Trump Files Libel Suit Against the New York Times

Trump Files Libel Suit Against the New York Times February 27, 2020

Trump has long argued that media outlets that publish anything he doesn’t like should be sued and now he’s following through on that, filing a libel suit against the New York Times for allegedly claiming that the Trump campaign had a deal with Putin to damage Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.

Jenna Ellis must know that this suit will never get past a motion to dismiss. Suing a news outlet is damn near impossible and that goes double for a politician. Coincidentally, the key judicial precedent here is another suit against the same news outlet, New York Times v Sullivan. It was a 9-0 ruling that has been precedent for more than half a century. This case never sees the inside of a courtroom other than for the judge to dismiss it.

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