Consider it or not, a sanctions listening to on the ill-founded Kraken Pot lawsuit was a catastrophe

That gives you a good sense of how things went for Team Kraken: not great. If you’re a punishment glutton, there are tons of fun threads from analysts who, among other things, analyze the practices here, here, here, and here.

The hearing began with Wood, a staunch Trump loyalist, who was spreading baseless nonsense about electoral fraud in order to break up with other members of the pro-Trump legal department. Wood tried to argue that he had no idea he had been put on the file.

“I haven’t reviewed any of the documents related to the complaint,” said Wood. “I just wasn’t involved at all,” he added, saying he didn’t find out his name was there until after the complaint was filed.

Powell then told Judge Parker that she would not have included Wood’s name on the complaint without his permission.

“Could there have been a misunderstanding? It is certainly possible,” explained Powell.

Oh, so Sidney Powell, the main character in Kraken Pot, didn’t even get the cover of the file, did he? Parker said she would allow Wood to make an additional argument, but things basically just went downhill from then on.

The long and short of it is that Team Kraken barely or at all checked the 960 affidavits they filed in support of their November lawsuit against the Michigan election results.

At the hearing, Powell carried the number as a pride.

“The very fact that we have submitted 960 affidavits with our complaint shows an extraordinary duty of care on our part,” she told the judge, according to The Independent Reporter Andrew Feinberg.

Judge Parker later formulated one such affidavit, Jessica Connarn’s, as triple hearsay – not exactly the building blocks of a murderous legal case.

Of course, Kleinhendler denied it was hearsay, according to Courthouse News reporter Adam Klasfeld, saying he was “concerned” that Judge Parker believed it.

“Oh really,” said Judge Parker. (Parker was just one of several judges who held the affidavit was hearsay.)

The Kraken Pot team also made a habit of interrupting and debating the judge to contradict the popular belief that one should show respect for the judge presiding over his fate on a case.

At one point, Donald Campbell interrupted Judge Parker to express his frustration with his frustration with her handling of the hearing. “I’m sorry, Judge, can I finish?” he asked.

In fact, according to The Washington Post, Campbell managed to cross Parker several times during the hearing. “It’s called an evidence hearing,” he told her in a moment.

Later in the hearing, Park said to Campbell: “I would like to warn you not to question my procedure. I’m here to question what you did, sir. “

Campbell shot back “But I’m not a potted plant. I am not a potted plant. I will represent my client. “

Well played sir.

Ultimately, Parker gave the attorneys 14 days to file additional pleadings on the case. It’s pretty hard to see most of the defendants repairing the damage they’ve done to themselves. But Wood apparently decided that he had to have the last word that day.


“Immediately after the hearing on the ‘Kraken’ sanctions, Lin Wood released a video clip of the Zoom Court. The judge has ‘absolutely forbidden’ any recording.”

What the corresponding local rules say:

– Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) July 12, 2021

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