Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell is being sued for billions over election fraud claims. She sat down with Four Corners

For weeks after the US election, high-profile Fox News anchors peddled Donald Trump’s “big lie” that the presidential election had been stolen.

Now, Fox’s role in amplifying those claims could have major legal and financial consequences for the network founded and owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Fox provided a sympathetic platform to then-president Trump and his lawyers as they engaged in a campaign to persuade the American public that a massive fraud had taken place.

The stolen election claims were believed by large numbers and drove the violent assault in Washington on January 6 when thousands stormed the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to prevent the election result being confirmed.

An explosion caused by a police munition in front of the US Capitol building during a Trump supporter riot.
Trump persuaded his supporters that the election had been stolen from him and they must use “strength” to take it back.(

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At the centre of the allegations were two voting technology companies accused of conspiring to rig the election.

Smartmatic and Dominion are now suing Fox News, three of its anchors and Trump loyalists Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, for a total of $4.3 billion.

Interviewed by Four Corners, Sidney Powell is still claiming the election was stolen and repeating her attack on those companies, despite the legal threat hanging over her.

While there were many sources of disinformation after the election, former Fox insiders point to the culpability of the Fox Network because of its power over Trump’s supporters.

An elderly Trump supporter holds a sign that says 'Message to the swamp. Accepting voter fraud is treason'.
Supporters at Trump’s June 2021 rally still believe the election was “stolen”.(

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Fact check: Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy makes at least 5 false claims in 7-minute Fox News interview

McCarthy uttered inaccurate statements to host Maria Bartiromo about a wide variety of topics — oil prices, inflation, prisoners released in Afghanistan, the behavior of Democratic state legislators, and the content of an elections bill supported by congressional Democrats.

Here is a fact check.

Trying to liken President Joe Biden’s tenure to the 1970s era of former President Jimmy Carter, which was beset by inflation and oil-related challenges, McCarthy claimed that oil prices are now “the highest that we have seen.”
Facts First: McCarthy was wrong. Oil prices under Biden are not even close to the highest we have ever seen. Crude prices peaked in 2008 under Republican President George W. Bush — more than double their level at the time McCarthy’s interview aired Sunday. Crude prices were also higher at various points under Republican President Donald Trump than they were on Sunday.
On the Friday before McCarthy made this claim, the price of benchmark Brent crude fell below $66 a barrel. That is less than half of the all-time high of more than $147 a barrel in 2008. Further, Brent crude was well above $66 a barrel at various points in 2018 and 2019 under Trump, briefly exceeding $84.
At under $63, West Texas Intermediate crude, a US benchmark, was also going Friday for less than half of its 2008 peak and for less than it did on various days under Trump; it briefly topped $75 under Trump. (The prices of both Brent and
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Judge grills lawyers for Fox News, Powell, Giuliani about election claims in Smartmatic suit

Rudolph Giuliani and Sidney Powell, attorneys for President Donald Trump, conduct a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

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A skeptical-sounding judge on Tuesday questioned lawyers for Fox News, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell about a series of election-fraud claims at the center of a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit filed against them by voting technology firm Smartmatic.

The company, which only provided services to Los Angeles County in the 2020 election, accuses the defendants of spreading the false story that it rigged the race against former President Donald Trump.

In virtual oral arguments on Fox’s bid to have the case dropped, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge David Cohen pressed counsel for the conservative news outlet about specific claims made on its air by current and former hosts Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro and Lou Dobbs.

“How is that not defamatory?” Cohen at one point asked Fox attorney Paul Clement after referencing a claim from Dobbs in mid-November that Smartmatic had been banned in Texas. The company had not been banned in the state.

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Clement responded that that particular claim had been made in the context of a conversation with Giuliani, at the time a lawyer for Trump, who alleged nefarious links between Smartmatic and another company, Dominion Voting Systems.

Smartmatic and Dominion are independent firms that have no connection, the

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Chicago shootings: 25 shot, 3 fatally, in weekend gun violence throughout metropolis, CPD claims

CHICAGO — 3 people have been killed and at minimum 22 other folks wounded in shootings across Chicago considering that Friday night.

A 14-12 months-aged boy was wounded in a capturing Saturday in the Gresham neighborhood.

The teenager boy was in a auto about 3:40 p.m. in the parking great deal of a fuel station in the 1200 block of 87th Avenue when someone opened fire, Chicago law enforcement claimed.

He was shot in the leg and was transported to Minor Business of Mary Healthcare facility, the place he was in truthful situation, police reported.

Region Two detectives are investigating.

Two teenage boys have been significantly hurt in a capturing Saturday in Minor Village on the West Side.

The teenager boys, 16 and 18, had been around the sidewalk about 6 p.m. in the 2600 block of 23rd Position when a car pulled up and someone from within fired shots, Chicago police said.

They ended up both of those struck multipe time in the system and they had been taken to Mt. Sinai Medical center in severe affliction, police claimed.

No 1 is in custody as location detectives examine.

A guy was fatally shot through an argument Saturday early morning in East Garfield Park.

About 1:45 a.m., the 31-12 months-outdated was shot in the head by a male all through an argument outside in the 2800 block of West Van Buren Street, Chicago law enforcement said. He was transported to Mount Sinai Healthcare facility the place he was pronounced lifeless,

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Chicago law enforcement fatally shoot needed suspect Klevontaye White in West Garfield Park shooting, CPD claims

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police fatally shot a person preferred on two warrants in the West Garfield Park community Friday early morning, Chicago Law enforcement Superintendent David Brown said.

Klevontaye White, 34, has been recognized as the guy who was killed, in accordance to law enforcement.

Cellphone movie captures the moment 3 Chicago cops and a federal marshal opened fire although serving the arrest warrant on the city’s West Side.

The capturing took location about 9:40 a.m. in the 100-block of South Kilpatrick Avenue.

Brown claimed a group of regulation enforcement officials that integrated Chicago police officers, U.S. marshals on a fugitive endeavor drive and Cook dinner County Sheriff’s deputies experienced determined a 33-12 months-outdated person wished on two warrants in a vehicle in the space.

He had escaped digital checking and had a December 2020 warrant for his arrest, Brown stated.

He wouldn’t get out of the automobile and pulled out a gun, pointing it at the officers, in accordance to CPD.

“The offender produced a firearm and pointed it at officers. According to preliminary experiences, a few CPD officers and a single U.S. marshall discharged their weapons placing the offender,’ Brown reported.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Clinic in grave affliction, where

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‘People are Terrified,’ Lightfoot Claims, As Violence Carries on to Surge | Chicago News

Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks about crime and violence on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (WTTW News via Mayor’s Office)Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks about crime and violence on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (WTTW News through Mayor’s Office environment)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot acknowledged Thursday that the surge in shootings and murders concentrated on Chicago’s South and West sides has compelled her to reset her agenda as mayor, and she vowed to believe “creatively” about how to stem the bloodshed.

“Gun violence is the selection just one issue plaguing the town in this moment,” Lightfoot explained, adding that it is the initial challenge she confronts when she wakes up in the early morning, the very last she considers at night time and the a single that wakes her up in the middle of the night. “I realize that persons are fearful.”

Talking just just before ceremonially breaking ground on a new headquarters for the Chicago Park District, Lightfoot said far too many inhabitants of the South and West sides “are just plain scared” that they will be shot and killed.

“This reality it what pains me, personally, the most,” Lightfoot claimed. “We have professional far too substantially bloodshed in this metropolis. Too quite a few funerals, and far too considerably trauma.”

Until the violence is controlled in Chicago, “nothing else matters,” said Lightfoot, who traveled to San Francisco very last week to inspire tech businesses to open up new places of work in Chicago.

Lightfoot once more insisted that crime is down this summer as opposed to summer time 2020, when the metropolis seasoned a substantial increase in crime and violence

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