The billion dollar defamation lawsuit against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems continues to build steam. And Dominion’s case keeps getting stronger. The core complaint is that Fox News hosts and guests relentlessly made baseless charges that Dominion voting machines were used to “rig” the election. And there’s a mountain of evidence to support Dominion’s case.
The latest twist to the increasingly compelling plot is that Dominion has subpoenaed Donald Trump’s former Attorney Genuflect, Bill Barr. According to ABC News…
“Former Attorney General William Barr has been subpoenaed as part of an ongoing 2020 election defamation lawsuit against Fox News brought by voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems, according to the court docket in the case.”
This shouldn’t come as surprise considering that Barr has already affirmed that Trump’s efforts to undermine democracy were wholly without merit, and that Trump was told that repeatedly. In the book Betrayal, by ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl, there were some choice quotes by Barr regarding Trump’s “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him. Barr told Karl that…
“My attitude was: It was put-up or shut-up time. If there was evidence of fraud, I had no motive to suppress it. But my suspicion all the way along was that there was nothing there. It was all bull—-.”
And specifically commenting on allegations that the Dominion voting machines were rigged to switch votes from Trump to Biden, Barr said that…
“We realized from the beginning it was just bull—. It’s a counting machine, and they save everything that was counted. So you just reconcile the two. There had been no discrepancy reported anywhere, and I’m still not aware of any discrepancy.”
Barr’s testimony enhances the already airtight case case against Fox News. In several pre-trial hearings Fox has tried unsuccessfully to get the suit dismissed. That’s gone so badly for Fox that in one of those hearings the judge remarked that Fox had acted with “actual malice” in their crusade to advance Trump’s “Big Lie” that the election had been “rigged” and “stolen” from him.
Barr is fortunate that he’s only being called as a witness at this time. Also named as defendants in Dominion’s lawsuit are Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. And in a similar lawsuit by Smartmatic, Fox News hosts Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, and Lou Dobbs are named as defendants. More defendants could be named in both suits going forward, including Trump. Which seems like an obvious addition considering that he is the instigator of the entire mess.
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