Michigan officials demand pro-Trump lawyers reimburse state for costs of election case
Officials in Michigan have filed a request for pro-Trump lawyers to pay roughly $200,000 in reimbursements for legal fees and other costs associated with their challenges of the presidential election in the state.
President Biden defeated former President Trump in Michigan. Lawyers backing Trump initiated an unsuccessful lawsuit challenging the results.
The office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) confirmed to The Hill that it had filed a request Wednesday for nearly $22,000 in reimbursements for attorney’s fees on behalf of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D), two of the defendants in the case.
Meanwhile, the city of Detroit requested about $18,000 for fees paid to a private law firm to fight back against the lawsuit promoting former President Trump’s unsubstantiated election claims, according to Reuters.
Last month, U.S. District Judge Linda Parker ordered sanctions against Trump-allied lawyers, including ex-campaign attorney Sidney Powell and prominent lawyer Lin Wood, ordering them to pay the legal fees of city and state elections officials involved in the case.
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