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Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Former President Donald Trump is suing CNN for defamation and asking for compensatory damages in excess of $75,000 and punitive damages of $475 million, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

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#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-10-03 10:13 PM | Reply

'In particular, Trump argues that he's entitled to hundreds of millions of dollars in punitive damages because of CNN's use of the term the "Big Lie" to describe Trump's "stated concerns about the integrity of the election process for the 2020 presidential election."

Trump's lawyers say that the "Big Lie" "is a direct reference to a tactic employed by Adolf Hitler and appearing in Hitler's "Mein Kampf." "

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'Strewth! His concerns are mighty!

He's concerned that he lost and then tried to stay in power then tried to cover that up.

And how could anyone defame someone as famously awful as Donald Trump?

The would be like calling Hitler bad names.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2022-10-03 10:18 PM | Reply

Let's talk about Trump suing CNN by the numbers....

www.youtube.com

.. or, why would someone be trying to hurt his candidacy when his prospects already look so bad?

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2022-10-03 11:01 PM | Reply

How stupid can he be?!

This opens him up to discovery on virtually everything! Document requests and depositions!

Financials? Yep. Have to prove your damages!
Emails, Texts, Etc? Yep. Goes to damages, defenses, and truth of allegations!
Psych reports...all of them? Yep! Again to damages!

Trump will be FORCED to testify under oath in depositions because he is the plaintiff. And they can ask him literally anything having to do with the Complaint...which is literally about EVERYTHING.

And if Trump pleads the 5th, the case will get instantly tossed with huge sanctions!

WHO THE ---- THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?! They literally just gave CNN a way to get EVERYTHING they wanted, including stuff even the Jan 6 committee can't get, and CNN will have a Court forcing Trump to turn it over.

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-10-04 12:19 AM | Reply

"#4 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT"

I agree with you. And it's the absolute worst possible thing that could happen to your beloved Democratic Party and most of the news media. They all desperately want Trump to be the nominee in '24 and if he's not then y'all are royally screwed.

#5 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-10-04 12:24 AM | Reply

CNN should welcome this lawsuit as an opportunity to get Trump on the stand.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2022-10-04 01:13 AM | Reply

"#4 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT"
I agree with you. And it's the absolute worst possible thing that could happen to your beloved Democratic Party and most of the news media. They all desperately want Trump to be the nominee in '24 and if he's not then y'all are royally screwed.

#5 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

You said Democrats were screwed when Trump ran against Biden in 2020...

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-10-04 09:19 AM | Reply

I think you are confusing Biden with Bernie.

#8 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-10-04 10:03 AM | Reply

Trump is indeed very much like Hitler.

Now he can sue me.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2022-10-04 10:41 AM | Reply

"Trump threatens to sue Jan. 6 Committee for not investigating vote fraud claims debunked by his own officials"

On Monday night, in a series of posts to his Truth Social platform, former President Donald Trump touted his new $475 million lawsuit against CNN for calling his election conspiracy theories "the Big Lie" " and vowed to take it even further by suing the House January 6 Select Committee next.

"We may bring appropriate action against the Unselect Committee of January 6th because, notwithstanding overwhelming evidence, they REFUSED to investigate the massive Presidential Election Fraud which took place, but only investigate and harass the people and Patriots who complained and asked questions about it," wrote Trump.

"The rigging and stealing of our Presidential Election was perhaps The Crime Of The Century, and look at what is happening to our Country now!"

There is no evidence of any kind that the 2020 presidential election."

www.rawstory.com

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2022-10-04 12:40 PM | Reply

"was stolen."

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2022-10-04 12:41 PM | Reply

Trump Uses CNN Lawsuit to Raise Money
news.yahoo.com

...Less than 24 hours after filing suit against CNN, former President Donald Trump is asking his supporters to donate to his cause.

"I am SUING the Corrupt News Network (CNN) for DEFAMING and SLANDERING my name," the potential 2024 presidential candidate said in a fund raising email Tuesday that encouraged supporters to contribute $5 or more. "Remember, when they come after ME, they are really coming after YOU."...


So, the real reason for the lawsuit seems to be emerging...

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-10-04 02:41 PM | Reply

So, the real reason for the lawsuit seems to be emerging...

If Lewzer has a superpower, it's fleecing suckers.

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-10-04 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"Remember, when they come after ME, they are really coming after YOU."...

If you stole thousands of classified documents. If you committed fraud. If you raped children.

#14 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-10-04 03:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I think you are confusing Biden with Bernie.

#8 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

No one is less confused than you.

And I have seen no evidence that you think.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-10-04 11:46 PM | Reply

For damage to the reputation of Donald Trump, the award is to be 2 shillings.

#16 | Posted by Jaspar at 2022-10-05 11:46 PM | Reply

I just want Trump to die. Alone, in the dark, whimpering.

#17 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-10-06 05:30 AM | Reply

And it's the absolute worst possible thing that could happen to your beloved Democratic Party and most of the news media. They all desperately want Trump to be the nominee in '24 and if he's not then y'all are royally screwed.

"Trump sucks and he's Democrats fault!"

-The Party of Personal Responsibility

#18 | Posted by zarnon at 2022-10-06 05:40 AM | Reply

"The Big Lie"

LOL ~ There's book by that name on the New York Times best seller list.

#19 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-10-06 07:49 AM | Reply

Trump will be FORCED to testify under oath in depositions because he is the plaintiff. And they can ask him literally anything having to do with the Complaint...which is literally about EVERYTHING.

The melted circus peanut is getting increasingly desperate. He is grasping at straws as the last bits of his illusionary life slip away under legal actions.

He hid for years behind his sister being a federal judge, his shady lawyers hiding all his dirty dealings, settlements, fake charities and connections with corrupt fascist foreign leaders.

He won't testify, this was just another desperate attempt to make a headline for himself as a fighter against the "corrupt media" to use to fleece his cult for more money. He will go to court and refuse to provide anything to prove the damages and allegations, the lawsuit will be dismissed for lack of evidence and he will use that at his rallies as more "proof" of how everyone is out to get him because he is "fighting" for us.

You don't have to be a brilliant con-artist if your marks are very stupid.

#20 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-10-06 08:07 AM | Reply

Just another grift from Sir Grift A lot aka D. Trump.

#21 | Posted by Wildman62 at 2022-10-06 10:27 AM | Reply

I agree with you. And it's the absolute worst possible thing that could happen to your beloved Democratic Party and most of the news media. They all desperately want Trump to be the nominee in '24

#5 | Posted by BellRinger

So does your flock of morons. They wont quit trump even after watching him try to tear down democracy.

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-10-06 01:07 PM | Reply

Pretty nice of Trump.

He sues, then yells "PROVE IT".

I'd say the legal onus is on him.

#23 | Posted by brass30 at 2022-10-06 01:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Poor Trumpy. Such a victim!

Everyone is picking on him. CNN is picking on him (but it's fake news so what?)

Even his BFF Fixed News (except Hannity of course) is sometimes ignoring his majesty !

But interestingly he is treated like a king (or maybe a Czar) in Russia.

If only he would move there he would be happy. And so would the majority of Americans. The rest can join him there and live in peace and bliss.

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-10-06 01:54 PM | Reply

Remember when CNN said trump paid hush money to a porn star and trump called it fake news?

Remember when CNN said trump blackmailed ukraine to help him in an election and trump called it fake news?

Remember when CNN said putin helped trump win and trump called it fake news?

Can america sue trump for defamation of our country?

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-10-06 02:38 PM | Reply

SPEAKS

"Can america sue trump for defamation of our country?"

They can and will, but I think I think it's going to be called Espionage.

#26 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-10-07 04:16 AM | Reply

Come on, give him a break. We all already know his deal. If he can't stay rich by making sound, legal business investments (which is proven he can't), then he will find any way he can. Suing is an easy step.

#27 | Posted by humtake at 2022-10-07 12:34 PM | Reply

Come on, give him a break. We all already know his deal. If he can't stay rich by making sound, legal business investments (which is proven he can't), then he will find any way he can. Suing is an easy step.

#27 | Posted by humtake

Not as easy as getting elected by morons then selling our foreign policy and secrets.

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-10-07 01:01 PM | Reply

"A lawsuit without provable facts showing a statutory or constitutional violation is just a tweet with a filing fee."

Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

#29 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2022-10-07 01:26 PM | Reply

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