(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) FOX News host Sean Hannity recently gave a deposition for a lawsuit coming from Dominion Voting Systems, claiming that he did not believe that the voting machines used in the 2020 election were used in a scheme to steal the election from then-incumbent candidate Donald Trump.
In the fallout after the election, Hannity invited lawyer Sidney Powell on his FOX program. According to the New York Times, Powell spent much of her time on the air explaining an alleged algorithm used by Dominion Voting to switch votes from Trump to then-candidate Joe Biden.
In the recent deposition, Hannity claimed that he “did not believe it for one second,” despite his willingness to give her a platform on his show.
This comment by Hannity makes it appear as if the Fox News Network and its constituents dedicated a great deal of time and money towards broadcasting something they believed to be fake.
Hannity’s statement puts both the network and Trump in a though decision.
Dominion’s lawyers, however, claim they have substantial evidence to win the defamation case—a difficult feat in itself.
The lawyers have been carefully examining private email and text messages from executives at all levels of the company; the network provided at least 52,000 pages of documents to the legal team.
Most documents have remained under seal to maintain the private workings of the company.
Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is currently leaping through legal hoops to further investigate the actions of Katie Hobbs’s team, in attempts to ensure the state’s election was free and fair.
Several other reports from lower-level election officials point to suspicious activity among the voting booths and malfunctions from voting machines.
A judge has even gone as far as protecting the company and punishing county-level election officials in a Pennsylvania county.
The Department of State ordered the county to stop using the Dominion machines after an outside group known as Wake TSI audited the results and found irregularities.
“All chain of custody has been broken, and it is now impossible to determine what the state of the Dominion Voting Equipment was immediately after the Wake TSI Inspection.” wrote Commonwealth Court President Judge Renee Cohn Jubeliee in a report.
“That is, the Speckin Inspection rendered the voting equipment unreliable as evidence of what Wake TSI did, and it is impossible to reverse that effect.”