Fox’s Tarlov forced to retract ‘maliciously blatant lie’ about Bobulinski after a letter from his attorney

Fox News’ Jessica Tarlov walked back her sensational claim that a pro-Trump Super PAC was paying the legal fees for Tony Bobulinski, a witness in the Republican impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

Bobulinski, Hunter Biden’s former business associate, testified before a congressional committee on Wednesday and laid out a convincing case about the first family’s international corruption, frustrating leftists like Tarlov who reacted by lying about his relationship with the former president.

But her “maliciously blatant lie” was met by a letter to her employer from Bobulinski’s lawyers vowing to sue for her defamatory statement if she didn’t retract it, which she did on Thursday’s edition of “The Five” on Fox News.

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“I would like to clarify a comment I made yesterday during our discussion of Tony Bobulinski’s appearance at the congressional hearing. During an exchange with my colleagues about the hearing I said that Mr. Bobulinski’s lawyers’ fees have been paid by a Trump super PAC as recently as January,” Tarlov said.

“What was actually said during the hearing was that the law firm representing Mr. Bobulinski was paid by a Trump PAC. I have seen no indication those payments were made in connection with Mr. Bobulinski’s legal fees and he denies that they were,” she admitted.

Tarlov’s lie came as she was spewing the talking points about the day’s hearing, and when co-hosts Jesse Watters and Jeanine Pirro were getting the best of her, she reacted with her blatantly false allegation about Bobulinski and the former president’s PAC.

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“It does make sense because there is not the clear line that you guys have been alleging,” she said.

“Yes there is,” Pirro said as Tarlov shouted over her. “You just have to put the pieces together. Are you so simple that you cannot put together a circumstantial case where you take a piece from here, a piece from there, the money goes there, this is an eyewitness…”

Tarlov then claimed, “Ok, Tony Bobulinski’s lawyers’ fees have been paid by a Trump Super PAC. That’s as recent as January.”

“Ms. Tarlov stated that Mr. Bobulinski’s legal fees are being paid by a Trump Super PAC. This is unequivocally false and defamatory,” wrote attorney Jesse Binnall of the Binnall Law Group in the Thursday letter. “We will immediately file a defamation lawsuit against Fox, and Ms. Tarlov, if this lie is not retracted by Ms. Tarlov on air today, March 21, 2024.”

“Consistent with her pattern of previous conduct, Ms. Tarlov’s comments were intended to be, and are, extremely damaging, making her immediate retraction of the utmost importance,” the letter read.

“It was a mistake to believe Ms. Tarlov’s defamatory comments are without consequence. We will be watching today’s show,” Binnall wrote.

Chris Donaldson

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