Trump campaign sues CNN

Trump campaign sues CNN

President Trump’s reelection campaign is suing CNN for defamation over opinion columns about Russian efforts to assist his 2016 presidential bid. The lawsuit accuses CNN of publishing a libelous opinion piece about Russia’s efforts to influence US elections. ’The statements were and are 100% false and defamatory’, said a legal adviser for the campaign.

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Anne
Anne 2 months

I do not think that the Trump campaign has much of a case. An earlier Supreme Court decision said op ed columns and letters to the editor are opinions and--as long as they are not deliberate lies intended to damage the other person. Many--including pretty much the whole the US intelligence system--believe the 2016 Trump campaign was aided by Putin-controlled computer trolls. It is not defamatory to say I believe they are right.

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