I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed an American president who has been as heavily attacked as former President Donald Trump. The vitriol of the radical left against him has been constant ever since he announced his very first presidential campaign back in 2015, which, at this point, feels like centuries ago. We’ve seen Trump’s home raided by the FBI, two impeachments, attempts to prosecute him for his tax situation, and on the list goes.
The latest example of just such an attack is the massive fine Trump was slapped with by a federal judge from Florida, who sanctioned the former president, along with one of his attorneys, for filing a lawsuit that was deemed to be frivolous against twice-failed Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and 30 other individuals.
According to a report published by the Daily Wire, “Trump sued Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, the Democratic National Committee, and dozens of others in March 2022. The former president alleged that the defendants orchestrated a plot to spread malicious and false information about Trump regarding his ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.”
“The judge, appointed by former President Bill Clinton, ordered Trump, his attorney Alina Habba, and Habba’s firm, Habba Madaio & Associates, to pay a $937,989.39 fine for a lawsuit that ‘needlessly harmed’ 31 people and entities ‘in order to dishonestly advance a political narrative,'” the report continued.
“Here, we are confronted with a lawsuit that should never have been filed, which was completely frivolous, both factually and legally, and which was brought in bad faith for an improper purpose,” U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks stated. “Mr. Trump is a prolific and sophisticated litigant who is repeatedly using the courts to seek revenge on political adversaries. 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.”
“As such, I find that sanctions should be imposed upon Mr. Trump and his lead counsel, Ms. Habba,” the judge remarked.
The lawsuit filed by the former president leveled accusations at numerous Democratic groups, operatives, public officials, and others of “nefariously” abusing the investigative power invested in federal law enforcement, media ethics, and the trust of the general public to help push a conspiracy theory that attempted to connect his presidential campaign with Russia.
“Indeed, their far-reaching conspiracy was designed to cripple Trump’s bid for presidency by fabricating a scandal that would be used to trigger an unfounded federal investigation and ignite a media frenzy,” Trump’s lawsuit read.
“Middlebrooks threw out the case in September, dismissing Trump’s filing as a ‘political manifesto’ disguised as a lawsuit filled with overwrought claims and hyperbole while lacking substance. The judge fined Trump’s legal team $50,000 over the lawsuit in November,” the Daily Wire added.
At the time, Middlebrooks agreed to consider additional sanctions and issued a warning to the legal team representing the former president, saying that more action could potentially be taken against them by “the bar and disciplinary authorities” over the lawsuit.
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