Hillary Wins Big

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Thursday (September 8), a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by former President Donald in March against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, several ex-FBI officials, the Democratic National Committee, and a dozen of other individuals, claiming they had conspired to undermine his 2016 Presidential election campaign.

When he dismissed the lawsuit, US District Judge Donald Middlebrook explained in his ruling that “most of the plaintiff’s claims are not only unsupported by any legal authority but plainly foreclosed by binding precedent.”

Middlebrook — a Bill Clinton-appointed Judge — claimed that everything the lawsuit “lacks in substance and legal support it seeks to substitute with length, hyperbole, and the settling of scores and grievances.”

When Trump filed his lawsuit, he named a cast of characters — which included former FBI director James Comey, retired British spy Christopher Steele, and Clinton campaign advisors — which he accused of masterminding a “deep state” conspiracy against him.

In his ruling dismissing Trump’s lawsuit, Middlebrook noted there were “glaring problems” with Trump’s “audacious” law interpretations, describing many of the former President’s factual assertions as “implausible.”

Middlebrook also called out the former President for “not attempting to seek redress for any legal harm” and rather using the lawsuit as a “two-hundred-page political manifesto outlining his grievances against those that have opposed him, and this Court is not the appropriate forum.”