Donald Trump and his team are fed up with being the media’s punching bag.
So they are starting to fight back against the Russian collusion witch hunt.
And one brand new lawsuit has Robert Mueller realizing he made the biggest mistake of his life.
Last year, Buzzfeed kicked off the collusion hysteria by publishing the fake news Fusion GPS Russia dossier.
The document was paid for by the Clinton campaign and Democrat National Committee, but it was presented as a real intelligence document.
It contained all sorts of fake news and unverified claims.
But that didn’t stop the runaway media freight train from claiming it was evidence of a conspiracy by Trump to rig the election.
Now Trump’s team is fighting back.
Michael Cohen – who is Trump’s personal attorney – is suing BuzzFeed and its employees, including editor Ben Smith – for defamation over accusations of collusion that were part of the dossier they published.
“Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen sued BuzzFeed Inc. on Tuesday for defamation over allegations about him in a dossier the news organization published that was commissioned in 2016 by the president’s political opponents.
Cohen said he also filed a second defamation suit against political intelligence firm Fusion GPS, which compiled the dossier, in federal court. Buzzfeed published the dossier in its entirety nearly a year ago, which it said it obtained from a source it didn’t identify.
The dossier contains unverified claims that Cohen and Trump had suspicious connections with Russian figures. Most other U.S. news organizations declined to publish the document because many of its claims — some of them salacious — haven’t been substantiated.
“It will be proven that I had no involvement in this Russian collusion conspiracy,” Cohen said in an interview on Tuesday. “My name was included only because of my proximity to the president.”
Cohen’s complaint against Buzzfeed names editor-in-chief Ben Smith, reporter Ken Bensinger and editors Miriam Elder and Mark Schoofs, who were the bylines on the article Buzzfeed published accompanying the dossier. He provided the complaint and a confirmation email from the court system that he had filed the suit to Bloomberg News.
Cohen said he’s mentioned in the dossier 15 times.”
If Cohen wins his lawsuit, it will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Russia investigation is based on a hoax.
That will delegitimize Robert Mueller’s witch hunt against the President.
And it will increase calls to end the investigation and for Mueller to issue a public report exonerating the President.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.