Arrest of pro-Trump lawyer sparks MAGA fury

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The arrest of a pro-donald trump The lawyer accused of participating in a plot to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election sparked a furious response from the former president’s supporters and other conservatives on social media.

Stefanie Lambert was arrested on monday after failing to comply with court orders in a Michigan case in which she was accused of tampering with voting machines during the 2020 election. The arrest came after a court hearing in which Lambert represented former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, an outspoken supporter of Trump’s claim that the 2020 election was rigged against him, in a lawsuit filed by voting machine maker Dominion Voting Systems.

Last week, Trump got a series of primary victories become the Republican The party’s presumptive nominee for the 2024 presidential election. The former president is embroiled in legal battles, including four criminal cases, which he and many of his supporters insist are part of a politically motivated plot to prevent a second term in the White House.

Reacting to X’s arrest, previously TwitterAndrea Shaffer, a self-identified “American Constitutionalist” who is “pro-life,” posted: “This is crazy. Attorney Stephanie Lambert was in DC as part of a hearing about her leaking Dominion Voting Systems emails while she was being arrested by the bailiffs.”

Donna Brandenburg, a former Michigan gubernatorial candidate who describes herself as an “America First patriot,” posted: “Stephanie Lambert was arrested by US Marshals for demanding that the law be followed. She just asked them to follow the law.” law. They used and abused the process to go after her. They forced an arrest warrant while she was on appeal. Corruption… they are trying to hide their crimes…”

Stefanie Lambert and Donald Trump
Attorney Stefanie Lambert and (inset) former President Donald Trump in Vandalia, Ohio, on March 16. Lambert was arrested Monday.


X user “Paige R.” from Houston, who identifies as a “MAGA and constitutional conservative” aware: “Attorney Stephanie Lambert has been arrested while attending a hearing in DC. The deep state is real. They don’t want Dominion information to be heard.”

A fourth “MAGA Conservative” X account responded to the news of Lambert’s arrest by tagging the Republican House Speaker. Jim Jordan, adding “this is urgent!”

On March 13, a court filing from Dominion’s legal team alleged that Lambert had violated a confidentiality order by sharing information he obtained through Byrne’s defamation case without authorization.

speaking to news week Regarding the impeachment, she said: “I have taken an oath as a lawyer to defend the Constitution of the United States, and I will do just that. I will pursue truth and justice on behalf of my clients and my country.”

When contacted for comment by news week To comment, a public relations agency working for Dominion Voting shared a motion filed by the company that accused Bryne and Lambert of engaging in “a flagrant and continued failure to comply with this Court’s order” by sharing documents related to the case. defamation with third parties.

In April 2023 Fox News I agree pay Dominion Voting $787.5 million as part of a settlement after broadcasting what it admitted were false claims linking the company to an alleged plot to steal the 2020 presidential election from Trump.