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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:22 PM

Vindman's Lawyer Asks Fox News to Retract Espionage Allegation

Source: New York Times

Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman is hitting back at the smear campaign against him.

A lawyer for Colonel Vindman, the National Security Council’s Ukraine expert, sent a warning letter to Fox News on Wednesday seeking a retraction or correction of an October segment hosted by one of the network’s biggest personalities, Laura Ingraham, which baselessly suggested that the colonel, a decorated Iraq war veteran, might be guilty of espionage.

The letter sent by David Pressman, a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner, the law firm run by David Boies, also highlighted inflammatory statements made on the network by others, including President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., who has repeatedly attacked Colonel Vindman, and Tucker Carlson, another prominent Fox host.

“LTC Vindman and his family have been forced to examine options, including potentially moving onto a military base, in order to ensure their physical security in the face of threats rooted in the falsehood that Fox News originated,” Mr. Pressman wrote in the letter.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/us/vindmans-lawyer-asks-fox-news-to-retract-espionage-allegation.html

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Reply Vindman's Lawyer Asks Fox News to Retract Espionage Allegation (Original post)
brooklynite Nov 20 OP
leftieNanner Nov 20 #1
OldBaldy1701E Nov 21 #13
beachbumbob Nov 20 #2
politicaljunkie41910 Nov 20 #3
lagomorph777 Nov 20 #4
iluvtennis Nov 20 #5
hibbing Nov 20 #6
crickets Nov 20 #7
pangaia Nov 20 #10
SunSeeker Nov 20 #8
calimary Nov 20 #9
OldBaldy1701E Nov 21 #12
riversedge Nov 20 #11

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:24 PM

1. More Fox News Scum

I wonder how LTC Vindman is paying his legal bills. I'm sure they are steep.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 07:34 AM

13. It seems as if...

Faux is creating a means for him to pay them all. One good lawsuit should do it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:35 PM

2. Definitely a basis for a civil suit.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:37 PM

3. Glad he's got a lawyer. Should sue the pants off that network. My hopes for LTC Vindman is that he

will soon be a wealthy man thanks to FOX. God Bless America and you too, LTC Vindman. Thank you for your service.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:45 PM

4. I hope this nets $$$ for Vindman.

Or at least public humiliation for Ingrahamcracker et al.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:39 PM

5. + agree

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:08 PM

6. Ingraham and the Newt disparaged him the other night n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:32 PM

7. FOX knows better. There's no excuse for this.

Accusing him of a capital crime just to get ratings is low, even for them.

I hope Vindman's lawyers smack them hard.

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Response to crickets (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:15 PM

10. They ALWAYS know better.

There is no excuse for ANYTHING they do...

Fox should be run out of town on a rail....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:45 PM

8. Sick 'em, Boies!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:43 PM

9. WOW - this is key:

"...in order to ensure their physical security in the face of threats rooted in the falsehood that Fox News originated."

Things that make you go "hmmmmmm..." like whether Pox Noise is deliberately trying to get those people killed.

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 07:33 AM

12. BINGO!

And, certain media have already shown the Colonel's wife in crisp, clear imagery. (Not just Faux I am afraid). This is unacceptable. Yet, it is also S.O.P. for certain media, who need to feel as if they are doing something other than writing news. (Thank the oligarchs who bought all the TV stations and then told their news shows that they were just another slot on the board and had to generate ratings or be canceled. News used to be a public service, and was untainted by capitalism... as Queen so perfectly put it... another one bites the dust, namely the ability to offer news without bias.)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:46 PM

11. Laura Ingraham ought to be given some time off without pay

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