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.
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.