Dominion Voting Systems, one of the two companies President Donald Trump and his attorneys accused of stealing the election in favor of Joe Biden, has notified numerous Fox News broadcasters and other right-wing media outlets that defamation lawsuits are coming.
Dominion, which provided vote-counting equipment to several states during the November elections, sent 21 messages threatening Fox News and its hosts Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo with imminent legal action.
The letter to Hannity, a staunch Trump ally, read: “ We’re writing about clearly false accusations that Dominion somehow falsified or improperly influenced the recent US presidential election – accusations that you referred to on your platform and that you echoed that too. As I mentioned before Interested in business.
Fox News’ Sean Hannity (left) and Lou Dobbs of Fox Business (right) received letters from Dominion Voting Systems, which puts them both aware that defamation lawsuits are pending
Fox Business presenter Maria Bartiromo has been warned to ‘stop and abstain’ from making libelous allegations accusing Dominion of stealing the election from President Donald Trump
Right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh received a similar letter from Dominion, warning him not to keep documents related to the Voting Systems Company
The recipients of the letters, who included the veteran right-wing veteran of talk radio Rush Limbaugh and the Newsmax outlets and the One American News Network loyal to Trump, were asked to “ stop and stop ” making defamatory allegations about a Dominion, and warned against keeping any documents related to the company for future litigation purposes.
Dominion’s attorneys wrote to Fox News’ General Counsel, “We are writing to provide formal notice that litigation on these cases is imminent.” CNBC.
Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney who led the charge to overturn the election results in the courts, reportedly received similar notice heralding an imminent lawsuit, along with Sidney Powell, the former member of the legal team who claimed that Dominion had created the program under the direction of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died year 2013.
Other people who received letters from Dominion demanding that their remarks propagandize unfounded conspiracy theories be reversed, among them the witness who was to become Giuliani’s star Melissa Caroni, who later mocked her loud testimony during a hearing in Michigan on Saturday Night Live.
Dominion’s CEO has not ruled out the possibility of a prosecution for Trump, who has been promoting unfounded conspiracy theories accusing the company of wrongdoing.
Trump Giuliani’s personal attorney, right, Kraken’s attorney Powell, left. Both are facing lawsuits
Dominion’s attorneys asked Giuliani and White House Counselor Pat Cipolloni to preserve documents relating to the company.
Dominion denied the accusations that it changed Trump’s votes in Biden’s favor, and no evidence has emerged to support those conspiracy theories, which Trump and his legal team backed more than a month ago.
During a recent interview on CNN, Dominion CEO John Poulos confirmed that his company is ready to file lawsuits against the many people who “propagate lies and amplify these lies”.
Paulus has not ruled out suing Trump personally, saying that Dominion’s attorneys would not “ condone anyone ”.
Trump has been posting and crediting unfounded allegations of massive voter fraud in interviews and on Twitter since Election Day last month.
On Tuesday, Eric Kummer, Dominion’s director of security, filed a defamation lawsuit against the Trump campaign, saying death threats had pushed him into hiding.
On November 12, he tweeted in uppercase a message referring to the OANN report: “ Report: 2.7 million Trump voters removed nationwide, and data analysis found 221,000 votes in Pennsylvania switched from President Trump to Biden. 941,000 Trump votes removed. Countries with voting systems changed dominance 435,000 votes from Trump to Biden.
According to the Associated Press fact review, there is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 elections, or major problems with the Dominion’s systems. Election officials from both political parties stated publicly that the elections went well, and international observers asserted that there were no serious irregularities.
Dominion said in a statement that it “denies allegations of any voting switch or alleged software problems with our voting systems.”
Eric Kummer, director of security for Colorado-based Dominion, earlier this week filed a defamation lawsuit against the Trump campaign, saying death threats had pushed him into hiding.
Kummer said he wanted to get his life back after he was named on false charges as a key element in Biden election “rigging”.
His lawsuit on Tuesday in Denver County Courthouse in Colorado filed the names of the Trump campaign, Giuliani, Powell, conservative columnist Michael Malkin, Gateway Pundit, Newsmax, On and others.
Dominion and the other voting tech company Smartmatic have begun to fight against being named in groundless conspiracy theories. After making legal threats, Fox News and Newsmax have in recent days aired backtracking on some of the allegations made on their networks.
In Fox News and Fox Business, the backtrack took the form of a nearly two-minute pre-recorded clip, which was aired on shows hosted by Dobbs, Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro.
The video consisted of a question-and-answer session between an off-screen voice and Eddie Perez, a voting technology expert at the open-source, nonpartisan Institute of Election Technology.
“I have not seen any evidence of using Smartmatic to delete, change or change anything related to voting scheduling,” Perez said.