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Judge Orders Trump and Attorney to Pay Nearly $1 Million Over ‘Bogus’ Clinton Lawsuit

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A federal judge in Florida has ordered Donald J. Trump and one of his lawyers to pay nearly a million dollars in sanctions for filing a frivolous lawsuit against nearly three dozen of Trump’s perceived political rivals, including Hillary Clinton.

The sanctions, first reported by The New York Times, serve as a significant rebuke of the former president and add to his growing list of legal woes.

“This case should never have been brought,” U.S. District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks wrote in a 46-page ruling. “Its inadequacy as a legal claim was evident from the start. No reasonable lawyer would have filed it. Intended for a political purpose, none of the counts of the amended complaint stated a cognizable legal claim.”

In the Thursday ruling, the judge addressed Trump’s history of using the courts as a cudgel, going back decades in his business career.

“Mr. Trump is a prolific and sophisticated litigant who is repeatedly using the courts to seek revenge on political adversaries,” Judge Middlebrooks wrote. “He is the mastermind of strategic abuse of the judicial process, and he cannot be seen as a litigant blindly following the advice of a lawyer. He knew full well the impact of his actions.”

Judge Middlebrooks said Mr. Trump’s suit had been “brought in bad faith for an improper purpose” and had “needlessly harmed” the 31 individuals and organizations, including the Democratic National Committee, he had sued “in order to dishonestly advance a political narrative.” The judge added that Mr. Trump’s use of the courts had helped to undermine the public’s confidence in them.

“A continuing pattern of misuse of the courts by Mr. Trump and his lawyers undermines the rule of law, portrays judges as partisans and diverts resources from those who have suffered actual legal harm,” he wrote.

The judge said Trump and the lawyer who filed the case for him, Alina Habba, and her firm, Habba Madaio & Associates, are to pay $937,989.39.

14 COMMENTS

  1. wow where has this guy been talk about frivolous lawsuits has he bothered to notice the number against trump never mind know what he’s about god help us & god bless america & president trump

  2. This is all political crap. The last two weeks we have heard nothing but how Hillary was the one that requested they find dirt on President Trump and started the collusion deal in motion. If that is true then this judge is just playing politics like a lot of the others that did not want to see evidence of political corruption during the election and dismissed cases without even seeing evidence. This again just goes to show you how corrupt our judicial system is and how political it has become.

  3. The ENTIRE judicial is filled with corrupt judges and managers. It has been politicized as far back as Bill Clinton. The Clintons are nothing but corrupt sheit!

  4. The ENTIRE judicial system is filled with corrupt, dishonest employees from the top level down to many investigators. The system was politicized as far back as 30 years ago under Bill Clinton. The number of times democrats have been released from criminal actions is at least 10X the number of Conservatives. An (R) behind a name means you will be guilty regardless of the facts.

  5. This is a globalist judge…no different that a lot of DA’s, mayors and governors that George Soros is financing into office to throw a monkey wrench into the republics operation. Soros is no dummy…he’s looked at our system of justice and knows that if he can replace certain positions of power with greedy and or immoral people, the system breaks down until the electorate gets smart and votes properly. But if he’s had enough time to “fix” or ruin the voting system with electronics and unconstitutional voting methods plus dilute the voting pool with non-citizens and illegals…he’s effectively destroyed the power of the constitution while labeling those who want to fix things as racists and hate mongers or as terrorists. Trump must keep moving up the appeal system until it reaches the US Supreme Court.

  6. Same old Communist, biased, bs from the leftist judges on down the spout who do nothing but destroy Justice and confidence that anything will ever be done to these criminals! SHAME ON THEM ALL!!!

  7. What less to expect from globalist puppet, god worshiping demonrat criminal party judges who always violate the laws and constitution . . . . .

  8. 2 middle fingers salute to judge. It’s time for the JUST US system to be purged of all judges backed by Soreass. Shouldn’t we be reading his obituary by now.

  9. Hmm – let me think about this for a second (time is up) – this ‘judge’ is a slick appointee so has been in that position for 30+ years or so. There could not be even the least bit of a conflict of interest, or could there? Given the persons involved a responsible bench sitter would have recused himself in order for there to NOT be even the least appearance of a conflict of interest.

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