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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:34 PM

Trump scores win over Stormy Daniels' libel suit

Source: Politico

Trump scores win over Stormy Daniels' libel suit
An appeals court the president often pillories hands him victory over a prominent foe

By JOSH GERSTEIN

07/31/2020 03:56 PM EDT

President Donald Trump scored a legal victory Friday as a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling tossing out a libel lawsuit filed against him by adult film star Stormy Daniels over a tweet Trump fired off about her in 2018.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals accepted arguments by Trumpís lawyers that he was merely offering his opinion and not leveling any factual claims of his own when he issued the tweet casting doubt on her claims that she faced intimidation as she prepared to go public with allegations that she and Trump had a sexual encounter.

A three-judge panel unanimously ruled that Trumpís tweet amounted to an opinion about another Twitter userís message suggesting that a sketch Daniels helped prepare of a man who allegedly intimidated her in a casino parking lot looked much like a photo of Danielsí ex-husband.

ďA sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!Ē Trump commented as he retweeted a earlier message containing the two images.

The 9th Circuit judges said that was not enough to the sustain the suit in which Daniels ó whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford ó accused Trump of damaging her reputation by painting her as a liar.

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/31/trump-stormy-daniels-libel-suit-389765



Hat tip, Joe.My.God.

Trump Wins Appeal In Stormy Daniels Libel Suit
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https://www.joemygod.com/2020/07/trump-wins-appeal-in-stormy-daniels-libel-suit/

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:39 PM

1. Bad ruling. Trump made a statement of fact. It was not a mere "opinion."

His statement:


ďA sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!Ē


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:46 PM

2. hasn't the 9th circuit been changed from liberal to right wing crazy with

Trump appointments?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:52 PM

3. They used to be the best.

nt

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Response to ananda (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:19 AM

9. None of these 3 particular judges are bad

They were all appointed by Democrats.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 01:17 AM

8. All three who voted for the ruling were appointed by Democrats

They were Clinton nominees Sidney Thomas and Kim Wardlaw and Obama nominee Jacqueline Nguyen.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:27 PM

4. This and the China Travel Ban are his only successes this year

So we'll probably be hearing about this every day at the Task Force briefings as well.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 11:58 PM

5. Melania and Stormy

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:00 AM

6. M & S

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:44 PM

10. I just puked on my keyboard.

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LOL. Edited to say that this is in response to Melania's cream of mushroom. Gag.

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Response to GigiLeigh (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:02 PM

11. She's a sweetie!

She's a sweetie!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:16 AM

7. Really a shame.

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