Judge tosses Stormy Daniels libel suit against Trump

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels libel suit against Trump
Stormy Daniels (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – And requires Daniels to pay the president’s legal fees.]

The adult-film actress Stormy Daniels’ libel suit against President Donald Trump was thrown out Monday by a federal judge, who also ordered Daniels to pay Trump’s legal fees in the case.

U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles said Trump was engaged in “rhetorical hyperbole” in April when he sent a tweet casting doubt on threats that Daniels claimed to have received in 2011 as she debated whether to go public with her claim of a sexual encounter with Trump. …

In a 14-page order, Otero noted that the tweet was a one-time statement by Trump and said it failed to meet the standard of a clear factual claim that Daniels had lied.

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