Team Trump filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the New York Times saying the news organization falsely accused President Donald Trump’s campaign of a conspiracy with Russia in a story, according to the lawsuit and press release.
In the press release from Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., the group noted that the lawsuit, which was filed today in the “New York State Supreme Court, aims to hold the news organization accountable for intentionally publishing false statements against President Trump’s campaign.”
Jenna Ellis, senior legal advisor to Donald J. Trump for President, Inc said in a statement “today the President’s re-election campaign had an ‘overarching deal’ with ‘Vladimir Putin’s oligarchy’ to ‘help the campaign against Hillary Clinton’ in exchange for ‘a new pro-Russian foreign policy, starting with relief from…economic sanctions.’
“The statements were and are 100 percent false and defamatory,” Ellis added. “The complaint alleges The Times was aware of the falsity at the time it published them, but did so for the intentional purpose of hurting the campaign, while misleading its own readers in the process.”
Who knows what else may be coming down the pike to hold the news media accountable?
We’ll keep you posted.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) February 26, 2020