The Trump campaign has voluntarily dismissed four lawsuits challenging November’s elections in Georgia after falsely claiming it reached a settlement with the state to review election data.
“We are promptly voluntarily dismissing the following legal actions as per your request and consideration of the settlement,” the letter from Roswell attorney Kurt Hilbert reads. Hilbert is the attorney for a federal court case that was denied Tuesday, a pending Superior Court of Fulton County suit, a case on appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court and a long-delayed case filed by the Trump campaign in December.
Hilbert wrote that the campaign’s attorneys were looking forward to receiving “heretofore withheld Nov. 3, 2020 election data.”
But in a filing by the state, special assistant attorney general Chris Anulewicz told the court any claims of a settlement agreement were false and Hilbert appeared to violate Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct.
“Without notifying Defendants’ counsel, Plaintiff and his litigation counsel participated in a phone conference with Defendant Raffensperger on Saturday, January 2, 2020,” he wrote. “The participation of counsel for Plaintiff in that call appears to be in violation of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 4.2, as Plaintiff’s counsel neither notified litigation counsel for Defendant Raffensperger nor sought nor obtained consent to conduct or participate in a conversation with Defendant Raffensperger.”