Former Watergate Prosecutor Tells CNN: Defamation Lawsuit ‘Could Actually Change The Behavior of Fox News’

Nick Akerman, the former assistant special prosecutor for Watergate, told CNN’s Ana Cabrera that he thought that the $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit that Smartmatic filed against Fox News and several of its on-air personalities had the potential to “actually change the behavior of Fox News.”

Smartmatic’s lawsuit, filed earlier this week, named Fox News, Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, as well as pro-Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, alleging that the defendants had promoted misinformation that Smartmatic had committed election fraud to steal the 2020 election from former President Donald Trump. News broke a day later that Fox Business was cancelling Dobbs’ show, even though it was the highest-rated program on
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