Fox News published a "bombshell" story in May 2017 about the death of Rich, expounding on a claim from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that the DNC staffer's death was connected to the 2016 leak of thousands of Democratic Party emails in 2016.
The motivation behind the story, published a week after the firing of FBI Director James Comey created a firestorm, was to "shift the blame from Russian Federation and help put to bed speculation that President Trump colluded with Russian Federation", the suit said.
According to Wheeler's suit, Butowsky, a Dallas wealth manager with ties to White House adviser Steve Bannon, met with Sean Spicer, then a White House spokesman, to inform him about the article involving Rich.
The key claim in a lawsuit filed by television commentator Rod Wheeler Tuesday against Fox News and a Republican donor is contradicted by a public statement made by Wheeler.
"A couple minutes ago I got a note that we have the full attention of the White House on this and tomorrow, let's close this deal", Butowski said.
Fox says it's "completely erroneous" to suggest it pushed the story to distract from the Russian Federation investigation.
In his lawsuit, Wheeler claims that because of the reporting in the Fox News story, and the network's decision to use him as the only source, he "was subsequently forced to correct the false record, and, as a result, lost all credibility in the eyes of the public".
"Additionally, FOX News vehemently denies the race discrimination claims in the lawsuit-the dispute between Zimmerman and Rod Wheeler has nothing to do with race".
The AP reports that White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed the issue today at a White House briefing.
The text message was allegedly followed up with a voicemail to Wheeler. NPR said Fox News refused to allow Zimmerman to comment.
Fox has said it will continue to investigate the story and provide updates as warranted but has not yet said it was wrong.
The 27-year-old Rich was shot in Washington in July 2016 in what police believe to have been a failed robbery. "But don't feel the pressure". Butowsky said they ultimately talked more about shirts than Seth Rich.
Fox New's story about Rich originally aired in May, but was retracted a week later.
The first quote read: "My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks".
Butowsky did not seem pleased when Cuomo suggested the story didn't seem to make sense in light of Butowsky's meeting with Spicer, despite claims that he didn't know him well. He said if I wanted to, he could put me in touch with the white house general counsel.
He added, "As Ed himself has noted, he has never met the president and the White House had nothing to do with his story".
Wheeler said Butowsky later told him the fabricated quotes from him were included in the article "because that is the way the president wants the article". Rich's family urged Fox News to leave their son alone, and eventually, the conservative media outlet deleted the Seth Rich story from its website, stating it did not meet company editorial standards.
Doris Payne was caught shoplifting at a Walmart outside of Atlanta when an officer saw her shoving things into her purse . She was the subject of a documentary , The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne , which is available now on Netflix .
Lows through this period will be in the upper 60s/ low 70s with partly cloudy conditions and lingering rain chances. Friday , a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a storm after 2 p.m.
Home-crowd favourite Katinka Hosszu can win her second individual medley title of these championships in the women's 400m final. But Ledecky, a D.C. area native and the star of the 2016 Olympic Games, may look back at Budapest with a little disappointment.
Yakir Bechler, chief operating officer of Kela, says it's not clear what the future holds for the surviving black-market sites. Darknet drug websites have thrived following the appearance - and subsequent takedown - of illegal goods bazaar Silk Road .
Three of the gang suspects were killed while four people were wounded during a shootout with Moscow Regional Court's guards. The group of Central Asian nationals was suspected of killing 17 motorists in the Moscow area between 2012 and 2014.
The armymen allegedly damaged desktops and laptops at the police station, besides tearing off the Daily Diary (DD), they said. The incident took place yesterday at around 10.30 p.m when a few army personnel were returning from Amarnath Yatra.
One look at the model's Twitter timeline is enough for anyone to notice how she really feels about the US President. "It's insane. Her tweet has since collected over 1.7 lakh "likes" and more than 38,000 retweets - and still very much counting.
McCormick shares dropped 0.1 percent in New York Tuesday before the announcement and have gained about 4 percent this year. Last April, McCormick acquired Australia's Botanical Food Company, which makes the Gourmet Garden brand of packaged herbs.
Police investigate body in freezer
Debbie said investigators are pulling Graves' dental records to compare them to the body, which hasn't been identified yet. WFMJ reports that Arturo Novoa , 31, and Katrina Layton , 34, were taken into custody over the weekend.
Trump tweets about new chief of staff
Asked what he meant by including Priebus, Scaramucci said, "If Reince wants to explain he's not the leaker, he can do that". And then there was that stunning takedown of him in that expletive-laden interview he gave to The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza.
Harmful Emissions Causes Audi To Recall 8.5 Lakh Cars
Luxury vehicle maker Audi, a division of Volkswagen said it would update engine software on up to 850,000 diesel-engined cars. Some will say that there is no smoke without fire but for now, Is actually not concerned / investigated.
Protests over Polish government's take-over of its Supreme Court
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have descended into the streets across the country in recent days to protest the proposed law. Prime Minister Beata Szydlo says the legislation is an internal matter and the government will not bow to any foreign pressure.
Derrick Rose to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers?
Apart from re-signing their own, the only outside moves that the Cavs have made is inking Jose Calderon and Jeff Green. Derrick Rose and his agent could meet with the Bulls this weekend, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.
Beijing calls on U.S. to ease trade rules
His administration has threatened new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang. Commerce Department spokesman said that "We hope to report further progress on the 100-day deliverables next week".