The Lincoln Project was accused by Fox News host Tucker Carlson of “terrorizing” law firms involved in US election results litigation.
After a high profile campaign against President Donald Trump during the election campaign, the Conservative PAC turned to the Trump team’s legal cases alleging, without evidence, that the November 3rd ballot was compromised by fraud.
The Lincoln Project launched a cross-platform campaign selecting law firms such as Jones Day and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur. Rick Wilson, co-founder of the Lincoln Project, told the Washington Post earlier this month, “These people have now decided that trying to undermine the outcome of a just and fair election is perfectly acceptable to their legal practice.”
Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. He has accused the Lincoln Project of “terrorizing” law firms representing President Donald Trump’s litigation.
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The Lincoln Project tweeted that the staff at these law firms should “step down in protest” for planning “Donald Trump’s unjustified and dangerous attacks on our democracy.” Another post included links to the companies’ LinkedIn pages, where employee details were publicly available.
The Fox Anchor featured a segment on Tucker Carlson tonight, targeting the anti-Trump PAC’s “commercial flash”.
“It wasn’t about promoting a candidate. The aim was simple: to terrorize the commercial clients of a law firm that dared to represent the president’s campaign,” said Carlson.
“Jones Day immediately promised not to get involved in litigation in this election because they were intimidated. So would you.”
Jones Day did not say it was intimidated and made a statement on Nov. 13 stating that it “represents the Pennsylvania GOP”. It said it was not “representing President Trump, his campaign or any related party in an election fraud litigation”.
Carlson continued, “Another law firm, Porter Wright, has withdrawn from representing the Trump campaign because of the pressure placed on it,” he added.
On Nov. 12, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur withdrew from the Pennsylvania litigation, the Post reported.
“Would you like to live in a country where you will not get false legal representation if you have the wrong political beliefs?” Carlson said when he called in Republican Party attorney and official Harmeet Dhillon to discuss the matter. Newsweek has contacted the Lincoln Project for comment.
In the past week and a half, a third law firm also distanced itself from Trump and his claims. On November 10, Snell & Wilmer withdrew from an election lawsuit in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Meanwhile, Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani filed a petition Tuesday to appear on Trump’s behalf in a lawsuit over the Pennsylvania election. According to records, he has not appeared in federal court in nearly three decades.
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