During his Thursday night broadcast, Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson seemed surprised and disappointed by Trump election attorney Sidney Powell. After hearing her testimony describing how the Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic allegedly managed to flip an incredibly large number of Trump votes to Joe Biden, thus handing him the election, Carlson claims his show texted her for evidence.
"On Sunday night," Carlson began, "we texted her after watching one of her segments. What Powell was describing would amount to the single greatest crime in American history, millions of votes stolen in a day. Democracy destroyed. The end of our centuries-old system of self-government — not a small thing."
Though many commentators have dismissed her claims as conspiratorial and lacking evidence, Carlson insists his program, which he called the "most open-minded show on television," took her seriously.
"We took Sidney Powell seriously. We had no intention of fighting with her. We've always respected her work," Carlson reiterated. "We simply wanted to see the details. How could you not want to see them? So, we invited Sidney Powell on the show. We would've given her the whole hour. We would've given her the entire week, actually, and listened quietly the whole time at rapt attention. That's a big story. But she never sent us any evidence, despite a lot of requests — polite requests. Not a page."
Carlson went on to say that Powell eventually "got angry" with his program's requests, and told them to cease contacting her. The highest-rated cable news host said that the press conference held by Trump's attorneys Thursday, including Powell, offered no actual evidence to support the claims.
Carlson also alleged that according to his sources in the White House, Powell has also not revealed any of her evidence to a single member of the Trump campaign.