Reporter and Network Gets Sued $25 Million for Libel from a Official of the Trump Admin
As the impeachment inquiry heats up some in the Trump administration are stating they have had enough. They are also fighting back the phony media narratives.
MSNBC, of course, was among the few media outlets that lead the charge that Trump was a Russian asset – Just recently, Malcolm Nance simply stated that false statement on MSNBC a week ago – in addition to the fraudulent narrative that Trump did something wrong with Ukraine.
The president has enormous powers, as does the media, however when you go across the line there are effects.
As MSNBC press reporter Natasha Bertrand simply learned by hand. Early on, Bertrand was an early supporter of the Russian false narrative that ultimately ended up “No Collusion” by the Mueller Report.
On Monday, a White House Official just sued Politico, including one of its reporters implicating him of “lying, deceit and unethical conduct” as reported by Fox News, over stories and tweets.
That Official is Kash Patel who is the National Security Council’s senior counterterrorism director and is seeking greater than $25 million in damages which was filed in Virginia.
The lawsuit additionally names Natasha Bertrand, a Politico reporter and a contributor in MSNBC. Robert Allbritton, who owns Politico is also named in the suit. The allegations, which fixate what the president was outlined in the Ukraine situation is at the heart of the impeachment.
From the Daily Caller
While Politico is the nominal target of the suit, it represents an aggressive attempt by a presidential aide to put Adam Schiff’s handling of the impeachment inquiry itself on trial. Describing the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee as “a demagogue with an axe to grind against the president,” Patel portrays Schiff as running roughshod over rules and interviewing witnesses “to create click-bait headlines and soundbites to feed to his co-conspirators and media sympathizers.”
The suit stems from Bertrand’s Oct. 23 story, headlined “Nunes Protege Fed Ukraine Info to Trump.” Patel previously worked for Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, spearheading the Intel Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, before joining the White House in February.
The Politico piece said Patel “was among those passing negative information about Ukraine to President Donald Trump earlier this year, fueling the president’s belief that Ukraine was brimming with corruption and interfered in the 2016 election on behalf of Democrats.”