Fox News personalities Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs will be deposed in late October in conjunction with a lawsuit filed by the parents of Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who was murdered in 2016. Hannity, Dobbs, and guests on Fox News in 2017 promoted a conspiracy theory that originated on the internet, suggesting that Rich was murdered for providing DNC documents to Wikileaks. Investigators said Rich's murder was the result of a botched robbery and found no evidence that Rich ever passed documents to Wikileaks.
- Fox News retracted a story on Rich published in May 2017 by Malia Zimmerman, but did not apologize or explain why the article was published without proper vetting.
- In 2018, Rich's parents sued Fox News, Zimmerman, and Fox News guest Ed Butowsky, who convinced the Rich family to allow former homicide detective Rod Wheeler to investigate the murder.
- Dobbs' deposition is scheduled for Oct. 7; Hannity's will take place on Oct. 30.