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Judge Deals Major Blow To Trump’s Lawsuit Against Social Media Companies

A federal judge in Miami has handed down a ruling that all but guarantees failed, one-term former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against social media companies will be squashed.

Bloomberg reports that the venue of the lawsuit has been changed, and that’s bad news for Trump and his attorneys:

Google’s legal battle to keep Donald Trump banned from the company’s YouTube video-sharing platform has been transferred from Florida to a federal court in California over objections by the former president.

The ruling Wednesday by U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore in Miami means Trump’s lawsuit seeking a return to the social-media platform will be moved to the Northern District of California, near the headquarters of Google owner Alphabet Inc. Moore agreed with YouTube that its terms of service allow the company to choose the forum for lawsuits.

The suit against YouTube is one that Trump filed against Google — along with co-defendants Twitter and Facebook — for banning him from their platforms after he spread lies about the 2020 election being stolen from him and a mob of rioters attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 in response to remarks the twice-impeached president made on social media.

“The Court finds that this case does not present a localized controversy that favors keeping this litigation in the Southern District of Florida,” the judge wrote. “To the contrary, this case involves issues that are national in scope.”

Trump’s lawsuit will now be heard by a court in the San Francisco Bay area, where the federal courts have more judges who were appointed by Democratic presidents.

In other words, Trump’s bogus lawsuit is doomed to fail, just as it always was. Now that it’s going to be heard by courts in California, he can count on the case being tossed out with prejudice in the near future.

 

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Gaetz Claims The Charges Against Him Are ‘Falling Like A House Of Cards’ In Bizarre YouTube Video

In a desperate attempt to reframe the narrative regarding allegations that he sexually trafficked underage girls, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) posted a bizarre, rambling, hourlong YouTube video of a show he has dubbed “Firebrand With Matt Gaetz.”

In the video, Gaetz attacks Fox News for refusing to allow him on their network since he was accused of being a sexual predator, but declares that the charges against him “are falling like a house of cards,” which is unusual since no charges have yet been filed in the case.

And then we get the angry rant against Fox News:

“I appreciate the platform Fox News gave me for years. It allowed me to get key information to the country. I have many friends still at Fox News and I enjoy our discussions, whether they’re on-air or off-air.”

Gaetz also says that the reason Fox is no longer on his side is because former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is now on the Fox board of directors:

“Fox News isn’t what it used to be. And it probably has something to do with their corporate board member Paul Ryan.”

The fact that Lou Dobbs was fired from Fox Business is because the former Fox host criticized Ryan, Gatez adds:

“Now that Ryan has concentrated power at Fox News, Lou Dobbs is no longer on air. He can’t guide the populist right away from the invade everywhere, invite everyone version of Republicanism that sells out to K Street and abandons Main Street.”

There’s also a 30-minute interview with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene at the end of Gaetz’s video, which is enough to give you a migraine headache even if you’ve never had one.

Apparently, Gaetz is operating under the delusion that if he talks enough and declares his innocence anytime he has a chance, that will somehow exonerate him.

But the Justice Department doesn’t give a damn how many videos the congressman makes or press conferences he holds. Matt Gaetz is going to be charged with crimes that could send him to prison for the rest of his life, and if he’s found guilty of what he allegedly did, that’s exactly what he deserves.