Lawsuit Claims White House Involvement in Discredited Fox News Story

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White House spokesman Sean Spicer speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

A lawsuit filed this week claims that President Trump played a role in the discredited Fox News story that slain Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich may have leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks. The lawsuit, filed by Fox commentator Rod Wheeler, claims Fox News and a wealthy Trump supporter concocted the story with the involvement and approval of President Trump and then-press secretary Sean Spicer. Forum discusses the allegations with NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik, who broke the story of the lawsuit.

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David Folkenflik,
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