Giuliani’s Star ‘Fraud’ Witness Hit With Defamation Legal Notice

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Donald Trump is not ready to admit that he’s a loser in the 2020 presidential election, and he’s gathered quite an interesting array of supporters to help push his theories on the voter fraud that led to his fake loss. Some of those supporters, ones who have publicly and even under oath in court, received letters from attorneys for Dominion, the company who makes vote tabulating machines, who Trump has used as his new code word for corruption in our election system.

As it turns out, Dominion isn’t all that pleased with the attacks against their company, and they let people like Rudy Giuliani, Sydney Powell, and Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo demanding that they preserve all communications that may be used in an upcoming defamation lawsuit against them. One of those to receive the letter was Giuliani’s “star witness” in a court case, Melissa Carone, who claimed to work for Dominion, where she witnessed fraud related to the 2020 election. Carone became the subject of a Saturday Night Live skit that pointed out the absurdity of her performance and the claims made about the election.

According to Law & Crime, attorneys Thomas Clare and Megan Meier wrote in the letter:

‘You gained international infamy earlier this month as Rudy Giuliani’s so-called ‘star witness’ who could supposedly corroborate outlandish accusations that Dominion has somehow rigged or otherwise improperly influenced the outcome of the Nov. 2020 U.S. presidential election. Without a shred of corroborating evidence, you have claimed that you witnessed several different versions of voter fraud—ranging from one story involving a van, to other accusations that votes were counted multiple times. You published these statements even though you knew all along that your attacks on Dominion have no basis in reality.’

As it turns out, Carone does not and has never worked for Dominion. She was hired through a staffing agency for a single day of doing simple work during the elections. As such, she has none of the insider information about Dominion or their voting machines that she claimed to have in court.

‘We write to you now because you have positioned yourself as a prominent leader of the ongoing misinformation campaign by pretending to have some sort of ‘insider’s knowledge’ regarding Dominion’s business activities, when in reality you were hired through a staffing agency for one day to clean glass on machines and complete other menial tasks.’

Documents that Carone was instructed to preserve included communications between herself and Giuliani, as well as former Trump legal team attorney Sydney Powell, who was later distanced from the legal team because her claims were equally as nutty as those made by Carone.

‘The letter further demanded that Carone cease making any additional “defamatory claims against Dominion” and preserve all documents relating to such claims, warning her that “litigation regarding these issues is imminent.” Relevant documents include any and all communications Carone may have had with “Kraken” attorney Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, Jenna Ellis, Rudy Giuliani and any other member of the Trump campaign. The lawyers also demand preservation of records for “every” person who has “compensated” Carone—or “any entity” related to her—for “making public statements” about Dominion.’

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