Trump’s campaign lawyer Sidney Powell complained sharply on Friday morning that Fox News host Tucker Carlson called her for failing to present any evidence to substantiate her allegations of voter fraud baseless, claiming that she told him not to contact her again because he was’ very insulting, demanding and rude.
Carlson, who until Thursday evening had credulously amplified Team Trump’s electoral fraud plots, raised eyebrows when he launched his Thursday platform by casting doubt on Powell’s outlandish claims that a cabal of “international leftists” – which includes long-deceased Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez – had stolen millions of Trump votes through corrupt software.
Hours after the messy press conference by Trump’s legal team that featured not only Powell’s insane conspiracies but also a sweaty Rudy Giuliani. My cousin Vinny as the hair product trickled down her cheeks, Carlson noted that Powell had been making those same statements for days, prompting him to contact her last Sunday.
“What Powell was describing would constitute the greatest crime in American history,” he said. “Millions of votes stolen during the day. Democracy destroyed, the end of our centuries-old system of autonomy is no small feat. “
After adding a bunch of warnings and caveats about how he didn’t dismiss his claims out of hand and that his program is all about finding the truth, Carlson went on to explain to his viewers that Powell was unwilling to provide her with any evidence to back her up. supposedly bombard the charges.
“We invited Sidney Powell on this show, we would have given him the whole hour, we would have given him all week and quietly listening to him all the time with great attention – that’s a big story,” he said. -he declares. “But she never sent us any evidence despite many requests, polite requests. Not a page. When we continued to press, she got angry and told us to stop contacting her. When we checked with other people around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they told us that Powell never gave them any proof of either. provided none today at the press conference.
Carlson also seemed to anticipate a reaction from angry MAGA fans for apparently turning his back on Trump’s attempted coup, adding, “We are telling you this because it is true. In the end, that’s all that matters, the truth. It’s our only hope, it’s our best defense. This is how we are different from them. We care about what’s real and we know you care about yourself too. That’s why we told you.
Appearing on the Fox Business Network program hosted by Maria Bartiromo – one of the biggest boosts of Trump’s electoral fraud conspiracy theories – Powell insisted she wasn’t angry when Carlson pressed her for evidence.
“No, I was not angry with the request for proof,” she insisted on Friday morning. “I actually sent Tucker an affidavit that I hadn’t even attached to a pleading yet to help him understand the situation, and offered him another witness who could explain the math and statistical evidence. much better than me. I’m not really a numbers specialist.
QAnon’s sympathetic attorney then complained about Carlson’s attitude during their exchanges, saying that was the reason she stopped responding to his requests.
“But he was very insulting, demanding and rude, and I told him not to contact me again, in those terms,” she concluded.
While Fox News has been criticized by Trumpworld since Arizona’s early call for President-elect Joe Biden, which prompted Trump to urge his supporters to ditch Fox for far-right alternatives Newsmax and One America News, Carlson had remained largely unharmed in the eyes of the MAGA nation.
That is, until now.
“Tucker wants to be a holy high priest now. Say hello to Tucker. He can dispense holy communion ” Far-right conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich grumbled on Twitter. “Spare us future monologues on realpolitik. The left always lies, it doesx, it kills. Giving Sidney Powell the benefit of the doubt is hardly a mortal sin. I’ll wait and see. “
Former Republican congressional candidate Angela Stanton King, a QAnon follower who had previously been a frequent Fox guest, said she was speaking Powell rather than Carlson, mocking the Fox News host for its claim that UPS temporarily lost its coveted Hunter Biden documents.
Other right-wing media figures, such as former Fox Nation welcomes Diamond & Silk and Brigitte Gabriel, Islamophobic expert, also slammed the conservative prime-time star for having the temerity to question Powell’s unfounded and fantastical claims.
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