On Monday, NewsNation’s Brian Entin reported that a tent had been erected up in front of the courthouse. The tent is there to shield the trial’s witnesses from prying eyes before the much-anticipated trial begins.
To the tune of $1.6 billion, Dominion Voting Systems is suing Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, for slander. According to Dominion, the network allowed multiple hosts and guests to falsely claim that the company helped rig the 2020 election to defeat then-President Donald Trump.
Fox has maintained that it is clear and that the First Amendment safeguards its right to report freely.
The judge’s decision has pushed back the trial’s scheduled start date of Monday. Fox News is reportedly trying to settle the case so that on-air personalities like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity don’t have to testify in court. The chairman of Fox Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, is also a named witness.
We figured Rupert Murdoch, Tucker Carlson, and Sean Hannity might walk in through the courthouse’s front door,” Entin added. To some extent, we just assumed they’d show up. But we learned something interesting today that might surface in their testimony if this case goes to trial.
In his explanation, Entin mentioned that he had photographed the courthouse’s rotunda.
We expect Murdoch and other high-profile witnesses to drive directly into that tent, which they have constructed,” he said. “They constructed this tent.” Nothing will be on display for your inspection. They leave the car and sneak inside, unaware of any potential surveillance systems.
Entin continued by saying that a tent similar to this one had been used in court during an earlier trial involving Elon Musk.