Judge tosses out Trump lawsuit against Clinton with Gusto

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09 Sep 2022, 1:28 pm

Judge dismisses Trump's lawsuit against Clinton and others as ‘political manifesto’

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A federal judge in Florida has dismissed former President Donald Trump's sprawling racketeering lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and other perceived political enemies such as former FBI Director James Comey and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., blasting it as a 200-page "political manifesto outlining his grievances against those that have opposed him."

What the suit "lacks in substance and legal support it seeks to substitute with length, hyperbole, and the settling of scores and grievances," Judge Donald Middlebrooks said in a scathing 65-page ruling released Thursday night.

Trump filed the suit charging a massive conspiracy involving Clinton, who was the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, the Democratic National Committee, and numerous others who it alleged conspired against him to orchestrate what he's referred to as the "Russia hoax" — an investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia and the Russian government's efforts to aid his campaign.

The judge said Trump's "theory of this case, set forth over 527 paragraphs in the first 118 pages of the amended complaint, is difficult to summarize in a concise and cohesive manner. It was certainly not presented that way. Nevertheless, I will attempt to distill it here. The short version: Plaintiff alleges that the defendants “[a]cting in concert ... maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.”

The judge said the defendants called Trump's allegations “a series of disconnected political disputes that plaintiff has alchemized into a sweeping conspiracy among the many individuals plaintiff believes to have aggrieved him.” They argued that whatever its use " 'as a fundraising tool, a press release, or a list of political grievances, it has no merit as a lawsuit.' I agree," Middlebrooks wrote.

"A complaint filed in federal court must contain 'a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief,'" Middlebrooks added, and Trump's complaint "is neither short nor plain, and it certainly does not establish that plaintiff is entitled to any relief. More troubling, the claims presented in the amended complaint are not warranted under existing law. In fact, they are foreclosed by existing precedent, including decisions of the Supreme Court."


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09 Sep 2022, 2:16 pm

Soooo, this is yet another manifestation of trump's constant projecting.. a complete and total politically motivated witch hunt.

Clearly magas must be very happy the judge ruled that it was total garbage and tossed out, seeing as they keep ranting and raving about politically motivated abuses of government and courts etc.


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09 Sep 2022, 7:04 pm

goldfish21 wrote:
Soooo, this is yet another manifestation of trump's constant projecting.. a complete and total politically motivated witch hunt.

Clearly magas must be very happy the judge ruled that it was total garbage and tossed out, seeing as they keep ranting and raving about politically motivated abuses of government and courts etc.


Their opposition to a possible female president was more important.



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09 Sep 2022, 8:24 pm

Hillary has certainly certainly committed some bad crimes during her political career, but in this case justice was served well.



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10 Sep 2022, 12:22 am

Trump or Clinton don't deserve to be in the Whitehouse. DeSantis is who America really needs.


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