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Trump sues Hillary Clinton, DNC over ‘unthinkable’ Russia ‘plot’ in 2016 election

By Curt_Anderson
March 24, 2022 4:05 pm
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My unqualified legal opinion is this: The litiginous Mr. Trump's lawsuit will be unsuccessful. Trump must rank among the least self-aware people ever. He's complaining about "an affront to this nation’s democracy".

Usually former presidents get involved in noble causes. Trump wasn't satisfied with being the worst president ever, he's bucking to become the worst ex-president ever.

And Trump deadenders wonder why we still mention Trump.


Former President Donald Trump on Thursday filed a $24 million federal lawsuit alleging that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee launched a wide-ranging “unthinkable plot” in 2016 to smear him and his campaign as colluding with Russian officials.

In the suit, filed in the Southern District of Florida, Trump claims the goal was to fabricate a scandal in an effort to “cripple” his bid for the presidency.

“In the run up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts orchestrated an unthinkable plot — one that shocks the conscience and is an affront to this nation’s democracy,” he says in the 108-page complaint.

“Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.”


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  1. by islander on March 24, 2022 4:25 pm

    The Trump deadenders who put him in office all seem to be coming up with the same excuse for why they voted for him;

    "I always hated Trump. It's not my fault. The devil made me do it !!!"

    That's a damned lie...You did it on your own !!!


  2. by Curt_Anderson on March 24, 2022 6:03 pm
    Trump's lawsuit, if it isn't dismissed by the court beforehand, won't get past the discovery phase. In the discovery phase it's probable that Trump would be required to testify under oath. Super-liar Trump avoids testifying under oath like Superman avoids kryptonite. And no, Trump cannot plead the Fifth in a civil case---especially when he is the plaintiff.

    "Under the laws of the United States, civil discovery is broadly construed and parties to a civil action can ask for virtually any material which is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence. This is a much broader standard than simply relevant evidence, because it contemplates the exploration of materials and testimony that may not be directly relevant itself, but that could lead to the discovery of other evidence that would be relevant."

    "Depositions are the process of taking live testimony from witnesses and parties before trial. The witness or party is required to appear and testify under oath before a court reporter who records the entire proceeding."

    hg.org
    americanbar.org


  3. by Curt_Anderson on March 24, 2022 7:43 pm
    Here is more evidence that this will not go well for Trump...

    (WaPo)Michael Bromwich, a former Justice Department inspector general now in private practice, said in an email: “I hope Trump’s lawyers got their money up front. I hope they have something other than Fox News stories to support their allegations so they can avoid Rule 11* sanctions. And if the case ever gets to discovery, I would expect Trump’s own deposition to last days if not weeks. It would be the opportunity many have sought for the past 5 years to have him testify under oath. He’s proven in the past he’s not so good at that.”

    * Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 provides that a district court may sanction attorneys or parties who submit pleadings for an improper purpose or that contain frivolous arguments or arguments that have no evidentiary support.


    washingtonpost.com
    upcounsel.com


  4. by HatetheSwamp on March 25, 2022 4:17 am

    Here's the truth.

    Bill Barr, who shares pb's grave misgivings about Trump, but would still vote for Trump again in order to spare the nation from a Blue MAGA moron, like the doddering old fool, destroying the nation from the Oval Office...

    ...is promoting his new book, One Damn Thing after Another, has been saying that he has no doubt that Durham will come through with all the goods against the Clinton campaign, that he knows what went on and that the dishonesty of Hillary's gang approaches treason.

    Considering the fact that, in a civil suit, the level of proof is lower than in criminal court, were I a betting man, I'd take Trump on this one.

    I don't understand why you Blue MAGAs are so Good German-ish about the foibles of the people on your side. Hillary's a crook. That's just a fact. And, you know it.

    That you can't be honest about that splains that what happened in Germany in the 1930s, could happen here...from your side.


  5. by Curt_Anderson on March 25, 2022 9:28 am
    "Hillary's a crook. That's just a fact.". --HtS

    Trump has been leading rallies with "lock her up!" for 6 years or so. He was the president for 4 years. His justice department included the likes of Bill Barr and some even worse attorneys general and members of the DOJ. Yet in all that time and with all those resources no charges have been brought against Hillary Clinton.

    Do you attribute that to Hillary Clinton's innocence or to the Trump administration's incompetence?


  6. by Curt_Anderson on March 26, 2022 11:11 am
    HtS,
    I never thought I would see you admit that Hillary is innocent and Trump is incompetent! Not surprised you cannot refute it though.


  7. by HatetheSwamp on March 26, 2022 11:17 am

    Huh


  8. by Curt_Anderson on March 26, 2022 11:50 am
    "Huh" --HtS

    I said, "I never thought I would see you admit that Hillary is innocent and Trump is incompetent! Not surprised you cannot refute it though."


  9. by HatetheSwamp on March 26, 2022 11:52 am

    Did I do that.


  10. by Curt_Anderson on March 26, 2022 12:06 pm
    HtS,
    You did?!? I missed where you admitted Hillary was innocent and Trump was incompetent.




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