Since 2016, Trump has had to play defense while one bodyblow after another from the litigious left as they methodically ate away at both his wealth and his good name.
It calls to mind a previous Republican who got ‘the treatment’ from a hostile press and a legal team eager to take down someone on Team Reagan.
“Which office do I go to get my reputation back?”
It was a damning question, put to the media in 1987 by Raymond Donovan, the former Secretary of Labor who was indicted on corruption charges for his work with a construction company accused of having mob ties. The media had a field day with Donovan. After all, it wasn’t every day you could paint a Reagan cabinet member as a mafia stooge.
Trouble was, the charges against Donovan didn’t hold up. Not only that, Donovan’s attorneys actually never put up a defense. They rested their case without calling a single witness, saying the prosecution failed to prove Donovan did anything wrong. The jury agreed, and Donovan walked out a free man. — JConnolly
We are now far enough along that we know who played what role in the deliberate set-up job framing Trump as a Russian stooge. We have a clear idea of the real harms Trump has suffered both personally and professionally. In fact, were it not for the Crossfire Hurricane chicanery, a case could be made that the GOP would have retained the House in 2018.
In such a scenario, Hillary doesn’t get the gavel, the wall gets completed, and there is no Trump impeachment. What’s more, General Flynn would have gone on to a fine political appointment where he would have gone a long way to cutting the corruption out of the Intelligence Community — seeing as he knew where many of those proverbial bodies were buried.
Trump gave the legal process time to play out. But many of the players were never charged. So Trump is going to court — and he’s starting with the first domino to get the conspiracy rolling — the lies written by Christopher Steele.
Details are scant, but here’s what we know so far:
Donald Trump is suing a former MI6 officer and the intelligence consultancy he founded, High Court records show.
The former US president is bringing a data protection claim against Orbis Business Intelligence and its founder Christopher Steele, who previously ran the Secret Intelligence Service’s Russia desk.
According to a court order published on Thursday, a two-day hearing in Mr Trump’s legal action is set to start on October 16, which is thought to be the first hearing in the claim. — DailyMail