Former President Donald Trump’s term in office was plagued with false accusations designed to hurt his presidency and ultimately try to forcibly remove him from office. He endured the scams and scandals by political opponents from all levels of government and law enforcement.
Despite his endurance against the attacks, Trump is still under attack as he runs for a second term. He has proven all his life to be a fighter in business and politics. Now he’s throwing a counter punch at the person associated with one of the biggest false allegations in American political history.
According to The Daily Wire, Trump is suing British ex-spy Christopher Steele over the discredited Steele Dossier that was intended to paint a picture of alleged collusion between Trump and Russia. Trump made a witness statement as part of the lawsuit:
“Not one of the damning allegations contained in the Steele reporting was ever corroborated,” Trump stated.
Trump also stated that the dossier had “numerous false, phony or made-up allegations,” including wild claims of “sex parties” in St. Petersburg, and that Russia did not have “sufficient material to blackmail” him.
The effectiveness of this lawsuit may be based on where it was filed. Lawyers for Trump filed the lawsuit in London and claim that Orbis Business Intelligence, a consultant group founded by Steele, violated British data protection laws. These laws hold more weight in such cases than what is often found in the United States.
“The only way that I can fully demonstrate the total inaccuracies of the personal data in the dossier is to bring these proceedings and to prove, by evidence at trial, that the data are false,” Trump said.
The dossier was spread widely throughout the media and claimed to establish a “well-developed conspiracy of co-operation” between Trump’s campaign and Russia. That allegation was not backed up by a years-long investigation by a special counsel and the U.S. Department of Justice.
A lawyer for Trump said the former president “suffered personal and reputational damage and distress” because of the dossier, which contained “shocking and scandalous claims.” A lawyer for Orbis said the case has no standing because too much time has passed.
Trump previously had a lawsuit associated with the dossier against the FBI and Hillary Clinton rejected by a federal judge. Funds from Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee went toward Steele’s dossier.
- Trump crosses the pond to sue former British spy over dossier.
- This lawsuit in London claims Trump suffered “damage and distress.”
- Trump states the dossier is full of “phony or made-up allegations.”
Source: The Daily Wire