Judge dismisses Trump’s lawsuit against Clinton, the DNC, others

Fox News reports that a federal judge has just dismissed the lawsuit that former President Donald Trump has brought against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and others regarding the Russia-Trump collusion hoax. 

The dismissal decision was rendered by U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks of Florida’s Southern District. Middlebrooks is a nominee of former President Bill Clinton.

The lawsuit

It was brought by Trump back in March. Besides Clinton and the DNC, other defendants that Trump has named in the lawsuit include former Clinton campaign lawyers Michael Sussmann and Marc Elias, former Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and still others.

Trump, in the lawsuit, alleges that Clinton and her “cohorts” – as Trump referred to them – “orchestrated an unthinkable plot” and that they “maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative,” namely the false narrative that Trump colluded with Russia.

By now, it is pretty clear that all of this is true. We know that Trump did not collude with Russia, and we know that Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the DNC funded an effort to falsely link Trump to Russia, which led to all kinds of investigations by the executive and legislative branches into Trump.

The question, though, is whether Trump is entitled to legal relief.

Middlebrooks’s decision

In Middlebrooks’s view, Trump is not entitled to legal relief.

Middlebrooks, in his ruling, said that Trump’s claims lacked legal authority and substance. He also accused Trump of “seeking to flaunt a two-hundred-page political manifesto outlining his grievances against those that have opposed him.”

Middlebrooks concluded that “this Court is not the appropriate forum” to do so, and so, he dismissed the case.

Trump responds

Despite the dismissal, Trump and his legal team are not giving up. Alina Habba, one of Trump’s lawyers, has revealed that they will appeal Middlebrooks’s decision.

Habba said:

We vehemently disagree with the opinion issued by the Court today. Not only is it rife with erroneous applications of the law, it disregards the numerous independent governmental investigations which substantiate our claim that the defendants conspired to falsely implicate our client and undermine the 2016 presidential election.

“We will immediately move to appeal this decision,” Habba added.