Trump Loses Major Libel Lawsuit Against CNN
Donald Trump isn't just losing his lawsuits related to the election, he's losing other lawsuits, too! A federal judge this week tossed out a lawsuit that Trump's lawyers had brought against CNN for libel, where they alleged that an opinion piece by the network was written with malicious judge didn't see it that way, and Farron Cousins explains what's happening.
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In case you were wondering how some of the other lawsuits Donald Trump has filed, uh, over the years, over the months, whatever it is, uh, you know, cause we've talked a lot recently about Donald Trump's failed legal challenges to the 2020 election, but those aren't the only lawsuits the guy has going on right now. In fact, he had one against CNN that, uh, just yesterday went down in flames. This was a libel suit that he and his lawyers had filed against CNN alleging that an opinion columnists, uh, by the name of Larry Noble, uh, to the CNN website
Had libeled Donald Trump
Shortly after the release of the Mueller report. So that's how far back this lawsuit goes, uh, by saying, uh, quote, the Trump 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. It was that
Statement, according to the lawsuit that was filed by Trump's lawyers that led
Head to the libel and they said in their lawsuit, this is false.
The guy stated this as fact,
And he did it with me
Malice with actual malice. And they knew to include that in the complaint because that's actually one of the things you have to be able to prove in a libel lawsuit, especially against a politician, because the threshold for them being able to Sue for libel is so much higher than an average person. Uh, so they decided like, well, if we put actual malice in there, of course the judge is gonna say yes, because we put the word in there. We don't have to prove it. If we just say it. And the judge, uh, in the ruling said, um,
You didn't give any proof,
What am I supposed to do here? You say it was done with malice. And then you literally didn't show me how it was done with malice. Now, CNN, on the other hand had tried to argue that, Hey, you can't take what this guy says. As fact he's an opinion columnist. And the judge said, okay, that's also a stupid argument. I'm not buying that one either. But luckily for you, these guys didn't provide any proof.
So you were allowed.
Judge says you can refile the case. Absolutely. If you get proof that it was done with malice, that the guy intentionally lied to her,
Donald Trump. Now, listen, this, this is
Pretty outrageous statement that the guy made you cannot prove this. And it was stated in such a way as to appear as
Fact. Now I agree
What the CNN opinion, calmness, uh, Larry Nobel. I agree with what he wrote though. I think most of us do. And that's because as the Mueller report pointed out and as Mueller pointed out in his press conference, uh,
That's basically what happened. We know
That Russia did. In fact, in the 2016 election, that's not a disputed that's laid out in the Mueller report. We do know they were seeking to interfere again in 2020. And we do know that Donald Trump and his administration did nothing to discourage that kind of interference
In 2020 now,
Challenging those things does not make you a Russia gate, conspiracy theorist. It makes you somebody who understands what a fact
It is because unlike some of the other folks in the
Democratic side, I don't see Russia. Every time I close my eyes, right. There is a fine line between say, you know, your Glenn Greenwald's and your Rachel madhouse battle on the opposite side of the spectrum. Rachel madhouse has Russia, Russia, Russia, Glenn Greenwald says Russia's, you know, not, uh, involved in anything. And the truth is actually somewhere in between those Russia's done some bad things, but Russia is not behind every bad thing in the United States, nor have they been very successful in the few things they have attempted here in the United States. And speaking of unsuccessful, this lawsuit filed by the president is also likely to not go anywhere in the future. Because again, if you're going to come out of the gate and say, a guy did something with malice,
You have to back it up.
But as we've seen over the past week with Donald Trump's election fraud, lawsuits, finding evidence and presenting evidence in court, isn't exactly the forte of the lawyers. The Donald Trump seems to pick.