I think Trump has a defamation suit

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  1. onceanlsufan

    onceanlsufan Founding Member

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    Fox is reporting on the dozens of "corrections" being issued by the Washington Post regarding the Russia garbage. IMO ... issues corrections after the fact, after you have slandered an individual is an admission to guilt that you willingly and with forethought slandered the individual. Trump should sue their asses off.
    https://www.foxnews.com/media/washington-post-corrections-steele-dossier
     
  2. Winston1

    Winston1 Founding Member

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    That would be a fascinating event. Trump should also sue Adam Schiff for slander as shifty has continued to hold on to the Steele dossier as fact.
    Frankly I think there would be massive numbers of dead people floating in the Potomac to keep the story from coming out.
     
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    kluke Founding Member

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    Its difficult for a public figure to win a defamation lawsuit because they have to prove malice. It will not surprise me if Trump sues but it will if he wins the suit.
     
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    kcal Founding Member

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    he’ll sue and not care if he wins in the court…. He’ll win overwhelmingly in the court of public opinion….
     
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    i think it would be appropriate for Trump to challenge Schiff to a duel. It's still legal in Florida and many other states. That would be cool....i'd pay 99 pay per view to watch. Or at least a steel cage street fight. I could see Trump choking Schiff out with is neck tie.
     
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    fanatic Habitual Line Stepper

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    So you don't think this was done with malice? They slandered the man for 4 years with fake information they conjured out of thin air. Pretty clear to me that there was malice.
     
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    kluke Founding Member

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    I didn't say that - I said it would be difficult to prove. There's no doubt that there was anti-Trump bias and even Trump hatred behind the stories being published. But It's a high bar to prove it.
     
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    I get it. I guess I disagree that it would be hard to prove. The fact that it was done at all is malice in my mind.
     
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    Anybody can sue anybody for anything, so go right ahead. trump's track record on suits is abysmal, and this would be yet another he'd lose.
     
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    I'm not a lawyer, but to win I think you have to prove (1) that the news people had knowledge that the information was false AND (2) that they published it with malice, meaning the specific intention of doing harm. And I think, but I'm not sure, that means that if they knew it was false but published it anyway and their reason was to sell more papers, that's not malice.
     

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