(RepublicanDaily.org) – Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the Fox News Corporation, allegedly passed “confidential information” to Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner during the 2020 Presidential Election, Vanity Fair wrote, quoting recent media reports. Kushner served as a senior adviser to the president in the Trump administration.
The accusation is based on a recent court filing by Dominion Voting Systems, and claims that Murdoch gave Jared Kushner “confidential information” about election ads, The Independent UK wrote. The right-leaning media mogul spoke under oath in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit that was filed by Dominion Voting Systems. In his deposition, Murdoch states that Fox News media personalities supported the narrative that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former president Donald Trump.
The confidential information that Murdoch allegedly leaked was reportedly regarding incumbent president Joe Biden’s “strategic” campaign moves. The accusation, which came through “depositions, internal texts, and emails” stated that Murdoch took sensitive information from the Joe Biden Campaign political ads and transferred it to Kushner, to grant Kushner advanced knowledge of Biden’s advertisements and debate preparations.
In his deposition, Murdoch stated that Jared Kushner called him on the night of the Arizona election call, claiming that Kushner said “this is terrible” with regard to the results. While Murdoch stated that he could hear Donald Trump’s voice in the background of the call “shouting,” he told Kushner that the “numbers were the numbers.” At this stage, Murdoch reportedly knew that “no fraud’ had occurred, ” wrote The Independent.
Murdoch claimed, in his deposition, that he would have liked to have been more proactive in denouncing the claims of election fraud early on.
Trump “assailed” Murdoch over his deposition testimony, the BBC reported. Trump claimed that Murdoch had “betrayed” Fox News hosts in his deposition, accusing Murdoch of “selling out his stars.” In a post made to Truth Social, Trump questioned why Murdoch would throw Fox anchors “under the table.” Trump then reiterated the claims that there was an unprecedented rate of “ballot stuffing” in the 2020 election, which served to inflate Biden’s numbers.
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