- by cnn
- 05 Dec 2023
Dominion also wants to call Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lou Dobbs, Bret Baier, Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro and Dana Perino to testify at trial, according to a Monday filing first reported by CNN.
Eric Davis, the Delaware judge overseeing the case, suggested on Tuesday he could compel Rupert Murdoch, 92, to appear live in court.
Fox News said it wants to call Baier, Bartiromo, Dobbs, Hannity, Pirro, Perino and Scott as live witnesses.
The jury trial, set to begin on 17 April, centers on whether Fox News knowingly broadcast false claims about Dominion equipment as Donald Trump and his allies sought to overturn the 2020 election.
The case is being closely watched because of the extensive internal communications Dominion obtained from Fox News, in which employees bluntly and crudely call out the specious allegations about Dominion from Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, two Trump advisers and lawyers.
It is seen as one of the most aggressive efforts to hold anyone accountable for spreading misinformation after the 2020 election.
Fox News attorneys argued at a pretrial hearing earlier this month the network was reporting on newsworthy allegations from Trump and his lawyers and that reasonable viewers would not have understood them to be factual statements.
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