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Tucker Carslon challenges Trump lawyer again on voter fraud evidence

Tucker Carlson on Friday once again challenged Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell to produce evidence proving her allegation that millions of votes cast in favor of the president were fraudulently switched.

The Fox News host responded to Powell, who earlier on Friday accused Carlson of being ‘very insulting, demanding, and rude.’

‘We’ve heard from a lot of people about that segment, including people in the White House and people close to the president,’ Carlson said on Friday, referencing his remarks on Thursday about Powell.

‘Like us, they have concluded this election was not fair. Like us, they are willing to believe any explanation for what happened,’ Carlson said.

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson (left) on Friday once again noted that Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell (right) has yet to show evidence proving her claims that millions of votes cast for the president were fraudulently switched by a software system

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The Fox News host responded to Powell, who earlier on Friday accused Carlson of being ‘very insulting, demanding, and rude.’ Powell made the remarks during a phone-in segment with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo (pictured), who asked her about Carlson’s monologue on Thursday challenging the attorney on her claims of massive voter fraud

He then added: ‘Like us, they have not seen a single piece of evidence showing that software changed votes.’

Carlson said that while it ‘might have happened,’ no evidence has been produced to prove it happened.

‘And by “they,” we are including other members of Donald Trump’s own legal team.

‘They have not seen Powell’s evidence either – no testimony from employees inside the software companies, no damning internal documents, no copies of the software itself, so that’s where we are.’

Carlson then noted that Powell has said she can prove her claims.

‘As far as we are concerned, that is great news,’ he said.

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Carlson said on Thursday that Powell wouldn’t share evidence. According to the Fox News host, Powell then asked his staff to stop contacting her

‘If Sidney Powell can prove that technology companies switched millions of votes and stole the presidential election, she will have almost single-handedly uncovered the greatest crime in the history of this country and no one will be more grateful for that than us.’

The back-and-forth between the highly rated cable news host and Powell began on Thursday night, when Carlson called out Powell on his show after she once again raised startling allegations of a massive nationwide voter fraud but refused to provide any evidence.

The extended monologue came after Powell joined a bizarre press conference with Rudy Giuliani and other Trump lawyers, where the group claimed a ‘massive’ fraud but said it couldn’t provide evidence out of concern for witnesses who have provided sworn affidavits.

Powell, who represents fired national security advisor Mike Flynn, made some of the day’s most extraordinary claims – including alleging without evidence that Republicans and Democrats ‘paid money to have election results fixed.’

Carlson stopped short of calling Powell’s claims outlandish – but he did note that she refused repeated invitations to defend them.

‘We invited Sidney Powell on the show. We would have given her the whole hour,’ Carlson told his prime time audience on Thursday night.

‘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.’

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Carlson reacted on Thursday to Powell’s claims, which she made during a Washington, DC, news conference alongside Rudy Giuliani (left), President Trump’s personal attorney who is spearheading legal efforts to contest the election results

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The president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, made wild allegations of voter fraud while suffering a hair-dye malfunction at Thursday’s press conference

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Trump and his allies allege that a massive conspiracy that resulted in votes being fraudulently switched on Election Day cost the president victory in several key swing states. No evidence has emerged that would support the allegation

He said his show approached the subject with an open mind.

‘We did not dismiss any of it. We don’t dismiss anything anymore,’ Carlson said.

‘This may be the single most open minded show on television. We literally do UFO segments.’

He noted Powell’s comments that ‘I think we’ll find he had at least 80 million votes,’ then played a long quote where she tried to describe the massive vote-stealing operation aided by left-wing enablers overseas.

‘One of its most characteristic features is its ability to flip votes,’ Powell is heard saying at the news conference. 

‘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 pres t 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.’

Powell also said at the Giuliani press conference: ‘The software itself was created with so many variables and so many backdoors that can be hooked up to the Internet or a thumb drive stuck into it or whatever.’ 

Carlson noted that the plot ‘would amount to the single greatest crime in American history.’

But Powell never provided the evidence, then shut down communications.

‘She never demonstrated that a single actual vote was moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another. Not one,’ he said.

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Powell represents former national security advisor Mike Flynn

Powell hit back at Carlson during a phone-in segment with Maria Bartiromo on her Fox Business Network show on Friday morning.

‘How do you respond to Tucker Carlson?’ Bartiromo asked Powell.

‘Did you get angry with the show because they texted you and asked you to please provide evidence of what you’re alleging?’

‘No, I didn’t get angry with the request to provide evidence,’ Powell said in response.

‘In fact, I sent an affidavit to Tucker that I had not even attached to a pleading yet to help him understand the situation, and I offered him another witness who could explain the math and the statistical evidence far better than I can.

‘I’m not really a numbers person.’

Powell then added: ‘He was insulting, demanding and rude, and I told him not to contact me again, in those terms.’

‘I fully expect we will be able to prove all of it in court within the next two weeks … We have more evidence right now than half the prison population is imprisoned on, of this egregious fraud,’ she claimed. 

‘The evidence is really stunning, Maria,’ she told host Bartiromo.

In addition to claiming ‘massive influence of communist money’ in election interference, she raised debunked claims about the smart-matic technology software in Dominion Voting Systems machines.

Also pushing back was Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, who was reelected Nov. 3 and who usually doesn’t allow distance between herself and Trump.

She spoke to Fox News Radio by Guy Benson and tore into Powell’s comment that ‘‘We have no idea how many Republican or Democratic candidates in any state across the country paid to have the system rigged to work for them.’

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Senator Mitt Romney (left) of Utah and Senator Joni Ernst (right) of Iowa were critical of voter fraud claims made by allies of President Trump on Thursday

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‘Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election,’ Romney tweeted on Thursday

‘That is an offensive comment,’ Ernst said.

‘For those of us that do stand up and represent our state in a dignified manner, we believe in the honesty, we believe in the integrity of our election system.’

Ernst added: ‘I do believe that if there is fraud out there, it should be brought to the courts’ attention… I think all of us agree on that.

‘But to insinuate that Republican and Democratic candidates paid to throw off this election, I think is absolutely outrageous.’

Another Republican senator, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, also offered a critical assessment of the news conference in which Powell made her allegation.

‘Based on what I’ve read in their filings, when Trump campaign lawyers have stood before courts under oath, they have repeatedly refused to actually allege grand fraud – because there are legal consequences for lying to judges,’ Sasse said in a statement to National Review.

‘Wild press conferences erode public trust.’

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney tweeted: ‘Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election.

‘It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President,’ he wrote.

In her series of bizarre claims, Powell said Hugo Chavez (who died in 2013) was part of a group of communists from China and Venezuela helping to rig the election in Joe Biden’s favor.

‘What we are really dealing with here and uncovering more by the day is the massive influence of communist money through Venezuela, Cuba and likely China in the interference with our elections here in the United States,’ she said.

She also claimed that operators of Dominion voting machines went in and injected votes for Biden while deleting votes for Trump. She has shown no proof of her claims.

She as said she will ‘release the Kraken’ when it comes to proving voter fraud – a phrase that trended on Twitter.  


President Donald Trump’s attorneys – the group of lawyers working to overturn the election results in his favor – pegged themselves as ‘elite strike force team’ in a bizarre press conference at the Republican National Committee.

But the group of five – Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Boris Epshteyn, Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing – are more known for their engagement with conservative media, appearances on Fox News and their public advocacy for Trump rather than for winning election cases. 

Here’s a look at the president’s legal team: 

Rudy Giuliani: Hair apparent 

He made his name in New York City as a top federal prosecutor where he battled the mob. He became a national hero on September 11th, when, as mayor, he led the city through the worst terrorist attack in American history.

But at 76, he has served as Trump’s personal lawyer for years and has fed him conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine and argued it was a Ukrainian company that had the server with Hillary Clinton’s emails.

U.S. intelligence agencies have said they believe Giuliani is a target of an influence operation from the Russian government. Giuliani is believed to have business clients with ties to the Ukraine although he has not revealed his client list. 

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Now he’s reported to have asked the Trump campaign for $20,000 a day to spearhead Trump’s effort to overturn the election results.   

He’s told the president that his other advisers have not been telling him the truth about his chances of success in his legal battles to overturn the results of the election, The New York Times reported.

On Friday, Trump put Giuliani in charge of all election-related litigation and communications for it. That resulted Thursday’s press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters where Giuliani, with hair dye dripping down both sides of his face, spouted baseless conspiracy theories about voter fraud while praising the movie ‘My Cousin Vinny.’

Trump elevated Giuliani, a source told The Wall Street Journal, because ‘he was the only person telling the president he could win.’ 

Sidney Powell: Plans to unleash the Kraken 

She represented Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn and has been a major promoter of viral conspiracy theories about vote switching – theories she repeated on Thursday.

In her series of bizarre claims, she said Hugo Chavez (who died in 2013) was part of a group of communists from China and Venezuela helping to rig the election in Joe Biden’s favor. 

She also claimed that operators of Dominion voting machines went in and injected votes for Biden while deleting votes for Trump. She has shown no proof of her claims. 

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She has said she will ‘release the Kraken’ when it comes to proving voter fraud – a phrase that trended on Twitter.  

Trump first noticed her when she was on Fox News defending Flynn, her client. She has accused the Justice Department of prosecutorial misconduct against Flynn. 

She also has alleged special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation was part of a plot by the intelligence community to force President Trump from office.

Jenna Ellis: Called Trump an idiot in 2016 

Ellis, a legal adviser to the Trump campaign, was reportedly part of an internal coup that put her and Giuliani in charge of the post-election legal strategy.

White House aides have expressed concern about her. 

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She was viewed as an uncontrollable figure inside the campaign who often provided President Trump with questionable information about alleged voter fraud.

And she appeared on television without asking for approval from campaign officials, aides told The Washington Post. 

She dubbed herself ‘President-Elect Jenna Ellis’ on Twitter.

During the 2016 Republican presidential primary, she called Trump an ‘idiot,’ a ‘bully’ and agreed that he was someone intent to ‘destroy American democracy.’  

Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing: Anti-Soros conspiracy theorists 

The husband-and-wife legal team are panelists on Newsmax, a right-wing media outlet. They used to be regulars on Fox News until DiGenova made wild claims that much of the State Department was under the control of a well-known Jewish financier George Soros. 

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Trump wanted them on his legal team for his impeachment trial – he was said to be impressed with diGenova’s defense of him on Fox News – but the two were unable to join due to conflicts of interest. 

They represent Ukrainian businessman Dmitri Firtash, who was charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with bribery and racketeering. 

They also reportedly worked with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of Giuliani’s who were arrested on charges of campaign finance violations.

A former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, diGenova pushed the theory that lawmakers tried to frame Trump when they investigated whether his campaign colluded with Russia four years ago. 

Toensing represented Scooter Libby, the assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney, when Trump pardoned him.   

Boris Epshteyn: Eric Trump’s Russian-born friend 

He was the Chief Political Commentator at Sinclair Broadcast Group until December 2019 when he joined President Trump’s re-election campaign.

He was born in Moscow and emigrated to the United States as a child with his parents.  He met Eric Trump at Georgetown University, where Epshteyn received his law degree.

Epshteyn became a special assistant in the Trump administration when the president first took office. He wrote Trump’s controversial statement for Holocaust Remembrance Day in January 2017, which omitted any mention of the Jewish people. He later resigned from the White House in March 2017.

He also testified behind closed doors to the House Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 election.  

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Rudy Giuliani was surrounded by a maskless group on stage including from left Sidney Powell, who is Mike Flynn’s attorney, Joseph diGenova and his wife Victoria Toensing, a husband-and-wife lawyer team who have promoted conspiracy theories, and Boris Epshteyn, a Trump aide

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