DANA PERINO (FOX NEWS ANCHOR): Dominion, the company that — they —
KARL ROVE (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Software.
PERINO: Yeah, the software company. You know, there was an accusation in that press conference that there’s some ties to Venezuela and more, you know, other things here. They’ve just put out a statement completely denying all of it. And I wouldn’t be surprised if they decided to take some sort of action against this. Because as you said, they have these allegations out there smearing an American company. But where — are they going to take it to court, and where would they take that to court?
ROVE: Well, they would take it to court; they’re headquartered in Denver, so conceivably it could be there, or it could be where the statements were made. I mean, this is one of the things they could — they could claim that these statements were made publicly, and either hurt them in their place of business, or they could find a friendly venue someplace where they could bring this.
But look, the onus is not on the company now. The onus is on the accusations. These accusations have been made, and Mr. Giuliani and Ms. Powell, either on behalf of themselves or on behalf of the president’s campaign, have an obligation to the American people now to either prove these allegations or withdraw them. You can’t leave this kind of stuff out there in the aftermath of the election and just sort of leave it there and not do what is necessary to prove those allegations in a court of law.
If they’re accurate, then the American people deserve to know it and our courts need to take appropriate action to deal with the outcome of the election. If they’re false, we need to know that as the American people and thereby judge the credibility of Mayor Giuliani and Ms. Powell.