A federal judge tossed out Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and some former FBI officials, calling it a “political manifesto.”
“Plaintiff is not attempting to seek redress for any legal harm,” US District Judge Donald Middlebrooks, a President Bill Clinton appointee wrote. “Instead, he is seeking to flaunt a two-hundred-page political manifesto outlining his grievances against those that have opposed him, and this Court is not the appropriate forum.”
Trump filed the lawsuit in March against Clinton the DNC, various former FBI officials, including former FBI Director James Comey and others, accusing them of “orchestrating a malicious conspiracy to disseminate patently false and injurious information” when they claim he had ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Middlebrooks said most of Trump’s claims “are not only unsupported by any legal authority but plainly foreclosed by binding precedent.”
“What [Trump’s lawsuit] lacks in substance and legal support it seeks to substitute with length, hyperbole, and the settling of scores and grievances,” he continued.
Alina Habba, an attorney for Trump, told CNN that they will “immediately move to appeal this decision.”
“We vehemently disagree with the opinion issued by the Court today,” Habba said. “Not only is it rife with erroneous applications of the law, it disregards the numerous independent governmental investigations which substantiate our claim that the defendants conspired to falsely implicate our client and undermine the 2016 Presidential election.”