The ex-president Donald Trump threatened to take legal action against several media outlets for defamation and misinformation during the 2020 election. He will also file a lawsuit against the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack.
Just one day after suing the CNN network in Florida Federal Court for the same reasons and demanding $475 million dollars, Trump now affirms that his team of lawyers is preparing new lawsuits against other media outlets.
Although the former president did not specify what are the other means of communication that he has in his sights to take legal action, what he did detail are the reasons and it is for defamation and misinformation that have harmed him throughout this time.
“In the coming weeks and months, too we will file lawsuits against a host of other fake news media companies for their lies, defamation and wrongdoing, even in regards to ‘The great lie’, that they used so often in reference to their disinformation attack on the 2020 presidential election,” Trump wrote in his statement, The Hill reported.
But it is not only the press that will have to be held accountable, since it is also will target the January 6 Committee. The motive is, for failing to investigate his claims of voter fraud, that they used them constantly and that they caused him so many problems, but that later some were dismissed by judges.
According to Donald Trump’s statement, published by the same newspaper, the former president revealed that days before January 6 authorized the deployment of troops to guarantee the security and protection on Capitol Hill, but which the Committee has refused to recognize.
This Monday, October 3, Trump’s legal team filed a lawsuit against CNNwho in the statement stated that They tried to use their massive influence as a trusted news source to defame the Claimant in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of political defeat, culminating in CNN claiming to remove Trump in the 2020 presidential election,” the lawsuit details.
Donald Trump demands from CNN the amount of $475 million dollars for corrective damages, he already assures that he has carried out a “campaign of defamation and slander against him”. He claims that the Network has used adjectives to refer to him as “Russian lackey”, “insurrectionist” or “racist”.
With information from The Hill
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Source: La Opinion