A lawyer who is part of President Donald Trump’s legal team reported that she received threats from a member of the firm that advises the Pennsylvania government. Politico reported that the call was made in the context of the lawsuits for electoral fraud carried out by the Republican campaign in the state governed by the Democrats.
According to the court brief filed on Wednesday, Nov. 19, attorney Linda Kerns was “the subject of threats of harm, to the point at which the involvement of police and U.S. Marshals has been necessary to provide for her safety.”
Kerns, a native of Philadelphia, called for sanctions against a lawyer for leaving her an “abusive voicemail” on Saturday.
The accused lawyer is part of a firm based in Kirkland, Washington, D.C., and represents Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar.
While Kerns did not give the person’s name, she described the voicemail as being one minute long and “below the standard of professional conduct.”
Kerns noted that the attorney who contacted her admitted that the call was “discourteous.”
In a response filed with the court on Monday, Daniel Donovan, Kirkland’s lead attorney in the Pennsylvania-centered election lawsuit, confirmed that he considered the call “discourteous and not appropriate.”
However, he said he did not agree with Kerns’s characterization.
“That associate was acting unilaterally, in his personal capacity, without the knowledge or authorization of undersigned counsel or the firm,” Donovan wrote.
“The firm expects that every lawyer will conduct themselves with the highest standards of professional conduct, including being respectful of and courteous to other members of the bar,” he said.
At a press conference Thursday, President Trump’s campaign legal team said it has enough evidence to show that President Trump won Pennsylvania by 300,000 votes.
President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has repeatedly alleged that the election fraud occurred in large cities governed by Democratic mayors such as Detroit, Milwaukee, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.
“And I’ve often said, I guess sarcastically but it’s true. The only surprise I would have found in this is that Philadelphia hadn’t cheated in this election. Because for the last 60 years, they’ve cheated in just about every single election. You could say the same thing about Detroit,” Giuliani said.
At the press conference, which lasted about an hour and a half, Giuliani explained that while he cannot make them public at this time, there are “hundreds” of sworn statements from people who witnessed fraud and irregularities during the election.
At Thursday’s press conference, the lawyers described the allegations made in several lawsuits.
Giuliani spoke specifically about incidents in Pennsylvania where Republican election observers said they were not allowed to observe the vote-counting process because they were forced to stand several feet away.
He also argued that although Pennsylvania does not allow absentee voters to eventually fix any errors on their ballots, some areas were given that opportunity, but not precisely those areas where the Republican Party’s electoral preference prevails.
He cited affidavits from cases in Pennsylvania and Michigan that exposed fraud.
One of them said that Pennsylvania workers were instructed to assign unnamed votes to people at random, resulting in thousands of people in Pittsburgh going to the polls to find out that votes had been cast in their name.