(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – Fox News host Sean Hannity admitted under oath that he “did not believe” for “one second” the claims of mass voter fraud in the 2020 election. Hannity’s testimony was part of the court depositions released on Wednesday in the Delaware Superior Court as part of a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News brought by Dominion Voting Systems.
In response to the questions in the deposition, Hannity had to disclose whether or not he thought any of the false claims made by former President Trump’s attorney Sidney Powell in November 2020 had been true. Powell had told Hannity that in the 2020 election there had been widespread voter fraud and that the Dominion Voting System machinery had been used in order for the election results to be switched.
Hannity in the released depositions answered that “I did not believe it for one second.”
Dominion is suing Fox News for defamation, saying that the false claims regarding the voting machines used in the 2020 election have led to financial losses for the company.
Trump’s legal team and the former president’s allies had made several appearances on Fox News and other conservative networks to make their false allegations regarding the voting machines. However, as part of the case, Dominion will need to prove that Fox journalists knew that the claims had been false and that they acted “with a reckless disregard for the truth.”
Stephen Shackelford, an attorney for Dominion, argued during the case that the company had strong evidence to suggest that the journalists knew that the stolen election claims were false, but they chose to support them anyway.
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