President TrumpDonald John TrumpSurveillance deal elusive as deadline loomsCoronavirus fears disrupt daily lifeThe Memo: Biden poised for gains in next waves of primariesMORE’s reelection campaign is suing CNN for defamation, filing its third lawsuit in two weeks against major media outlets over opinion columns about Russian efforts to assist his 2016 presidential bid.
The lawsuit is accusing CNN of publishing a libelous opinion piece on its website about Russia’s efforts to influence U.S. elections.
“The statements were and are 100 percent false and defamatory,” Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser for the campaign, said in a statement. “The complaint alleges CNN was aware of the falsity at the time it published them, but did so for the intentional purpose of hurting the campaign, while misleading its own readers in the process. Further, the campaign, through counsel, sent a written demand to CNN on February 25, 2020 to retract and apologize for the false and defamatory statements.
“CNN refused, so the campaign was left with no alternative but to file suit to publicly establish the truth and seek appropriate remedies,” Ellis added.
The lawsuit was first reported by Fox News.