Court Tosses Trump’s Defamation Suit Against NYT

Law & Crime reports:

The New York Times won the dismissal of the lawsuit filed by former President Donald Trump’s campaign over the op-ed “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo” on Tuesday, with a Manhattan judge finding the column was “nonactionable opinion” and the complaint failed to show actual malice.

Published just before the release of the Mueller report—but after former Attorney General Bill Barr’s selectively quoted summary of it — the Times column by former executive editor Max Frankel ran an emphatic subhead: “The campaign and the Kremlin had an overarching deal: help beat Hillary Clinton for a new pro-Russian foreign policy.”

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