the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct, they could face various penalties, including disciplinary measures.
These proceedings are part of a broader series of actions against lawyers who have promoted baseless claims of election fraud or endeavored to reverse the 2020 election results.
Separately, Trump himself faces legal challenges in two criminal cases. These include proceedings in a D.C. federal court related to his conduct around the January 6 events, and another in Georgia, where he and 18 others are charged under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, connected to his efforts to stay in power post-presidency.
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