The Judge has thrown out the lawsuit brought by Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton and some other Democrats. Trump claimed Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats illegally linked him to Russia in a lawsuit earlier this year. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in Florida, calling the complaint a “political manifesto” rather than a viable lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed earlier this year.
U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks issued a written order late Thursday evening in West Palm Beach, Florida. In the order, the Judge stated that Mr. Trump’s various legal theories in the case, including racketeering and conspiracy, cannot be supported by law.
Judge Middlebrooks wrote that Mr. Trump is not attempting to seek redress for any legal harm; instead, he is seeking to showcase a two-hundred-page political manifesto outlining his grievances with his opponents. The Judge added that this Court is not the appropriate forum. In other words, Mr. Trump’s lawsuit lacks substance and is merely for show.
A lawyer representing Mr. Trump named Alina Habba said that the former president’s legal team will immediately file an appeal against the ruling.
Mr. Trump’s attorney added that they completely opposed the Court’s opinion. In a statement, she stated, “Not only is it rife with erroneous applications of the law,” but it disregards the numerous independent governmental investigations which substantiate our claim that the defendants conspired to falsely incriminate our client and undermine the 2016 Presidential election.
In the complaint first submitted by Mr. Trump in March, he said that the Democrats attempted to manipulate the presidential election of 2016 by accusing him of conspiring with Russia.
The complaint claimed compensatory and punitive damages of at least 24 million dollars, claiming that Mr. Trump incurred expenses in defense of the claims made by the Defendants. His legal team stated that he incurred expenses including but not limited to defense costs, legal fees, and other associated expenses. The lawsuit said that Mr. Trump was “forced to incur expenses” because of the litigation.
Mrs. Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff of California, and former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele were all named as defendants in Mr. Trump’s lawsuit against them. The dossier, which has since been discredited, was leaked in early 2017, and it claimed that then-President-elect Trump had conspired with Russia to steer the election’s results in the United States in his favor.
According to the lawsuit, during the time leading up to the presidential election in 2016, Hillary Clinton and her associates hatched “orchestrated an unthinkable plot.” that shocked the conscience and is an insult to this nation’s democracy, the complaint reads. The defendants, acting in concert, fraudulently plotted to craft a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was cooperating with a hostile foreign nation, the complaint states.
The attorneys for Mrs. Clinton have referred to the case as a “fundraising scheme.”
As a lawsuit, it is without merit and should be dismissed with prejudice, Mrs. Clinton’s lawyers said in a May court filing. Her attorney added that the plaintiff’s complaint is useful as a fundraising tool, press release, or list of political grievances, but the lawsuit itself is without merit and should be dismissed.
In his investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller found repeated contacts between Russia-linked entities and officials connected to the Trump campaign. However, the investigation did not establish that anyone associated with the Trump campaign knowingly conspired with the Russians to interfere with the election.