During his Thursday night show, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson—host of the highest-rated news program in cable news history— expressed his frustration with Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell.
Carlson was annoyed by the lack of details provided by Powell at a Trump legal team press conference on Thursday and offered her a chance to provide the evidence on his show.
The Wall Street Journal reported, “Ms. Powell aired accusations of foreign interference in the election, which she also claimed had been rigged by ‘communist money’ from Cuba and China and through a plot concocted by Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan leader who died in 2013, and the financier George Soros.”
Powell then went on to say the following at the press conference:
“One of [vote-counting software Dominion’s] most characteristic features is its ability to flip votes. It can set and run an algorithm that probably ran all over the country to take a certain percentage of votes from President Trump and flip them to President Biden, which we might never have uncovered had the votes for President Trump not been so overwhelming in so many of these states that it broke the algorithm that had been plugged into the system, and that’s what caused them to have to shut down in the states they shut down in.”
On his program, Tucker responded to Powell’s startling claims:
“What Powell was describing would amount to the single greatest crime in American history. Millions of votes stolen in a day. Democracy destroyed. The end of our centuries-old system of self-government — not a small thing. To be perfectly clear, we did not dismiss any of it. We don’t dismiss anything anymore, particularly when it’s related to technology.
So, that’s the long way of saying we took Sidney Powell seriously; we have no intention of fighting with her, we’ve always respected her work — we simply wanted to see the details. How could you not want to see them? So we invited Sidney Powell on this show. We would’ve given her the whole hour; we would’ve given her the entire week actually and listened quietly the whole time at rapt attention — that’s a big story. But she never sent us any evidence despite a lot of requests, polite requests, not a page. When we kept pressing, she got angry and told us to stop contacting her.”
Then Sidney Powell fired back at Carlson:
“Apparently, Mr. Carlson missed the news conference today. I would continue to encourage him and all journalists to review all the materials we have provided so far and conduct their own investigations.”
Evidence continues to pour in, but a 5-minute television hit is not my focus now. Collecting evidence and preparing the case are my top priorities.”
I have great respect for both Tucker and Powell. Both have valid points.
Many of us are frustrated, like Carlson, with the lack of evidence provided by the Trump campaign. Alleging that up to 7 million votes were fraudulent, if true, would be the greatest political scandal in the history of the country. We are going to need to see more; if they don’t have the goods, Powell and the rest of the Trump lawyers risk losing credibility forever.
On the other hand, Powell is right not to provide too much evidence in public and is saving it for the courtroom. Just because she didn’t go on Tucker Carlson’s show doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a strong case.
One thing is for sure: time is running out for the Trump team to make their case. States are going to begin to certify the election results. If they have a compelling case to present, they’d better make it now.
The clock is ticking….