Clinton wants Trump to pay her attorney fees after abandoning conspiracy lawsuit

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told a federal court that former President Trump was accused of collusion with Russia, accusing her and others of colluding to undermine his 2016 campaign. It is asking that she be ordered to pay her legal costs for the lawsuit she filed alleging that she was involved in the conspiracy.

In a motion filed Monday, Clinton’s attorneys filed a lawsuit against Trump – which was dismissed by a federal court in September. The move the former president appealed — claimed that it met the criteria for the court to impose sanctions as a “political stunt.”

Clinton’s attorney said, “No reasonable attorney would have filed this case, let alone multiple defendants’ motions to dismiss, highlighting its fundamental and irreparable flaws.” I wouldn’t have continued the prosecution even after I did,” he wrote.

Trump said in March that Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and a dozen others accused the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia. In 2016, he filed a massive civil lawsuit, alleging he orchestrated a malicious conspiracy to undermine Trump’s presidential prospects.

The lawsuit names Sullivan in her capacity as Clinton’s chief foreign policy adviser during her election campaign.

For months, Clinton’s lawyers have argued that Trump’s case was politically motivated, and a judge was appointed by former President Bill Clinton in September. He threw down his suit and described it as a “political manifesto.” Trump then appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Under federal law, judges require attorneys who “unjustifiably and frustratingly” increase court proceedings to pay extra costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees reasonably incurred for their actions. can.

“Plaintiff’s action was unjustified in nature, unsupported by law, and imposed a substantial burden on both defendants and this court,” Clinton’s attorneys argued. “Plaintiff and his legal team were unable to settle the matter by filing an amended complaint, even though a single motion to dismiss had informed them of the many flaws in the original complaint. “

Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, vehemently denied Clinton’s allegations in a written statement, returning accusations that the former presidential candidate had submitted the motion for political purposes.

“This motion, conveniently filed a week before Election Day, is little more than a thinly veiled attempt to score political points,” she continued. It is particularly inappropriate given that the case will soon be reviewed by the 11th Circuit Court.We oppose this motion and trust the Court to see through this ruse.”

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