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Trump's electoral staff sues Washington Post

Source : 112 Ukraine

The staff representatives claim that the medium posted misleading information about Trump's ties with Russia and applying pressure on the electoral process in 2016
10:44, 4 March 2020

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The electoral staff of U.S. President Donald Trump sued The Washington Post, charging the outlet with spreading deliberately false information. The Hill posted that on March 3.

The lawsuit was filed on Monday. According to the staff members, the newspaper posted misleading information about Trump's ties with Russia and applying pressure on the electoral process during the election in 2016.

"The lawsuit cites two Washington Post opinion pieces from June 2019, one which said that then-special counsel Robert Mueller concluded that the Trump campaign “tried to conspire with” a “sweeping and systematic” attack by Russia in the 2016 election", reads the story. 

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According to The Hill, "the lawsuit faces long odds in court. To succeed, the campaign will have to carry the heavy burden of proving that the Post’s claims were false statements of fact, and were published with actual malice or reckless disregard for the truth".

Earlier, Donald Trump said that he would like to see reconciliation between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. "I would like them to agree. If they ... got along with each other, it would be wonderful for the whole world", he said.

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