G. McConway
May 6, 2023

Judge Tosses Trump’s Defamation Suit Against New York Times

Donald Trump has been dealt yet another loss in the courts.

Trump's massive $100 million suit against the New York Times regarding a report about his taxes has been tossed by the judge presiding over the case, reports the Washington Post.

Trump filed the suit after the publication included comments by his estranged niece, stating that the two parties had "tortiously breaching and/or interfering with his contractual rights and otherwise maliciously conspiring against him."

Sorry, Donald

Trump's suit claimed, "The defendants engaged in an insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records which they exploited for their own benefit and utilized as a means of falsely legitimizing their publicized works. The defendants' actions were motivated by a personal vendetta and their desire to gain fame, notoriety, acclaim and a financial windfall and were further intended to advance their political agenda."

Trump specifically went after David Barstow, Susanne Craig, and Russ Buettner, who were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on Trump's wealth.

When the decision to toss the case was announced, the New York Times was obviously delighted, It stated, "The New York Times is pleased with the judge's decision today. It is an important precedent reaffirming that the press is protected when it engages in routine newsgathering to obtain information of vital importance to the public," reports Fox News.

The case against Mary Trump, his estranged niece, is still alive, at least for now.

I honestly do not know why Trump keeps bringing these cases because the judges are tossing them all.

Rather than just letting these narratives die down and fade out of the news cycle, when these cases are dismissed, it only adds fuel to their legitimacy.

And let's face facts, right now, unless Trump can get his case in front of a Republican-appointed judge, he is going to lose. Even then, he only has a 50-50 shot as we have even seen judges that Trump appointed rule against him.

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