Lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems have filed at least 21 requests for the Trump election campaign organization and its surrogates to preserve records related to their coverage of the election, and their theory that election fraud occurred and to retract false information.
According to Law & Crime, the 21 letters filed by Clare Locke LLP are a result of potential defamation litigation by Dominion Voting Systems against numerous parties which Dominion’s lawyers say falsely accused Dominion of orchestrating a conspiracy to steal the 2020 election from President Donald Trump and hand it to President-elect Joe Biden. This litigation is separate from, but related to the defamation suit filed last week by Dominion Vice President of Product Strategy Dr. Eric Coomer.
On Dec. 14, another major voting systems company, Florida-based Smartmatic, has also threatened legal action against those making baseless claims against its voting systems and questioning the results of the 2020 election, calling it “a disinformation campaign.”
Dozens of people and media organizations are named in this latest demand to preserve communications records. They include: Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs, attorney Lin Wood, Fox News’ Sean Hannity, radio host Rush Limbaugh, the code-named “Spyder” operative Josh Merritt, Colorado conservative activist Joseph Oltmann, “Exhibit Q” witness Russell Ramsland, Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani witness Mellissa Carone, Newsmax’s Greg Kelly, and Fox’s Maria Bartiromo.
The media entities sent records preservation/media retraction requests to: Fox News, One America News, Newsmax, The Epoch Times, and the Executive Office of the President.
Dominion attorney Thomas Clare described the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani as a disinformation “architect” of a “smear campaign against the company,” and went on to warn that litigation is “imminent.”
According to a tweet by Adam Klasfeld of Klasfeld Reports, counsel for Dominion Voting Systems commented on the non-retraction saying, “Instead of retracting the false statements about Dominion—as detailed in our last letter—Newsmax instead decided to double down on its libel while simultaneously claiming to ‘clarify’ its news coverage.”