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Weekend Reads Trump campaign threatens to sue CNN, citing Project Veritas videos

08:20  19 october  2019
08:20  19 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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An attorney representing President Trump 's reelection campaign sent a letter to CNN on Friday threatening to sue the network over purported allegations of bias against the Harder cited one CNN employee recorded by Project Veritas who alleged Zucker has a personal feud with Trump .

The Trump campaign is threatening to sue CNN , demanding “a substantial damages,” because of He’s suing the media, threatening to sue CNN . It’s just more of the fight and pushback that you We Don’t Wanna Admit It’. The Hill: Trump Campaign Threatens to Sue CNN , Citing Project Veritas

a sign on the side of a building: CNN has dismissed the lawsuit.© Getty Images CNN has dismissed the lawsuit.

An attorney representing President Trump's reelection campaign sent a letter to CNN on Friday threatening to sue the network over purported allegations of bias against the president.

Trump attorney Charles Harder wrote to CNN president Jeff Zucker warning that the Trump campaign intends to seek damages from the network based on secretly recorded videos posted in recent days by the right-wing group Project Veritas.

"Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called 'mainstream' news, as the current situation," Harder wrote.

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An attorney representing President Trump 's reelection campaign sent a letter to CNN on Friday threatening to sue the network over purported allegations of bias against the Harder cited one CNN employee recorded by Project Veritas who alleged Zucker has a personal feud with Trump .

Following the publication by Project Veritas of videos of secretly recorded CNN executives discussing their network ’s prioritization of anti- Trump coverage, US President Donald Trump ’s campaign has threatened the network with legal action.

Harder cited one CNN employee recorded by Project Veritas who alleged Zucker has a personal feud with Trump. Another employee captured on video complains that CNN does not live up to its "facts first" slogan, while a third lamented that the network wants to focus its coverage mainly on Trump and the ongoing House impeachment inquiry.

"The aforementioned examples are merely the tip of the iceberg of the evidence my clients have accumulated over recent years," Harder wrote. "We also expect substantial additional information about CNN's wrongful practices to become known in the coming days and weeks."

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The campaign relies on a series of undercover videos of CNN employees discussing the network its president Jeff Zucker’s approach to covering Trump . CNN told TheWrap, “This is nothing more than a desperate PR stunt and doesn’t merit a response.” Read original story Trump Threatens to Sue

This week, Project Veritas released several videos featuring CNN employees decrying the network ’s coverage in the Trump era as well as audio of Zucker pushing staff to vigorously cover the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into the president.

Harder alleged that CNN's actions constituted a violation of the Lanham Act, a trademark law enacted in the 1940s that governs trademark use and false advertising.

CNN dismissed the lawsuit in a statement on Friday.

"This is nothing more than a desperate PR stunt and doesn't merit a response," Matt Dornic, a spokesman for CNN, said in a statement.

Trump, with Harder as his attorney, has threatened in the past to sue news outlets as well as multiple women who accused him of sexual misconduct, but so far he has not followed through with the threatened litigation.

A case against CNN would likely face significant hurdles on First Amendment grounds.

Project Veritas often records surreptitious videos and edits them in an effort to highlight allegations of liberal bias. The CNN videos were picked by conservative media this week, and appeared to be referenced in a tweet from Trump suggesting Zucker should resign.

The president routinely chastises CNN as "fake news," targeting specific anchors and reporters and complaining about coverage he dislikes. His supporters often chant "CNN sucks" during campaign rallies.

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