Trump and his attorneys are embarrassed when the choose fines them practically $1 million for Hillary Clinton’s lawsuit
Federal Judge John Middlebrooks has fined Trump and his attorneys nearly $1 million for abusing the legal system with a frivolous lawsuit against Hillary Clinton.
A federal judge on Thursday imposed nearly $1 million in penalties on former President Donald Trump and his attorney for filing a “frivolous” lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and others who allege they attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election to manipulate in Clinton’s favor.
“This case should never have been brought,” Judge John Middlebrooks of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida wrote in his decision to sanction Trump for the civil suit, which the judge had previously dismissed.
“Its inadequacy as a legal right was obvious from the start. No sane lawyer would have filed it. Intended for a political purpose, none of the charges in the amended complaint contained any discernible legal claim.”
The point of such sanctions is to hopefully discourage other attorneys from filing frivolous lawsuits on Trump’s behalf. The same judge shredded the lawsuit when it originally dismissed it, and attorneys who have filed lawsuits in other states based on Trump’s big lie have also been sanctioned.
Trump spent Thursday inadvertently admitting to inciting violence while trying to blame the media for using the term “the big lie.” Judges are tired of Trump trying to use their courtrooms as forums to make political points and advertise.
Donald Trump is not the President, so there is less tolerance for his abuse of the courts and general nonsense.
It’s been a humbling month for Trump, and things could soon get worse.
The government judiciary was the one that consistently acted as a guardrail and opposed Trump.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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