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Fox News moves to dismiss Seth Rich-WikiLeaks lawsuit

A photo of Rod Wheeler's lawsuit. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Fox News has filed a motion to dismiss contributor Rod Wheeler's federal court claim that the network fabricated quotes from him to bolster a now-retracted story linking Seth Rich's murder to WikiLeaks. The network argues that Wheeler should have brought the case to arbitration under his employment contract with Fox News and, alternatively, that Wheeler made substantively similar statements in television interviews to the allegedly fabricated quotes.