An attorney for Fox News whistleblower Abby Grossberg has confirmed that Fox News whistleblower Abby Grossberg—the former producer on Tucker Carlson Tonight who’s suing the host and other executives at the network that DOJ’s Special Counsel Jack Smith has requested access to some of the recordings in her possession. Although the lawyer didn’t specify exactly which tapes Smith asked for, Grossberg has a tape of Senator Ted Cruz (Coupman Qruz) discussing overthrowing the election with Fox’s Maria Bartiromo. He later confirmed that Jack Smith requested that particular tape.
The tape dated January 2, 2021, aired on MSNBC’s Ari Melber’s primetime show. He asked the lawyer if the DOJ was “one of those entities,” the lawyer replied “yes.” He then confirmed, after being prompted by Melber, that it was the special counsel—Jack Smith—who got in touch.
The Jan. 2, 2021, recording, provided to The Washington Post by Grossberg’s attorney, largely mirrors previous reports and public statements made by Cruz about efforts to overturn the election results. But the tape featuring a previously private conversation among Cruz, Grossberg and Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on the push to deny the certification of Joe Biden’s victory on Jan. 6, 2021, sheds new light on the scope of Cruz’s scheming to assist Donald Trump in overturning Biden’s victory.
Cruz says in the recorded conversation that he successfully organized 11 senators to object to the electoral certification as the mechanism to establish a commission.Cruz was the first senator to object to the electoral college results, joining Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) in challenging Arizona’s electoral certification. The Post has previously reported on Cruz’s proposal of delaying the certification of the electoral college results to spark a 10-day “audit” that could enable GOP state legislatures to overturn the election results.
Coupman Qruz is bigly upset:
***We’ll let Special Counsel Jack Smith decide that one, Ted.