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Trump to Sue CNN for Defamation, Fraud

'CNN repeatedly allowed for assertions that President Trump was illegitimately elected to go largely unchallenged... '

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Former President Donald Trump announced that he is intending to sue CNN and other cable networks that have “defamed [him] and defrauded the public.”

In his statements, Trump specifically referred to the 2020 election and alleged widespread election fraud, The Daily Wire reported.

“I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,” Trump said in a statement.

“I will also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded the public regarding the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 Election.”

“I will never stop fighting for the truth and for the future of our Country!” he concluded.

Washington-based law firm Ifrah law sent a notice of intent to the network, which included a 26-page letter explaining the basis of the lawsuit as well as hundreds of pages of exhibits.

“After the 2016 election, various members of the Democratic party gave numerous televised statements claiming the 2016 election was illegitimate. This included suggestions about Russian interference causing President Trump to win the election and regular referrals to President Trump being an ‘illegitimate’ President,” the notice said.

“CNN repeatedly allowed for assertions that President Trump was illegitimately elected to go largely unchallenged.”

Trump listed several democratic politicians who made statements against him while he was president, including Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden.

The notice continued, addressing the 2020 election and claiming that the network’s use of referring to Trump’s claims as “the big lie,” are defamatory because they suggest the former president is willfully misleading the public.

“In this instance, President Trump’s comments are not lies: He subjectively believes that the results of the 2020 presidential election turned on fraudulent voting activity in several key states,” the notice stated.

“Furthermore, the repeated characterization of President Trump lying was distinctly at odds with CNN’s treatment of individuals claiming President Trump’s 2016 was ‘illegitimate’ or based upon ‘Russian interference.'”

CNN has not publicly responded.

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