Tucker Carlson bashes Trump attorney Sidney Powell for lack of evidence in fraud claims: ‘She never sent us any’

As Fox News host Tucker Carlson noted on Thursday night, he’s more than willing to give airtime to outlandish claims. “We literally do UFO segments,” he said.

But even Carlson said he was fed up with the total lack of evidence produced by Sidney Powell, one of the Trump campaign’s attorneys, for her unfounded allegation that electronic voting systems had switched millions of ballots to favor President-elect Joe Biden.

 

“We invited Sidney Powell on the show. We would have given her the whole hour,” Carlson said. “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.”

 

Carlson also noted: “She never demonstrated that a single actual vote was moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another. Not one.”

 

On his Thursday show, Carlson didn’t discount the larger claims of Trump’s attorneys that massive fraud disrupted the election — an allegation that has been repeatedly dismissed in court and for which the White House has presented no public evidence.

 

But Carlson’s rebuke of Powell marked a notable departure for a show — and a network — that has given hours of credulous coverage to false claims by President Trump and his associates that fraud cost him the election. It came after Fox News aired a rambling news conference on Thursday featuring Powell and Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, making numerous false and far-fetched allegations about the election.

The segment also put Carlson at odds with other Fox News hosts like Jesse Watters, who on his Thursday show described Powell and Giuliani’s news conference as “a big shot of adrenaline.”

 

Powell, who didn’t respond to a message from The Washington Post, pushed back on Carlson in a statement to the Washington Examiner, saying that she would “encourage him and all journalists to review all the materials we have provided so far and conduct their own investigations.”

 

 

While conceding that Giuliani “did not conclusively prove” any fraud at Thursday’s news conference, Carlson argued that “he did raise legitimate questions and in some cases, he pointed to what appeared to be real wrongdoing.” And he praised Giuliani and Powell for calling into question the security of electronic voting.

But Carlson said that Powell had gone too far without proof in claiming that Trump “had won by a landslide” and that a conspiracy masterminded by electronic voting firms had changed the results. Her statements on those subjects have been repeatedly disproved, The Post’s Fact Checker reported on Thursday.

 

“What Powell was describing would amount to the single greatest crime in American history,” Carlson said.

Carlson emphasized that he “did not dismiss any” of Powell’s claims, and said he “took Sidney Powell seriously with no intention of fighting with her.” But he said he was disturbed that she didn’t produce any evidence for his show.

“We simply wanted to see the details. How could you not want to see them?” he said.

Carlson ended the segment by defending his decision to call Powell out.

“Why are we telling you this?” he said. “We’re telling you this because it’s true, and in the end, that’s all that matters.”

6 thoughts on “Tucker Carlson bashes Trump attorney Sidney Powell for lack of evidence in fraud claims: ‘She never sent us any’

  1. Keith November 20, 2020 / 12:22

    Interesting. What is the old Wendy’s commercial, “where’s the beef?” Keith

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    • Scottie November 21, 2020 / 14:19

      Hello Keith. Yes, but it was interesting that the was Carlson saying this. He is a well known tRump supporting racist. But that was as close to the line as he could force himself to get. Hugs

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  2. cagjr November 20, 2020 / 22:58

    Trump and companyare in deep doo-do. When Tucker Carlson calls them out, stick a fork in it.

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    • Scottie November 21, 2020 / 15:35

      Hello Cagjr. Notice he kept repeating that he was not saying she was wrong, and that he felt tRump clearly won the election but she wouldn’t give him her proof. Sort of like Hunter Biden laptop data on a thumb drive lost in the mail trick he tried to pull.

      Interesting is it seems SPTV is split on how to handle the situation. The opinion people at night are rabid pro-tRump and the day time people are much more tempered about the election. Hugs

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  3. Keith November 21, 2020 / 15:25

    Scottie, it truly is, then I saw this morning he was being condemned by Trump supporters. Trump was correct, he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his followers would not care. When he said that, I felt it was insulting as he is saying his followers are too stupid to be critical of him. Keith

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    • Scottie November 21, 2020 / 16:50

      Hello Keith. What I find weird in this lord of the flies administration is that when tRump turns on someone his followers do also, but then a few days later when they are back in tRump’s good gracies his followers forget they are angry at that person and go back to liking them. They swing whatever way tRump wants them to with no thought about what they are being told to believe. It is like this entire thing and tRump are just a game show and the maga cult are an audience playing along. It is really worrying for what happens next to these people when the show stops, or the host calls for an uprising? Hugs

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