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  • Christopher Steele is no-show in London court in civil case over dossier

    02/06/2018 2:24:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/05/18 | Pamela K. Browne
    On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, former British MI-6 Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is going to extremes to avoiding answering questions from the United States Congress, while at the same time avoiding being videotaped and deposed in a multi-million dollar libel case brought against Buzzfeed. The media outlet published the unverified Trump dossier just over a year ago, setting off an international firestorm. Steele was a no-show Monday for a long-requested deposition in London, Fox News has learned. The news comes as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have announced a criminal referral...
  • Does Trump Have Grounds for a MASSIVE Libel Suit?

    02/02/2018 10:34:41 AM PST · by Mr. K · 27 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 2/2/18 | Mr. K the KnowItAll
    I think there are Felonies here and Misprision of Felonies, but in addition isn't their grounds for a MASSIVE libel suit of epic proportions? I meant they spent $12 million to MANUFACTURE a dossier accusing a person of some pretty terrible things. That certainly is grounds for a civil suit. Then (knowing it was fake) they used it to obtain warrants. That's where the felonies come in. And all the stuff that happened after- including unmasking.
  • Why We Don’t Need Libel and Blackmail Laws

    01/24/2018 6:41:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 24, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    President Donald Trump said, “We are going to take a strong look at our country’s libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about someone, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts.” The president was responding to statements made in Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” Our nation does not need stronger laws against libel. To the contrary, libel and slander laws should be repealed. Let’s say exactly what libel and slander are. The legal profession defines libel as a published false statement that is damaging to...
  • Sholom Rubashkin: PETA (Antifa's) Modern Day Blood Libel

    12/26/2017 11:43:52 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 14 replies
    12/27/17 | Yomin Postelnik
    An innocent man is freed.  Alan Dershowitz and numerous congressmen, senators and former US attorneys general spanning the entire political spectrum all put their names and reputations on the line for him.  Hundreds of thousands of Jews, and many Righteous Gentiles, celebrate around the world.  As usual, that doesn't stop the social justice warriors (what a complete misnomer if ever their were one).  And if that were all that happen, who would care?  If PETA wants to go around smearing the kindest and greatest we have, that's between them and the bird brains they represent.  But when people who know...
  • ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for 4 Weeks Without Pay: ‘Effective Immediately’

    12/02/2017 2:58:15 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 283 replies
    ABC News has announced that Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay “effective immediately.” “It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience – these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday,” the network said in a statement on Saturday. “Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay.” Ross came under considerable fire on Friday after he erroneously reported on live television that then-candidate Donald Trump had instructed Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians.
  • Pelosi Defends Clinton, Conyers, Franken; Attacks Trump, Calls Moore ‘a Child Molester’

    11/26/2017 4:36:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2017 | PAM KEY
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended former President Bill Clinton, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) against allegations of sexual misconduct while attacking President Donald Trump and Alabama GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore. On Clinton, Pelosi said, “I think it is a generational change. Let me say the concern we had then was that they were impeaching the president of the United States. and for something that had nothing to do with the performance of his duties and trying to take him out for that reason.” On Conyers, Pelosi...
  • Palin appeals dismissal of New York Times defamation suit

    11/22/2017 5:26:51 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2017 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) – Sarah Palin, a former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate, appealed on Tuesday the dismissal of her defamation suit against The New York Times, according to a court filing. Her suit against America’s newspaper of record was thrown out in late August by a New York judge who ruled that, in the context of “free” and “robust” American political journalism, “mistakes will be made.”....Palin accused the newspaper of having published the editorial with the full knowledge that the connection it mentioned was unfounded, and has pursued a defamation suit against it.
  • Mitch McConnell Leads Establishment Republicans in Effort to Push Roy Moore Out of Alabama Race

    11/10/2017 3:56:35 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 116 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9 Nov 2017 | SEAN MORAN
    Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and several other Republican senators said on Thursday if allegations are true, Alabama Senate Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore should drop out of the race. The Washington Post released a story on Thursday alledging that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, as well as other cases of sexual misconduct. Moore denied the allegations. “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” Moore said. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “If these allegations are true, he must...
  • McConnell: Moore should step down if allegations true

    11/09/2017 11:20:29 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 331 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2017 | Ben Kamisar
    Senate Republican leadership is calling for Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore to step down as the party's nominee if new allegations of his inappropriate sexual conduct against a 14-year old girl in 1979 are true. Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) released brief statements on Thursday, shortly after The Washington Post published the allegations. "If these allegations are true, he must step aside," McConnell said. Gardner's statement echoed that from McConnell. “The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling,” he said. “If these allegations are found...
  • Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32

    11/09/2017 10:12:30 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 137 replies
    WAPO ^ | 09 NOV 17 | By Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard and Alice Crites
    Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore. It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing. “He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her...
  • ACLU defends article linking Taylor Swift to white supremacists

    11/08/2017 1:36:47 PM PST · by Houmatt · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-07-17 | unknown
    The ACLU and Taylor Swift are squaring off after the singer tried to get an article detailing how white supremacy movements have embraced her lyrics and music videos, and how her silence has exacerbated the matter, pulled from a website. On Monday, the ACLU sent a letter to Swift's legal team arguing that an article posted by PopFront that links the star to the white supremacy movement should not be taken down -- as Swift has requested -- because the writer has the right to free speech.
  • Fusion GPS specializes in Libel for sale.

    10/26/2017 5:34:45 PM PDT · by Nateman · 17 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | Oct 26, 2017 | Nateman
    While I was listening to Hannity today and he had on an interesting guest. Thor Halvorssen. Thor made the claim that Fusion GPS is a company specializing in libel for sale. When Thor reported on some thieves from the Venezuela regime said thieves hired Fusion GPS to discredit his sources with libel. Thor claimed they got some hack leftist writer to post a web page on him and then paid Google to push it to the top. I ran the search and there in second place was a page smearing him. It was a poor smear job, no actual names...
  • Discredited gun researcher John Lott’s misleading Las Vegas massacre claims are falling apart

    10/04/2017 4:11:53 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 36 replies
    Media Matters ^ | October 3, 2017 | Timothy Johnson
    Discredited gun researcher John Lott attacked strong firearms regulations in a FoxNews.com op-ed with a dishonest comparison between the United States and Europe relating to gun laws and public massacres. Following a mass shooting sniper attack on a Las Vegas country music concert that left 59 dead and more than 500 people wounded, Lott -- a go-to source for conservative misinformation about gun violence following high-profile shootings -- published an opinion piece at FoxNews.com comparing machine gun attacks in Europe versus the United States
  • Sarah Palin and the New York Times: The Next Chapter

    09/06/2017 3:25:52 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2017 | James V. DeLong
    As expected by the bien-pensants of the mainstream media, a New York federal district judge dismissed Sarah Palin's libel suit against the New York Times. The decision reached what is, for the Progressive media, a politically correct result, which is that a scruffy conservative like Palin cannot be allowed to sue the New York Times.
  • Not So Fast, Why Palin Could Win on Appeal Against The New York Times

    08/30/2017 5:13:52 PM PDT · by ak267 · 25 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 8-29-2017 | Robert Barnes
    Two reasons Palin may win on appeal. First, the Judge appears to contradict himself on a critical issue of law. Second, the Judge appears to engage in weighing the evidence, rather than interpreting the evidence in every means favorable to Palin, often denying her the benefit of the doubt while repeatedly extending it to The New York Times, the behemoth newspaper who could do a lot more damage to a judge’s reputation than public figure Palin. (Fair, or unfair, more than a few counsel believe the New York Times enjoys an unfair advantage in its backyard because of its power...
  • Judge dismisses Palin defamation case against New York Times

    08/29/2017 12:12:47 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A federal judge dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. Palin sued The Times for defamation after an editorial in the newspaper on mass shootings tied an ad run by the former vice presidential nominee to the 2011 shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (R-Az.).
  • British spy behind Trump dossier ordered to give deposition in Buzzfeed suit

    08/25/2017 6:07:02 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | August 24, 2017 | Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    The former British spy who put together an unverified dossier of explosive allegations about President Trump during last year’s campaign has been ordered to give a deposition in a multi-million-dollar libel case brought against a media outlet that published the document. Former MI-6 British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is fighting the decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro, of the Southern District of Florida that he must answer questions in the suit against Buzzfeed. A lawyer directly involved in the case said the issue will likely be argued before the British courts where a similar libel case is being...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline Developer Sues Greenpeace Over ‘Eco-Terrorist’ Campaign

    08/23/2017 7:50:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Aug. 22, 2017 | John Sexton
    Energy Transfer Partners, the developer behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, has sued Greenpeace and several other groups for what it calls a ‘campaigns of misinformation.” ETP argues in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that environmental groups are running a racket designed to raise money by emotionalizing issues. ETP’s press release is here but it actually tones down the language of the court filing a bit.
  • Bannon: The Days Of Ivanka ‘Crying’ To Daddy ‘Are Over’ Now That Kelly Is Chief

    08/21/2017 12:28:28 PM PDT · by be-baw · 106 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2017 | Jack Crowe
    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon celebrated Chief of Staff John Kelly’s ability to prevent Ivanka Trump from influencing her father through unscheduled emotion-laden visits to the oval office. “Those days are over when Ivanka can run in and lay her head on the [president’s] desk and cry,” Bannon told multiple people, according to The New York Times.
  • Report: Ivanka Trump Helped Push Steve Bannon out of the White House

    08/20/2017 8:04:33 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/20/2017 | Charlie Spiering
    A Daily Mail report cites sources giving Ivanka Trump credit for forcing Steve Bannon out of the White House. The article references “Washington sources” that Trump’s daughter Ivanka pushed out Bannon because of his “far-right views” clashing with her Jewish faith. Bannon’s departure, the Daily Mail reports, was “done to save the Presidency,” according to a source close to Ivanka Trump, claiming that Bannon leaving “changes everything” with the Trump presidency. But according to a report from Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, Bannon had not “meaningfully advised the president about his response to Charlottesville,” although the pair spoke on the phone...