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Trump Sues CNN for “Reckless” Russia Reporting

President Donald Trump, fed up with the “Fake News Media” is hitting one of his biggest opponents, CNN, where it really hurts – in the pocket book! The president is suing the network for its “reckless” coverage of him, and purported ties to Russian collusion in the 2016 election.

At the close of last week, The Trump campaign filed a libel lawsuit against CNN claiming the outlet published an opinion piece that contained “false and defamatory” statements about the president.

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The complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on Friday, centers on a piece from June, according to Fox News. CNN is based in Atlanta.

“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,” Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis said.

The piece at the center of the lawsuit was written by former Federal Election Commission general counsel Larry Noble and titled, “Soliciting dirt on your opponents from a foreign government is a crime. Mueller should have charged Trump campaign officials with it.”

The piece made the case that special counsel Robert Mueller was wrong not to criminally charge members of the Trump campaign with conspiring with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. Noble said Mueller “apparently,” thought it was “reasonable to assume that top officials” for a presidential candidate were “ignorant to the ban on accepting support from a foreign government,” and that it was “a strained view of the evidence.”

The Trump campaign’s complaint argued that CNN was aware the statements in the article were false “because there was an extensive record of statements from the Campaign and the administration expressly disavowing any intention to seek Russian assistance” and still published it.

The president’s legal team sent a letter to the publisher requesting a retraction and an apology last month, but CNN refused.

CNN has yet to comment on the filing of the lawsuit.

The piece does contain a disclaimer that it is an “opinion piece” and therefore does not represent the views of the network. The note says that Nobel “is a CNN contributor and has served as general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center and executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author; view more opinion at CNN.”

This lawsuit against CNN is the third in a series of libel complaints that the Trump campaign has filed against major media outlets in recent weeks. They also filed complaints against the Washington Post and New York Times regarding opinion pieces they also allege were “libelous.”

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8 Comments on this post.
  • Rotondaron
    9 March 2020 at 4:17 pm
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    Great! I hope Trump gets hundreds of millions of $’s, & puts CNN, out of business! Perhaps, some of the “other” lame stream Media, will take notice, & start putting integrity, & honor, back in Journalism!

    Why does America, even give them any notice? They have Trump derangement syndrome, & are not worth the paper, ‘air”, or listening that they once had! The *Demoncrat *Libretards, are mostly “BRAIN DEAD”, & without patriotism, self responsibility, or Honor! How do I know that? Just listen to the “so called” leadership of the *Demoncrat party……look very closely at their evil, & mis-guided platform…..Anyone that can take a human baby’s life, with no remorse, pander to ALien “kids”, & parents, allow them to vote, & give them everything they need in life, without them working? Educate them, give them medical….& when they break the law…..arrest them, & simply allow them to go back into the public, without paying for their crime?

    “Good God Y’all…..Demoncrats….’What are they good for”….Absolutely Nuthin!” { end of quote}….SO SAD!

  • Rotondaron
    9 March 2020 at 4:29 pm
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    Go Gettum President Trump! make them pay! America, must have integrity, & honor in Journalism, or it’s just all “NATIONAL ENQUIRER”, TYPE REPORTING! With the money he gets,,,,,he can start “Trump News Truth reporting!”…{ That will keep Fox News honest also!}…….GO TRUMP! 4 MORE YEARS…..PENCE 8 YRS…..DONALD J. TRUMP JR…8 YRS…& SO IT SHOULD GO!

  • Wendy Dennison
    9 March 2020 at 4:38 pm
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    I say more power to our President ! The news media needs to be held accountable each and every time they abuse their position especially against our President !

  • ian fleck
    9 March 2020 at 5:15 pm
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    its about time too these people think they can do what they like

  • Robert D Schultz
    9 March 2020 at 5:54 pm
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    Everything CNN said about Trump is clearly understated. Not only has CNN been accurate in the face of over 2000 Trump lies but now Trump has the audacity to sue CNN. If anything Trump should have been convicted of the impeachment charges that were proven to be true and accurate.

  • John Abney
    9 March 2020 at 6:14 pm
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    It’s about time they should have held accountable for every slanderous premeditated lie. “We the People” held the opinion they were to report the real news and not made up fables or false reports and being one sided liberals. Twisting the truth and the facts and falsely making up stories to protect the guilty. Deception of any type is a lie.
    Enough is enough “We the People” are finished with these Bastards.Democrats deep state they are Criminals and should be held accountable for their crimes against America and “We the People” the true Patriots. We hold these truths to be self evident. May GOD Himself bless you and our country. Let Freedom ring.Let Liberty and Justice prevail. John Abney

  • Lindita Rustem Macuku
    10 March 2020 at 4:08 pm
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    Glad to hear that

  • pamela
    10 March 2020 at 5:29 pm
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    this is the reason American is helping Donald trump make American great by wearing red , God toll Trump to wear a red tie so that everyone can see you . So we are helping Trump Make American Great Again.

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