Dominion Hits All-Star Cast of Pro-Trump Pundits With Preservation Of Evidence Letter

Lin Wood, Rudy Giuliani

Trump legal advocates Lin Wood (l.) and Rudy Giuliani address January 6th rally in Washington, D.C. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo Photo credit: Brendan Smialowski, AFP via Getty Images

Dominion Voting Systems’ legal counsel blasted letters to a number of pro-Trump public figures and social media sites on Thursday, demanding they preserve evidence that could lead to possible litigation for defamation.

The election machine company, which has already filed a lawsuit against attorney Sidney Powell and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani seeking $1.3 billion from each of them in damages, looks to be nowhere near done in terms of its legal campaign to clear its name.

New York Times media columnist Ben Smith tweeted Thursday evening, “Dominion just sent letters to the social platforms asking them to preserve posts, and offered a glimpse at their target list.”

Attached to Smith’s tweet were pictures of the letter sent out to the social platforms, which had 22 conservative people and entities listed on it.

“We respectfully request that YouTube preserve and retain all posts, messages, documents, data, and electronically stored information relating in any way to Dominion or the disinformation campaign referenced above. This preservation request applies to posts and comments about Dominion that YouTube has removed for violating its terms of use,” Dominion wrote to YouTube.

Fox News, Newsmax TV, One America News (OAN) were also among the news organizations on Dominion’s demand list.

Notably, Fox News has featured interviews with a Dominion spokesperson and debunked false claims made about the company’s machines switching votes. Yet, Fox News’ coverage and opinion programing of alleged voter fraud in the 2020 election has also resulted in the network being hit with a $2.7 billion lawsuit on Thursday by Smartmatic, an election software company.

Fox News declined to comment on the letter when asked by Mediaite, and Newsmax didn’t return Mediaite’s request for comment.

Fox talent singled out by Dominion included Jeanine PirroMaria BartiromoLou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, and Dan Bongino.

Other notable figures to land on the list included former President Donald Trump and his campaign along with Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis.

Third-tier conservative figures, including Newsmax host Greg Kelly, pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, were further named.

Bongino, Wood, and The Epoch Times were all contacted by Mediaite seeking comment on the letter but didn’t respond by the time of publication.

This post has been updated.

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