Twice-failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is asking a federal court to order President Donald Trump to pay her legal fees related to a lawsuit against her.
The racketeering lawsuit Trump filed against Hillary was thrown out of court by a Bill Clinton-appointed judge in September.
Clinton’s attorneys wrote: “A reasonable attorney would never have filed this suit, let alone continued to prosecute it after multiple Defendants’ motions to dismiss highlighted its fundamental and incurable defects.
“Plaintiff’s suit was unwarranted on the facts, unsupported by the law, and imposed substantial burdens both on Defendants and this Court.
“Despite being alerted to the many deficiencies in the initial Complaint by one round of motions to dismiss, Plaintiff and his counsel pressed forward on an Amended Complaint that fixed none of the problems.”
Hillary Clinton wants Donald Trump to pay. https://t.co/aNBNdBQUVP
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) November 1, 2022
Trump attorney Alina Habba said:
“This motion, conveniently filed one week prior to election day, is nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt to score political points.
“This motion is particularly inappropriate, given that our client’s case will soon be reviewed by the Eleventh Circuit.
“We will oppose this motion and trust that the Court will see through this ruse.”
Clinton is asking for $1.06 million from Trump to cover the legal expenses for all the defendants named in his civil suit.
According to The New York Post:
The former president filed the civil suit in March, accusing Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, British ex-spy Christopher Steele, and others of a conspiracy to undermine his 2016 presidential campaign with allegations of Russia collusion.
Trump claimed in filings that he had suffered over $24 million in losses as a result of the rumors about collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia.
US District Judge Donald Middlebrooks, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1997, tossed the lawsuit out in September, citing “deficiencies in the plaintiff’s argument.”
Hillary Clinton is asking a federal court to order former President Trump to pay her legal fees over a suit he filed alleging she and others engaged in a conspiracy to undermine his 2016 campaign with accusations of Russian collusion.https://t.co/gkMsdJhcAJ
— KGET 17 News (@KGETnews) November 1, 2022