They’re in big trouble now.
According to Fox News, the Trump re-election campaign filed a lawsuit against CNN for “false and defamatory” about President Donald Trump seeking help from Russia in the 2020 election.
“The complaint alleges CNN 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… the campaign filed this lawsuit against CNN and the preceding suits against The New York Times and The Washington Post to hold the publishers accountable for their reckless false reporting and also to establish the truth,” Trump’s Senior Legal Adviser Jenna Ellis told Fox News.
The Trump campaign stated that CNN knew the statements were false “because there was an extensive record of statements from the Campaign and the administration expressly disavowing any intention to seek Russian assistance” but still promoted the claim anyway.
“The Campaign therefore was left with no alternative but to file this lawsuit to: publicly establish the truth, properly inform CNN’s readers and audience (and the rest of the world) of the true facts, and seek appropriate remedies for the harm caused by CNN’s false reporting and failure to retract and apologize for it,” the complaint said. You can read the full article here.