The Insider reports:
A new filing in Dominion’s mammoth defamation lawsuit against Fox News includes claims that network chief Rupert Murdoch gave former Trump advisor Jared Kushner confidential information about Joe Biden’s strategic moves in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
“During Trump’s campaign, Rupert provided Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, with Fox confidential information about Biden’s ads, along with debate strategy (providing Kushner a preview of Biden’s ads before they were public),” Dominion’s lawyers wrote in the filing.
In response to Insider’s request for comment, a Fox News spokesperson said, in part, that Dominion was “mischaracterizing the facts.”
Read the full article. This news was noted in a tweet buried in yesterday’s JMG post about Murdoch, but it definitely warrants amplification.
Trump falsely accused Biden of “spying on his campaign.”
Today, it was revealed that Trump and Fox News colluded to *actually* spy on Biden’s campaign.
Every accusation is always a confession.
— MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) February 28, 2023
These actions by Rupert Murdoch seem illegal. At the very least, it would appear to be a campaign contribution of significant value, well over federal campaign limits. https://t.co/Mb92DUGoAZ
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) February 28, 2023
Keep in mind, FOX NEWS HOSTED A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IN 2020, as if they were a neutral, legitimate news organization.
Democrats have played into this fantasy as well.
Meanwhile, Murdoch was providing Trump with advance copies of Biden’s ads and advising him on debate strategy
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 27, 2023
Rupert Murdoch admitted at least two bombshells under oath:
1) that he—the chairman of a news org—provided debate strategy and info about Biden ads to Jared Kushner
2) that multiple Fox hosts knowingly endorsed false narratives about a stolen election https://t.co/dsXGxghGn3
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) February 27, 2023
Holy shit. Rupert Murdoch literally gave Jared Kushner & the Trump campaign access to confidential information only Fox “News” had about then-candidate Joe Biden’s ads and debate strategy. This is messed up on every level. If this is not illegal, it should be.
— Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) February 27, 2023