Status: 09/10/2022 12:36 pm
His former adversary, Clinton, and ex-FBI chief Comey launched the Russia investigation to harm him — and it was in Trump’s case against both. But the US district judge’s ruling was devastating.
Former US President Donald Trump has lost his case against former adversary Hillary Clinton and former FBI chief. U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks ruled that Trump did not prove his allegations that Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey and others agreed to coordinated action to obtain investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and dismissed the case.
Trump’s lawyer, Alina Hubba, announced an appeal on Friday. Trump has complained that the Russia investigation has overshadowed much of his presidency.
Judge: The complaint is sufficient and unconvincing
Judge Middlebrooks said Trump’s case was glaringly flawed and that many of the allegations were implausible. The complaint lacks substance and tries to compensate with length, exaggeration and self-pity.
Trump has not been forthcoming about compensating for legal deficiencies. “Instead, he is trying to present a 200-page political manifesto with anger at the people who opposed him. This court is not the place for that,” the judge said.
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