Trump Tells CNN To Get Ready For Court After Release Of Jeff Zucker Video
President Trump was outraged over the videos exposing CNN President Jeff Zuckers and others at CNN bias. On Friday President Trump stated he is going to sue CNN for “substantial payment of damages.”
The President’s attorney Charles J. Harder sent a four-page letter to CNN citing years of anti-Trump bias and said that the network has broken its promise of “excellence in journalism.” The Washington Examiner reported:
Listing several examples from the just-released Project Veritas videotapes of CNN insiders describing Zucker’s demand for “impeachment above all else,” Harder wrote that they “are merely the tip of the iceberg of the evidence my clients have accumulated over recent years.”
He added, “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 represents both Trump and the campaign. The letter was provided exclusively to Secrets and is shown in full below.
CNN spokesman Matt Dornic said, “This is nothing more than a desperate PR stunt and doesn’t merit a response.”
While media is typically protected by the First Amendment, Harder said the bias he cited at CNN was a violation of the Lanham Act “by constituting misrepresentations to the public, to your advertisers, and to others” to distribute “truly fair and balanced” news.
“Accordingly, my clients intend to file legal action against you, to seek compensatory damages, treble damages, punitive damages, injunctive relief, reimbursement of legal costs, and all other available legal and equitable remedies, to the maximum extent permitted by law,” said the letter.
What’s more, he suggested that even if the campaign and CNN come to an agreement, he would seek money as part of that deal.
“Please contact the undersigned to discuss an appropriate resolution of this matter, which would include a substantial payment of damages, as well as all other appropriate measures that are necessary to fully address the magnitude of the situation,” wrote Harder in the letter sent by overnight mail and email on Wednesday.
I think the videos that Project Veritas released is more than enough to prove that CNN needs to be penalized for their actions.