what lawyer on fox said president wiretapping

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Did Fox News Link Trump's wiretapping allegations to the Washington Post?

The White House claimed that reports "from BBC, Heat Street, New York Times, Fox News, among others" established the president's wiretapping allegation, providing links of these to The Washington Post.

Did Trump say ‘wires tapped’?

On April 25, 2019, Trump said that his original allegation of "wires tapped" was not literal, and that he really meant: "surveillance, spying you can sort of say whatever you want".

Did the Obama administration wiretape American citizens?

While The New York Times article mentioned "wiretapping" and reported that the FBI was "examining intercepted communications and financial transactions", it stipulated neither the targeting of American citizens for surveillance, nor any involvement in such surveillance by the Obama administration.

Did Obama roll his eyes at Trump’s wiretapping allegations?

"Obama is reportedly 'furious' over Trump's unsubstantiated wiretapping allegations". Business Insider. ^ Rebecca Savransky (March 8, 2017). "Obama 'rolled his eyes' at Trump's wiretap accusation". The Hill. ^ " 'This Week' Transcript 3-5-17: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Josh Earnest, and Sen. Al Franken". ABC News. March 5, 2017.


Why did Raffensperger tell the president he would have to turn to other states to find enough voter irregularities?

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Raffensperger confirmed that the phone call took place on Saturday, and added that he told the president that he would have to turn to other states to find enough voter irregularities to overturn the 2020 presidential race, because there was not enough in the state of Georgia to do so.

Who secretly recorded and released the Georgia election results?

President Trump's attorney on Monday said the president and his legal team were "disappointed" that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger "secretly recorded and released" what he described as a "confidential settlement discussion" about the Georgia election results.

Did the FBI receive the letter from Lieu and Rice?

The FBI confirmed to Fox News that they received the letter from Lieu and Rice, but declined to comment further.

Did Ted Lieu and Kathleen Rice send a letter to the FBI?

On Monday, Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu of California and Kathleen Rice of New York sent a criminal referral to the FBI, claiming the president solicited election fraud during the call. The FBI confirmed to Fox News that they received the letter from Lieu and Rice, but declined to comment further.

Has Trump conceded to Biden?

President Trump has refused to concede to President-elect Joe Biden, and his campaign has launched a number of legal challenges. The president, himself, has urged states with Republican governors and legislatures to overturn Biden’s victories.

Who was the Playboy model who had an affair with Trump?

In the Fox case, Carlson was presenting his own narrative, not even one extrapolating from known facts. During the 2016 presidential campaign, McDougal, a former Playboy model, had sought to tell her account of an earlier affair with Trump. The National Enquirer tabloid bought McDougal' s story for $150,000 during the 2016 campaign ...

What did Carlson's lawyers say about the word "extort"?

Not to worry, Carlson's lawyers said. In written briefs, they cited previous rulings to argue Carlson's words were "loose, figurative or hyperbolic." They took note of a nonjournalist's use of the word "extort," which proved nondefamatory because it was mere "rhetorical hyperbole, a vigorous epithet."

Why was the National Enquirer bought?

The National Enquirer tabloid bought McDougal's story for $150,000 during the 2016 campaign and then buried it to protect Trump from any fallout. More than two years later, in December 2018, Carlson began presenting Trump as the victim of extortion.

What happened to Rachel Maddow's lawsuit?

A $10 million libel lawsuit filed by the owners of One America News Network against MSNBC's top star, Rachel Maddow, was dismissed in May when the judge ruled she had stretched the established facts allowably: "The context of Maddow's statement shows reasonable viewers would consider the contested statement to be opinion."

Did David Pecker promise to keep extramarital affairs from being reported?

It wasn't publicly known that David Pecker, then the CEO of the tabloid's parent company, had promised Trump he would help keep stories about extramarital affairs from seeing the light of day. Carlson and Fox never corrected that significant error, as The Washington Post 's Erik Wemple underscored.

Who is Karen McDougal suing?

Vyskocil's ruling last week, dismissing a slander lawsuit filed against Carlson, was a win for Fox, First Amendment principles and the media more generally, as Fox News itself maintains. As a legal matter, the judge ruled that Karen McDougal, the woman suing Carlson, failed to surmount the challenge.

Who did Carlson attack?

Carlson even attacked his own network's chief news anchor on the air , with no real consequences. That anchor, Shepard Smith, quit mid-contract shortly after Carlson went after him.

Did the Feds intercept a call between Trump and Cohen?

Earlier today, NBC and MSNBC falsely reported that the Feds intercepted a call between the White House and Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen. They further wrote that the Feds have been wiretapping Michael Cohen, adding the tapping included a tap on a line between Cohen and the President at the White House.

Did Cohen's house get wiretapped?

CNBC reported earlier that the wiretap was in place during the weeks leading up to the raid on Cohen’s home. It is not known how long the tapping went on. [That’s because it was only a call log]

What did Trump say about wiretapping?

In a July 2019 interview with C-SPAN, when asked whether he regretted any of his tweets, Trump said "Not much, honestly not much ...I sent the one about the wiretapping...and that turned out to be true."

Who was the Breitbart article given to?

The Breitbart article was subsequently circulated among White House staffers, and was reportedly given to Trump on the following day, together with his morning newspapers and printouts.

What was the FBI's initial request for a FISA warrant?

On January 11, 2017, The Guardian reported that the FBI initially applied for a FISA warrant in June 2016, requesting to "monitor four members of the Trump team suspected of irregular contacts with Russian officials". This initial request was denied. A source told The Guardian that the FBI then submitted a more narrowly focused request in October, "but that has not been confirmed, and it is not clear whether any warrant led to a full investigation". The Guardian article was not cited by the White House in connection with Trump's wiretapping claim.

Why did the FBI get a warrant for Carter Page?

In April 2017, The Washington Post initially reported that the FBI secured a FISA warrant to monitor Trump campaign associate Carter Page in the summer of 2016 — later corrected to October 2016, one month after Page had left the Trump campaign. The warrant was reportedly based on the possibility that Page was acting as an agent of a foreign government, i.e., Russia.

What page is wiretapped data used in inquiry of Trump aides?

^ The article states: "A version of this article appears in print on January 20, 2017, on Page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: 'Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides.'"

What does "wires tapped" mean?

On April 25, 2019, Trump said that his original allegation of "wires tapped" was not literal as he had used quotation marks, saying that he really meant: "surveillance, spying you can sort of say whatever you want".

Did the FBI have any records of wiretaps?

The DOJ declared in a September 1, 2017 court filing that "both the FBI and NSD confirm that they have no records related to wiretaps as described by the March 4, 2017 tweets", and confirmed this in another court filing of October 19, 2018. On September 19, 2017 CNN reported that the FBI wiretapped Paul Manafort before and after the presidential election, extending into early 2017, although the report did not make clear whether Manafort was monitored during his tenure with the Trump campaign from March through August 2016. The CNN report also stated that the Manafort surveillance began after he became the subject of an FBI investigation in 2014. Some commentators cited this report as vindication for Trump's claims, while others noted that it did not confirm the accuracy of Trump's original tweets, and that it is still unknown whether any surveillance of Manafort took place at Trump Tower. Manafort owned a condominium in Trump Tower from 2006 until its seizure by federal authorities following his 2018 convictions.

Why was Hillary Clinton tipped off to the wiretap?

Gateway Pundit: “Hillary Was Tipped Off On Trump Wiretap – Tweeted About It One Week Prior to Election.” Gateway Pundit claimed that then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton “was tipped off to the wiretapping prior to the election” because of a “tweet from October 31st” about “computer scientists.” The website urged people to “connect the dots” between the tweet and a meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, adding, “This was a well coordinated attack on a Presidential candidate.” From the March 5 article:

Did Hillary Clinton reveal a secret server?

Hillary Clinton: “Computer Scientists Have Apparently Uncovered A Covert Server Linking The Trump Organization To A Russian-Based Bank.” The tweet from Clinton’s account says, “Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.” The tweet includes a press release from her presidential campaign “in response to a new report from Slate showing that the Trump Organization has a secret server registered to Trump Tower that has been covertly communicating with Russia.”