WHAT ? Now Trump is threatening to sue the January 6 committee, after his goofy lawsuit on CNN
Pathologically litigious former reality game show host Donald Trump has revealed his latest legal madness. In typical amateur style 28-page folderTrump announced he was suing CNN, citing defamation and seeking punitive damages of $475 million.
It’s true. Trump is suing the network he has defamed hundreds of times as “fake” and “the enemy of the people” for defamation. His new complaint comes less than a month after another lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, and nearly fifty other people the lawsuit describes as “his acolytes”, was laughed out of court. The judge ruled that Trump was fair “seeking to post a two hundred page political manifesto outlining his grievances against those who opposed him.”
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Trump’s dossier begins with a paragraph entirely saturated with political rather than legal arguments. He begins by saying that “Plaintiff, President Donald J. Trump, has long been critical of Defendant, Cable News Network, Inc. (“CNN”)” So what? What does this have to do with a rational claim of defamation? He continued…
“Plaintiff, President Donald J. Trump, has long criticized Defendant, Cable News Network, Inc. (“CNN”) – not because CNN misreports the news, but because CNN seeks to create the news (” fake news,” as the plaintiff called in public statements.) Beyond simply highlighting any negative information about the plaintiff and ignoring all positive information about him, CNN has sought to use his massive influence – allegedly as a ‘trusted source of information’ – to defame the plaintiff in the minds of his viewers and readers in an effort to defeat him politically. […]
“CNN attempted to smear the plaintiff with a series of increasingly outrageous, false and defamatory labels of ‘racist’, ‘Russian lackey’, ‘insurgent’ and ultimately ‘Hitler’.
First, CNN’s description of Trump as having “great influence” is a contradiction of his repeated insults over the years calling CNN a failing news company with terrible ratings that no one watches.
Specifically, the core of Trump’s complaint is that CNN’s use of labels describing him as a “racist”, “Russian lackey”, “insurgent”, and comparable to Hitler are defamatory. Apparently, his lawyers did not advise him that the truth is a strong defense against the defamation allegations. And there’s plenty of evidence that CNN’s labels are accurate. It should be interesting to see the court proceedings as the evidence is presented.
Trump’s announcement of this lawsuit was made on his social media scam, Truth Social. In his tedious, childish way, Trump moaned that…
“A lawsuit was filed today against CNN, the once-prestigious news channel that has become a purveyor of disinformation, defamation and fake news on a level that the American public, and indeed the world, cannot. wouldn’t even think possible.” […]
“In the weeks and months ahead, we will also be suing many other fake news media companies for their lies, defamation and wrongdoing, including in relation to ‘The Big Lie’. which they have so often used in reference to their disinformation attack on the 2020 presidential election.”
Trump hasn’t bothered to identify any of the other media companies he’s threatening to sue. But Trump’s animosity toward the press will surely provide him with a long list of what he considers corporate wrongdoers. We can assume it won’t include Fox News, which has been documented to spread more lies, misinformation, and propaganda than any other. “new” organization. If Trump’s lawsuit against CNN succeeds, Fox News better watch out. Then he continued…
Likewise, we can take appropriate action against the Jan 6 Screening Committee because, despite overwhelming evidence, they REFUSED to investigate the massive voter fraud that took place, but are only investigating and harassing people and patriots who complained and asked about it. The rigging and stealing of our presidential election was perhaps the crime of the century, and look what is happening to our country now!”
So Trump thinks he can sue Congress for not investigating the people he wants them to investigate. It doesn’t matter that there isn’t a shred of evidence to support his claims that there was “rigging and theft of our presidential election”. But he still hadn’t finished…
“The screening committee refused to acknowledge, as did Inspector General Biden of the Department of Defense, and others, that days before January 6, I recommended and authorized the deployment of thousands of soldiers to ensure peace, safety, and security on Capitol Hill and across the country. This National Guard offer was rejected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Bowser of Washington, D.C. – The law requires their request, they did not make one, and in turn the country failed.
This accusation that President Pelosi was responsible for the January 6 uprising has been repeatedly denied. PolitiFact’s detailed analysis documented that there is no record of Trump authorizing 20,000 National Guard troops, no evidence that Pelosi refused such authorization, and that she does not have the authority to do so in the first place.
It’s also curious that Trump’s bogus complaint is essentially that Pelosi failed to sufficiently protect the Capitol from his violent supporters. He admits he knew his followers posed a big enough risk to necessitate the removal of thousands of National Guard soldiers.
Trump’s trim also contains this piece: “CNN received the dreaded ‘Pants on Fire!’ designation by PolitiFact for his stories comparing Trump to Hitler.” He refers to the segment in which a CNN guest said that Trump “could be responsible for far more millions of deaths” than Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong.”
Stelter responds to people asking why he did not interrupt Frances after the line: https://t.co/FcVxncCvPp
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 25, 2019
Aside from the fact that this was a guest stance and not CNN’s, Trump should be careful not to quote the “Pants on Fire” designations by PolitiFact. For memory, he has 116. Overall, his statements reviewed by PolitiFact include 83% who are “Half True, Mostly False, False” Where “Pants on fire.” Only 14% were rated “Pretty true” Where “True.” It’s not exactly something to brag about.
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