President Trump Sues Mainstream News Network Over RussiaGate ‘Hoax’
The Commander in Chief may soon have his revenge against CNN.
For much of Donald Trump’s presidency, the former New York City real estate mogul has been shouting from the rooftops about “fake news”.
Trump, a man with more than a little television experience himself, has long insisted that the bias seen throughout the cable news industry has turned these networks into little more than propaganda outlets, some of whom exist solely to denigrate the conservative way of life here in America.
As far as Presidents go, Trump is highly unique in this lashing out against the mainstream media, and his latest legal maneuver puts him in even rarer air indeed.
President Trump’s re-election campaign filed a libel lawsuit against CNN on Friday for publishing “false and defamatory” statements about seeking Russia’s help in the 2020 election.
“The complaint alleges CNN was aware of the falsity at the time it published them but did so for the intentional purpose of hurting the campaign while misleading its own readers in the process… the campaign filed this lawsuit against CNN and the preceding suits against The New York Times and The Washington Post to hold the publishers accountable for their reckless false reporting and also to establish the truth,” Senior Legal Adviser to Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. Jenna Ellis told Fox News.
Fox News obtained the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia where CNN is located. It states in part that CNN claimed Trump’s campaign “assessed the potential risks and benefits of again seeking Russia’s help in 2020 and has decided to leave that option on the table.”
President Trump faced no charges after a thorough and costly investigation into the RussiaGate conspiracy concluded, allowing the Commander in Chief to repeatedly claim “total exoneration”.
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