Tucker Carlson Has released an “update” after a segment of his Fox News show about allegations of voter fraud.
Thursday night, Carlson Gave a monologue In which they discussed President Donald TrumpAdvocate Sidney Powell and his claims said rigged voting software switched millions of votes from Trump to Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
According to Carlson, Powell refused to send evidence to back up his claims, despite several claims “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“When we kept pressing, he got angry and asked us to stop contacting him,” Carlson said in Thursday’s segment. “When we checked in with others around the Trump campaign, those in positions of authority reported that Powell had never provided any evidence to them, nor did he provide any information at the press conference today.”
Earlier this month, a national coalition announced that there was no evidence that any voting software had been removed or replaced in the election United states today. The security group – which includes the Department of Homeland Security of Cyberspace and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Association of State Election Directors – described the election as “the safest in American history”.
According to the coalition’s conclusion, there is no evidence that any voting system destroyed or lost votes, changed votes, or was compromised in any way.
Carlson’s comments drew an online backlash to Trump’s supporters, who argued that Powell was saving his evidence for the court rather than disclosing it to the media first.
The Fox News host later updated his statement on Powell, showing the clip he shared Twitter Account Friday.
“An update on our reporting on Sidney Powell’s voter fraud investigation,” he wrote. “Clock.”
In the clip, Carlson said that Powell’s refusal to give evidence does not mean that his claims are false.
“That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen,” he said. “It could be. This means that they have not seen any evidence that has happened. And by ‘they’, we are including other members of Donald Trump’s own legal team.”
Carlson also said that Powell “suggested to us that we would not have to wait any longer” for evidence.
A representative for Fox News confirmed to USA Today on Friday that Rudy Giuliani, another lawyer for Trump, both along with that network’s program “Justice with Judge Jean,” hosted host Gino Piro on Saturday’s show Attendance canceled.
On Thursday, Carlson devoted a large part of his initial monologue to discussing Powell and his “bombing” allegations, which, if proven, would “amount to the largest crime in American history”, he said. said.
Carlson said he did not dismiss Powell’s claims and “always respected his work.”
“We just wanted to see the details,” he said. “How did you not want to see them? So we invited Sidney Powell on the show. We must have given them a full hour. We must have given them a full week, really, and listened quietly to the whole time.” A big story. “
However, Powell refused to provide evidence, Carlson said. Although the host said he agreed with the lawyer that electronic voting is dangerous, “Powell” never showed that an actual vote was illegally carried by software from one candidate to another, “he said.
“We’re telling you this, because it’s the truth, and in the end, all that matters is the truth,” Carlson continued. “This is our only hope. This is our best defense. And this is how we differ from them: we care what is true, and we know that you care too.”
Carlson’s Thursday monologue and Friday follow-up both drew conservative criticism on Twitter.
“So @TuckerCarlson wants @ SidneyPowell1 to go to his show to discuss the highly sensitive evidence that is being presented in court,” @RealBasedMAGA. “When he and his staff send highly sensitive evidence via UPS, old enough to remember ….. only to ‘get lost’. Good times.”
“I have no idea that a lawyer would hand over his evidence to a news outlet,” wrote @ Edward22J.
“Sydney’s reputation is impeccable,” wrote @PamBlizzard. “Tucker: Betrayal of the audience and their profession. Done with them.”
“TUCKER CARLSON left him just before he went to @ SidneyPowell1,” @JohnMappin. “Sydney we are now the People’s Lawyer.”
Contribution: Camille Caldera