Court Rebukes Junior For Lie About GOP Candidate

The Washington Post reports:

For the past two years, a GOP Senate candidate in West Virginia has been suing Trump Jr. for defamation. At issue is Trump Jr. claiming during the 2018 campaign that Don Blankenship, whom Trump and his allies opposed in the primary, was a “felon.”

That’s false. Blankenship was charged with felonies related to an explosion at a mine he ran, but he was convicted only on a misdemeanor count.

Trump Jr.’s lawyers sought to have the case dismissed, but U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver Jr. rejected that Wednesday and said the case could move forward. The reason? It’s because he believed there was substantial evidence that Trump Jr. might have known the claim to be false and said it anyway.

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