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Final Guest on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' Announces He Will Be Releasing Something Big About Ex-Fox News Host

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Journalist and author Chadwick Moore said in a video posted to social media Monday that Tucker Carlson’s ouster last month from Fox News was allegedly part of a settlement agreement the network reached with Dominion Voting Systems days before.

Moore — who was a guest on the final episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on April 21 — has been writing a biography about Carlson over the last year.

Concerning Dominion Moore said: “It has now been reported that his firing was a condition demanded by Dominion as part of the settlement with Fox. Although Dominion has denied this, my sources have intimate knowledge of the situation, and they have assured me, even before this news leaked, that that is in fact the truth.”

“If that is true, it would mean that a small group of people, who have a controlling interest in Dominion, have managed to silence what is arguably the most important and influential conservative voice in the country, possibly until after the next presidential election,” he added.

Carlson shared Moore’s post.

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Fox News agreed to pay Dominion $787.5 million in a defamation suit claiming that the news outlet’s coverage regarding the use of its voting machines in the 2020 election hurt the company’s reputation in the industry, according to an April 18 story by The Associated Press — just days before Carlson’s final episode.

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Dominion had been suing Fox for $1.6 billion.

Fox News announced Carlson’s removal from the air on Monday, April 24.

Variety reported that Carlson spoke with one of Fox Corp.’s eight board members two days later. Carlson was told his firing was a condition of Fox News’ settlement with Dominion, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the conversation.

“The unnamed board member told Carlson that the condition does not appear in any of the settlement’s documents, and instead was a verbal agreement. If Fox didn’t comply, the settlement was off, Carlson was told,” the outlet said.

“Dominion had plenty of leverage given that the $787.5 million deal to settle Dominion’s defamation suit against the network wouldn’t officially close until late-May.”

Variety noted that other Fox News personalities had said more about Dominion’s machines on-air in the aftermath of the 2020 election than Carlson.

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“But Dominion was looking for the best way to maim the conservative news network, and forcing Fox News to cut ties with the most-watched personality in cable news would deal a potentially insurmountable blow and lead to a viewer exodus, according to Carlson’s understanding.”

“That condition was intended to hurt Fox, and Tucker is just collateral damage,” a source familiar with the matter said. “Dominion wanted to punish Fox, and it’s working.”

Both Dominion and Fox have denied Carlson’s removal was part of the settlement agreement.

A Fox News spokeswoman called it “categorically false” in a statement to Variety.

Dominion issued a statement to the outlet saying, “As the Fox principals who negotiated the settlement well know, Dominion made no demands about Tucker Carlson’s employment orally or in writing.

“Any claims otherwise are categorically false and a thinly veiled effort to further damage Dominion. Fox should take every effort to stop these lies immediately.”

The Los Angeles Times reported last month, based on unnamed sources, that the decision to fire Carlson came right from Fox Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch.

Part of the reason for the move was that Murdoch was not pleased with Carlson’s coverage of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion, specifically when he questioned what role federal law enforcement agencies may have played that day.

Moore said in his Monday video, “I’ve also seen the monologue that Tucker planned to deliver on Monday, April 24 before his show was abruptly taken off the air.”

“That monologue dealt with, among other things, investigations around January 6 and particularly Ray Epps, the only person captured on video inciting people to violence at the Capitol that day and allegedly an FBI informant, who still has not been arrested or charged,” he added.

“Ironically a good part of the monologue also dealt with the people and forces that are trying to silence him, like [Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York] and others in government,” Moore said.

In Jan 2022, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas questioned then-FBI Assistant Executive Director Jill Sanborn regarding whether Epps was an FBI informant and whether the bureau had any informants among the crowd at the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6.

Cruz asked specifically if Epps was “a Fed” to which Sanborn responded, “Sir, I cannot answer that question.”

She gave the same response as to whether the FBI had any agents or informants present, citing not being able to reveal the agency’s sources and methods.

CBS News reported last month, “If you’re wondering what the FBI has to say about all this — for the past two years it has said nothing. After repeated queries by ’60 Minutes,’ late this past week the Bureau issued this statement: ‘Ray Epps has never been an FBI source or an FBI employee.'”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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