Attorney Sidney Powell called out Fox News host Tucker Carlson as “insulting, demanding and rude” after his on-air criticism.
Speaking by phone with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Friday, the Trump campaign lawyer disputed a claim by Carlson that she became angry at his show for requesting proof of the Trump legal team’s allegations about election fraud. Powell recounted the behind-the-scenes discussions as she reacted to Carlson’s negative take to Thursday’s press conference.
Appearing with Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, Powell delivered a stunning series of allegations about Dominion Voting Systems, the company supplying the machines and software used in several U.S. states for the 2020 election. Powell cited foreign corruption that helped taint the results in favor of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and vowed that Trump would be vindicated.
Along with the usual collection of liberal media talking heads who no one expected would give an unbiased report, many Fox News personalities joined the bandwagon of casting doubts on the credibility of the claims. Reporters Geraldo Rivera and Kristin Fisher as well as host Dana Perino seemed to call the accusations into question, as did Carlson.
(Source: Fox Business)
Bartiromo asked Powell about remarks made Thursday by the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host as he claimed, “she never sent us any evidence” to back the allegations despite many “polite” requests.
“When we kept pressing, she got angry and told us to stop contacting her. When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people with positions of authority, they told us Powell has never given them any evidence of either, nor has she provided any today at the press conference,” the prime time host had said.
Tucker Carlson takes major heat, rips Sidney Powell for not bringing the evidence; Powell fires back! https://t.co/7lEWWNNfGt
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 20, 2020
“How do you respond to Tucker Carlson? Did you get angry with the show because they texted you and asked you to please provide evidence of what you’re alleging?” Bartiromo asked on “Mornings with Maria” Friday.
“No, I didn’t get angry with the request to provide evidence,” Powell replied.
“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 mathematics and the statistical evidence far better than I can. I’m not really a numbers person,” the former federal prosecutor explained.
“He was very insulting, demanding and rude, and I told him not to contact me again, in those terms,” Powell told the Fox Business anchor.
Carlson had told viewers that Powell’s claims amount to “the single greatest crime in American history,” and his show reached out to her following her comments over the weekend.
“We invited Sidney Powell on this show, we would’ve given her the whole hour, we would’ve given her the entire week and listen quietly the whole time at rapt attention — that is a big story,” he said Thursday. “But she never sent us any evidence despite a lot of requests, polite requests, not a page.”
Powell essentially told Carlson and the rest of the doubting media to conduct their own investigations, according to Washington Examiner reporter Anthony Leonardi.
In response to this @TuckerCarlson segment tonight, @SidneyPowell1 Powell tells me “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… https://t.co/9FHZo8B7wM pic.twitter.com/0yY4Rvze0i
— Anthony Leonardi (@TonyDLeonardi) November 20, 2020
When asked by Bartiromo about being able to prove the many stunning allegations, Powell explained that more evidence is forthcoming and that she is “getting information through a fire hose.”
“We can’t even keep up with the witnesses that are calling in and wanting to give affidavits and provide evidence,” she said. “We shouldn’t be in this position and here we are, a few — a handful of civil lawyers trying to do the work of a massive government institution in the biggest worldwide corruption fraud ever exposed.”
Viewers applauded Powell and again defended her against Carlson and others who derided and criticized the press conference.
…to not present this evidence to on cable news?
Is it a sin to not present this evidence to a media that only want to undermine it, lie about it, and intimidate anyone who signed an affidavit?
Is it a sin to wait 10 to 14 more days to see if she has the goods…
— Let’s Start Our Own MAGA CHAZ! (@NolteNC) November 20, 2020
I believe Sydney Powell a whole lot more than Tucker Carlson. 🤷🏼♀️
— R3N33_W (@R3N33_W) November 20, 2020
Sidney is not obligated to provide any evidence to Tucker. She only needs to provide the evidence to the Court.
— Joey Ting-Yueh Chen (@BTChodler888) November 20, 2020
@TuckerCarlson, buddy, the Kraken is for the courts! …
— Al Guerra (@AlbertoGuerra55) November 20, 2020
I’m pretty sure she cannot reveal the evidence until they have an evidentiary court hearing- no?? She has an impeccable reputation & is always right on the $$, so I’m sure there *IS* more than enough evidence, but she can’t reveal to the press yet
— Becky Nieshalla (@BeckyNieshalla) November 20, 2020
Sidney Powell wouldn’t come on Tucker’s show to reveal evidence BEFORE presenting it in discovery and open court.
His response was a four-minute segment insinuating there’s no evidence.@FoxNews getting Tucker to echo leftist talking points is a perfect end for the network.
— Federalist 68 Rucker (@JDRucker) November 20, 2020
Sidney Powell doesn’t owe Tucker Carlson or Fox News a damn thing! Why would she show her evidence so the fake news media can pick it apart. She has the goods. She told us she doesn’t say anything she can’t back up.
— Blantdaddy (@1blantdaddy) November 20, 2020
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