The lawsuit further alleges that the story was concocted under the watchful eyes of the White House, particularly the President and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
“Rod Wheeler, a longtime paid commentator for the news network, alleges Fox News and the Trump supporter intended to deflect public attention from growing concern about the administration’s ties to the Russian government. His suit charges that a Fox News reporter created quotations out of thin air and attributed them to him to propel her story.
On April 20, a month before the story ran, Ed Butowsky (wealthy Dallas investor) and Wheeler — the investor and the investigator — met at the White House with then Press Secretary Sean Spicer to brief him on what they were uncovering.
The first page of the lawsuit quotes a voicemail and text from Butowsky boasting that President Trump himself had reviewed drafts of the Fox News story just before it went to air and was published.”