The Trump campaign has just filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post for both false and defamatory statements in their reporting in two articles:
🚨 NEWS: The Trump campaign just filed a libel lawsuit against the Washington Post for two stories falsely reporting as fact a conspiracy with Russia.
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) March 3, 2020
The first defamatory statement is about the conclusions of Mueller’s investigation:
On or about June 13, 2019, The Post published the article entitled “Trump just invited another Russian attack. Mitch McConnell is making one more likely” (the “June 13 Article”), by Greg Sargent, which contained the defamatory claim that Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that the Campaign “tried to conspire with” a “sweeping and systematic” attack by Russia against the 2016 United States presidential election.
The second deals with Russia and N. Korean collusion:
On or about June 20, 2019, The Post published the article entitled “Trump: I can win reelection with just my base” (the “June 20 Article”), by Paul Waldman, which contains the defamatory statement “who knows what sort of aid Russia and North Korea will give to the Trump campaign, now that he has invited them to offer their assistance?”
The lawsuit seeks “compensatory damages in the millions of dollars” as well as presumed and punitive damages.
You can read the full lawsuit below: