“However useful Plaintiff’s complaint may be as a fundraising tool, a press release, or a list of political grievances, it has no merit as a lawsuit and must be dismissed with prejudice,” they said. writes Clinton’s lawyers.
The court filing marks Clinton’s first response to Trump’s lawsuit, which claims more than two dozen federal employees and political figures worked together to “defame” him. The suit and Clinton’s response underscore the two men’s lingering disdain for each other years after they clashed in the 2016 general election.
Clinton’s team specifically argued that she should not be a defendant in federal court in South Florida because too many years have passed to allow for a trial centered on the events of 2016. The plaintiff is at aware of his alleged injuries for years,” the filing reads.
His attorneys also say Trump’s charges have no “known legal causes of action” and therefore do not belong in court.
The lawsuit specifically alleges that Clinton and other prominent Democrats hired lawyers and researchers to fabricate information linking Trump to Russia, then peddled those lies to the media and the U.S. government in hopes of hindering his chances of winning in 2016. Trump claims they were aided by “Clinton loyalists” in the FBI who abused their powers to investigate him out of political animosity.
The Clinton campaign paid researchers to dig up information about Trump and Russia, and well-connected Democrats passed on some of their findings to law enforcement, believing that possible Trump-Russia ties were worth digging into. be studied.
On Wednesday, Clinton’s team also asked District Judge Donald Middlebrooks to bar Trump from bringing a similar case against her at a later date.