Trump Private Lawyer Sues Buzzfeed Over Russian Dossier

Michael Cohen filed a defamation lawsuit against Buzz Feed for publishing an unverified dossier of allegations about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia

The largely unverified memos were written by a former MI6 agent and included salacious allegations that Mr Trump consorted with prostitutes during a trip to Moscow in 2013.

Fusion GPS "recklessly placed it beyond their control and allowed it to fall into the hands of media devoted to breaking news on the hottest subject of the day: the Trump candidacy", the federal lawsuit against the firm said. As a long-time confidant of Mr Trump, it seems certain his legal action has the backing of the president.

"Enough is enough of the #fake #RussianDossier", Cohen wrote on Twitter.

Reuters/Aaron BernsteinTrump's private lawyer filed a defamation lawsuit against Buzzfeed over the Russian dossier.

The White House has repeatedly questioned the veracity of the dossier's claims.

"Even though defendant BuzzFeed expressly acknowledged the unverified (and potentially unverifiable) nature of the dossier's allegations, defendant BuzzFeed published the un-redacted dossier and the article anyway - without attempting to determine the veracity of these reports with plaintiff himself", Cohen wrote in the lawsuit filed Tuesday night in NY state court.

Separately, the source said the committee got access to dossier-related financial records from TD Bank on Friday following a court decision, making any potential appeal by Fusion GPS moot.

One year after BuzzFeed published former MI6 operative Christopher Steele's private intelligence dossier alleging Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation (sometimes known in certain circles as the "pee dossier"), the website's editor in chief Ben Smith is defending the decision. BuzzFeed, Politico, ABC, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) also have stories.


"Journalistic traditionalists didn't like the idea of sharing an unfiltered, unverified document with the public, whatever the caveats and context", he wrote, adding that NBC News's Chuck Todd had called it "fake news" at the time.

Cohen, like many of Trump's aides and allies, has been harshly critical of some national news outlets. The BBC reported that the dossier was a "road map" to the F.B.I. investigation. Most ot08her USA news organizations declined to publish the document because many of its claims - some of them salacious - haven't been substantiated.

It was compiled by Christopher Steele, who had been head of the Russian Federation desk at Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, better known as MI6.

Fusion GPS was originally hired to do research during the 2016 Republican primary campaign for a still unknown Republican donor who wanted to defeat Trump.

Buzzfeed News broke ranks and published the 35-page dossier days later.

"It has helped journalists explain to their audience the investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election", he said.

In August he appeared before a congressional committee to deny its allegations point by point. "I have never been to Prague or the Czech Republic, and I have never engaged with, been paid by, paid for, or communicated with anyone representing the Russian Federation or anyone else to hack anyone or any organization or disseminate false news reports or interfere in any way with this election". "My name was included only because of my proximity to the president".

Related News:



Most liked

Chris Brown Monkey Business Could Get Him Prosecuted
TMZ says that the "Don't Judge Me" singer has a pet monkey named Fiji , that was reportedly obtained without a permit. Some folks think that the animal is a danger to the 3-year-old girl and really should be left in the wild.

College basketball: No. 4 Michigan State needs overtime to top Rutgers
Prior to their loss to Ohio State, the team shot well over 50 percent from the field in six-straight contests. Head coach Tom Izzo said Rutgers was the most physically tough team MSU has played against this year.

1.03 is Gilead Sciences Inc's (NASDAQ:GILD) Institutional Investor Sentiment
Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 3,204,433 shares of the company's stock, valued at $235,814,224.47. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link .

Average price of Vancouver condo up 20% to $775806
Royal LePage is a Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. company, a TSX-listed corporation trading under the symbol TSX:BRE. The HPS assesses real estate trends in residential markets across Canada for the past quarter.

Barry Bennell abused boys in remote 'haunted house', court told
She said: "I suggest to you that you were not sexually abused at all by Barry Bennell". But he said none of the boys spoke to each other about the alleged abuse.

Crude Oil Prices Increased in 2017, and Brent-WTI Spread Widened
Craig at Platts, meanwhile, said gasoline demand could inch lower and it may be a matter of time before oil prices reverse course. Brent crude oil futures briefly broke back above $70 per barrel while West Texas Intermediate was trading around $64 per barrel.

Samsung brands second-gen HBM2 as 'Aquabolt'
To achieve Aquabolt's unprecedented performance, Samsung has applied new technologies related to TSV design and thermal control. Samsung will continue to refine its HBM2, as it expands the market " over the next several years ", it says.

Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before they are boiled
But there's "clear-long-term motivational change [in these experiments] that's entirely consistent with the idea of pain". In experiments, hermit crabs were quick to abandon a shell if it was exposed to a large electric shock.

Ex-RB Marcus Lattimore joins SC coaching staff
Former South Carolina All-American running back Marcus Lattimore will start Monday in an off-the-field role. In the a year ago , he'd earn $5.2 million.

Queen Elizabeth Says Wearing A Crown Has One Significant Downside
The Queen may enjoy the great privilege of wearing a crown, but the extravagant headpiece doesn't come without its downside. Meanwhile, the Smithsonian Channel is airing a special to mark the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation.

Veterans to be Eligible for Expanded Mental Health Resources
Howard and Jean have been advocating for veterans on this issue since losing their son. We've had our veterans sign conformed consent so they are part of the process.

Vikas is mean to Hina
He asks her to help him win the Rs 3 lakh amount as he feels she is anyways going to be the victor and get the lump sum. Puneesh listens to her and later tells Hina that Shilpa has no emotions and that she broke her mug without any feelings.

Tunisia: 778 arrested for protesting against austerity measures
The protests draw on anger over price and tax increases included in this year's budget that took effect on January 1. The government has blamed the opposition and "troublemakers" for stoking unrest, a charge the opposition has denied.

CELG) — Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ
The market capitalization (Stock Price Multiply by Total Number of Outstanding Shares) for the company is reported at $83.66B. The stock of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Friday, October 27 by Barclays Capital.

Oprah 'Intrigued' But Not Planning Presidential Bid, Friend Says
Trump , speaking with reporters during a White House meeting today, said in response to a question: "Yeah, I'll beat Oprah ". The enthusiasm for an Oprah candidacy illustrates the range of candidates who may eventually run against Trump .