Judge tosses Trump lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, dismisses it as ‘manifesto’

By Chloe Folmar

A judge on Friday dismissed former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against his 2016 presidential opponent Hillary Clinton, calling it a “political manifesto.” “Plaintiff is not attempting to seek redress for any legal harm,”

udge Donald Middlebrooks, who was appointed by former President Bill Clinton, wrote. He continued: “Instead, he is seeking to flaunt a two-hundred-page political manifesto outlining his grievances against those that have opposed him, and this Court is not the appropriate forum.”

Trump’s lawsuit took issue with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well as the Democratic National Committee, various former FBI officials and others, saying that they “orchestrated a malicious conspiracy to disseminate patently false and injurious information” when they made claims that the former president had ties to Russia during his 2016 campaign.

However, Middlebrooks argued that most of Trump’s arguments “are not only unsupported by any legal authority but plainly foreclosed by binding precedent.” “What (Trump’s lawsuit) lacks in substance and legal support it seeks to substitute with length, hyperbole, and the settling of scores and grievances,”

he continued. Trump lawyer Erica Knight responded to the ruling, saying that the former president and his team “vehemently disagree” with the opinion. Afternoon Observer Everything you need to know about the day’s news in Charlotte, direct to your inbox Monday-Friday.

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