Trump sues Pulitzer Committee for defamation in defense of winning Russian collusion theory

(The Hill) — Former President Trump sued the Pulitzer Prize Committee for defamation on Wednesday, citing the group’s statements that concluded that a conducted review of previous allegations he made defamed him.

Trump had threatened to sue It has been several days since the Board released an alleged libel statement announcing the conclusions of two independent reviews requested by Trump and others about the Pulitzer Prize-winning article on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. months.

The committee ultimately rejected Trump’s request to revoke the 2018 National Press Awards given to the staff of the New York Times and Washington Post, and the review concluded: Credibility was lost due to facts that became apparent after the prize was awarded. ”

The Trump lawsuit, which was filed in a court in Okeechobee County, Florida, and was first reported by Fox News, shows that the board acted in fact with malicious intent, issuing statements intended to damage Trump’s reputation and committing disrespect. It claims to have sought certain damages.

Trump has long used the courtroom to track down his opponents and draw attention to his cause. That was the pattern decades before he became president.

The former president claimed the statement issued by the Pulitzer Commission contained multiple falsehoods and called the group a “foundation of establishments.”

“As for the facts known to the defendants at the time these investigations were allegedly conducted, no single objective, thorough and independent investigation could have reached such a conclusion. “Defendant knew this and issued the Pulitzer Statement anyway.”

The 20 award-winning articles chronicle the Russian government’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and federal investigations into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Mr Trump has for years denounced the investigation as a witch hunt, noting that it exposes some of the underlying allegations. media circus” repeatedly attacked.

The Hill has reached out to The New York Times and The Washington Post, which are not involved in the lawsuit, and the Pulitzer Commission for comment. Trump sues Pulitzer Committee for defamation in defense of winning Russian collusion theory

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