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Donald Trump’s Lawsuit Against The New York Times Is About To Bite Him On The A*s

As he has so often done over the course of his life and business career, Donald Trump read something in a newspaper, didn’t like what it said, and decided to file a lawsuit he has no conceivable chance of winning.

At issue this time is a New York Times editorial printed on March 27, 2019 which alleged that Russia had an “overarching deal” with Trump and the 2016 Trump campaign, Politico reports:

“In the op-ed in question, headlined “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo,” author Max Frankel asserts in part that Trump’s 2016 campaign had an ‘overarching deal’ with Russian President ‘Vladimir Putin’s oligarchy’ in order to ‘help in the campaign against Hillary Clinton,’ in exchange for ‘a new pro-Russian foreign policy, starting with relief from the Obama administration’s burdensome economic sanctions.'”

That, according to Trump and his attorneys, is libel, even though the article was clearly marked as an opinion piece and many facts from the Russia investigation have proven that the Times was absolutely right.

Attorney David Lurie, however, thinks Trump may have made a gigantic mistake by filing the lawsuit, and not just because the case will likely get laughed out of court, especially if the Times decides to move forward and not seek to have the suit dismissed.

In an article for The Daily Beast, Lurie writes:

“Since truth is a defense, if the Trump campaign’s case against Trump was to go forward to the discovery stage, the Times would inevitably seek to obtain evidence regarding whether Trump and his campaign did in fact enter into a quid pro quo arrangement with Putin. Furthermore, Trump himself would also certainly be a key witness, and would be called upon to provide testimony and documents.”

Imagine the opportunity to depose Trump under oath and ask about his connections to Russia! One lie and he’d be on the hook for perjury. And as we’ve learned over the years, Trump cannot go more than five seconds without lying. Lying is embedded in his DNA.

Lurie concludes his article by urging the Times to do exactly that: Move ahead and start discovery, just to put Trump on the spot and watch how quickly he scurries away with his tail between his legs:

“If the Times employs that strategy, it will be difficult for Trump to maintain that the Constitution prohibits him from being required to testify. After all, the campaign, a corporation Trump controls, chose to bring the case, necessarily recognizing that its principal would have to be made available to provide evidence.”

Donald Trump is a very litigious person. And history shows he usually loses when he files suit against those he feels have wronged him. But this time, one of his lawsuits could come back to bite him in the ass in a way he clearly hasn’t anticipated.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

3 replies on “Donald Trump’s Lawsuit Against The New York Times Is About To Bite Him On The A*s”

Oh, Chump just made the biggest mistake of his entire, idiotic life. He has opened himself up to discovery i.e. interrogatories, requests for production of documents, sworn depositions subject to the penalty for perjury. The New York Times attorneys are going to have a field day with this idiot. They should videotape his deposition for the entertainment of the public. I know Chump. He always thinks he’s the smartest guy in any room. That arrogance (totally unwarranted of course) is going to be his Achilles heel.

Trump thinks he is exonerated and free of this notable Impeachment trial that will stick to him just like his wig. this Trump thinks he can do what ever he likes without forfeit. Well guess he best think again. He has stirred his melting pot just once too much. He has been caught out for the egotistical maniac he really is Along with those unwise men surrounding him. Pence and his new Tupence are really making mockery of the so called leader in charge! trump will not like Pence taking such a role stand in front of the media? Where has the clown vanished too this time. Back to the golf course? Or perhaps Mara largo in front of tv waiting for someone else to drag through he never ending cycle of tantrum attacks and verbal smears on good people that are usually professionals doing their best to try to save America from the fall completely off the radar into utter and total chaos caused by this incompetent administration of clowns. God save the Land of Hope and Glory .

as Mr. Garrison of South Park would say, “let’s all point at Trump and laugh”….if there’s one thing Trump can’t stand, it’s to be not taken seriously….if he were humiliated publicly in court, he’d probably be like the dude whose head explodes in the movie “Scanners”…..

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