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Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against Clinton over 2016 Russia allegations

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In throwing out Trump's lawsuit Thursday night, Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida said the lawsuit was not seeking "redress for any legal harm" and that the court was "not the appropriate forum" for the former president's complaints.

"He is seeking to flaunt a two-hundred-page political manifesto outlining his grievances against those that have opposed him," Middlebrooks said in his ruling.

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Mr. Trump appears to be keeping his losing record intact, since his 2020 election law suits.
 

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Mr. Trump appears to be keeping his losing record intact, since his 2020 election law suits.
It was bogus. Good decision.
 

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Mr. Trump appears to be keeping his losing record intact, since his 2020 election law suits.
But, they were so sure!

 

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Mr. Trump appears to be keeping his losing record intact, since his 2020 election law suits.
He is the biggest loser — I can see why Republicans identify with him so well
 

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Have you heard about the lonesome loser?
Beaten by the queen of hearts every time
Have you heard about the lonesome loser?
He's a loser but he still keeps on tryin
 

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well it's true Clinton was behind the Steele dossier, and Sussman back doored it tothe FBI (lying or not) while Nellie Ohr was pumping it in as well....but i dont know how you litigate the harm on that
 

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well it's true Clinton was behind the Steele dossier, and Sussman back doored it tothe FBI (lying or not) while Nellie Ohr was pumping it in as well....but i dont know how you litigate the harm on that
About the same way Obama litigated the years long birther conspiracy. He didn't worry about it. Donald Trump is a child. He is a low life loser/pu***. He's a whiner and constant complainer/victim.

The courts have had enough of the Donald Trump BS.
 

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well it's true Clinton was behind the Steele dossier, and Sussman back doored it tothe FBI (lying or not) while Nellie Ohr was pumping it in as well....but i dont know how you litigate the harm on that
Right, because, unlike the moron Trump, Hillary knows how to operate within the law.
 

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well it's true Clinton was behind the Steele dossier, and Sussman back doored it tothe FBI (lying or not) while Nellie Ohr was pumping it in as well....but i dont know how you litigate the harm on that
No harm caused by any of the above. The Trump campaign was investigated because it has over 100 contacts with senior Russian officials and oligarchs. You start speaking with senior Russian officials and the NSA will have a file on you. You are running for President and doing this multiple times at all levels of your campaign and you are under investigation. It would be malpractice NOT to understand what all of the contacts were and what they were about.


As with most things Trump, the harm to Trump was caused by Trump. This idea that the dossier or Sussman did harm to Trump is just idiotic. Why do people buy into this lunacy and continue their undying love for this lunatic? It defies logic, but cults defy logic.
 

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Right, because, unlike the moron Trump, Hillary knows how to operate within the law.
Don't you love it when someone starts a post with "well it's true" then follows that opening with complete fantasy bullshit? Pretty much the tenor of Trump's Complaint, according to the Judge.

It was a good reminder, though. I need to update my ignore list.
 

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HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA.
 

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Don't you love it when someone starts a post with "well it's true" then follows that opening with complete fantasy bullshit? Pretty much the tenor of Trump's Complaint, according to the Judge.
Team Trump has once again abused the court system for public propaganda purposes. And the judge is not going to stand for that, just like the other judges didn't stand for it when the Kraken lawyers were sanctioned and disbarred.
 

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The ex-president has no moral compass and someone in his formative years taught him to never apologize, always attack and use the US courts to try to punish anybody that crosses him.
 

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The ex-president has no moral compass and someone in his formative years taught him to never apologize, always attack and use the US courts to try to punish anybody that crosses him.
That's malignant narcissism. Trump's only principle is self dealing. Such a person is not only sociopathic, but in fact has nor morals or ethics.
 

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Team Trump has once again abused the court system for public propaganda purposes. And the judge is not going to stand for that, just like the other judges didn't stand for it when the Kraken lawyers were sanctioned and disbarred.
And once again, the cult finds out that the Great Pumpkin is not visiting this year.
 

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That's malignant narcissism. Trump's only principle is self dealing. Such a person is not only sociopathic, but in fact has nor morals or ethics.
And once again, the cult finds out that the Great Pumpkin is not visiting this year.
Psychologists are having a field day analyzing this shit.
 

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well it's true Clinton was behind the Steele dossier, and Sussman back doored it tothe FBI (lying or not) while Nellie Ohr was pumping it in as well....but i dont know how you litigate the harm on that


Tell it to the judge!

(But, good luck with that)
 

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Mr. Trump appears to be keeping his losing record intact, since his 2020 election law suits.
Not just lost. Laughed at by the judge:

"Plaintiff’s theory of this case, set forth over 527 paragraphs in the first 118 pages of the Amended Complaint, is difficult to summarize in a concise and cohesive manner. It was certainly not presented that way."
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As [the defendants] view it, “[w]hatever the utilities of [the Amended Complaint] as a fundraising tool, a press release, or a list of political grievances, it has no merit as a lawsuit.” (Id.). I agree.
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First, the pleading itself. A complaint filed in federal court must contain “a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a)(1). Each allegation must be simple, concise, and direct. Each claim must be stated in numbered paragraphs, and each numbered paragraph limited as far as practicable to a single set of circumstances. Fed. R. Civ. P. 10. Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint is 193 pages in length, with 819 numbered paragraphs. It contains 14 counts, names 31 defendants, 10 “John Does” described as fictitious and unknown persons, and 10 “ABC Corporations” identified as fictitious and unknown entities. Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint is neither short nor plain, and it certainly does not establish that Plaintiff is entitled to any relief.
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More troubling, the claims presented in the Amended Complaint are not warranted under existing law. In fact, they are foreclosed by existing precedent, including decisions of the Supreme Court. To illustrate, I highlight here just two glaring problems with the Amended Complaint. There are many others. But these are emblematic of the audacity of Plaintiff’s legal theories and the manner in which they clearly contravene binding case law.
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Many of the Amended Complaint’s characterizations of events are implausible because they lack any specific allegations which might provide factual support for the conclusions reached. For instance, the contention that former FBI director James Comey, senior FBI officials, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “overzealously targeted” Plaintiff and conspired to harm him through appointment of special counsel are strikingly similar to the conclusory and formulaic allegations found deficient in the seminal Supreme Court case of Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662 (2009). What the Amended Complaint lacks in substance and legal support it seeks to substitute with length, hyperbole, and the settling of scores and grievances.
 
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