(RepublicanInformer.com)- Late last week, a Florida federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that was filed by former President Donald Trump against his rival from the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton.
The lawsuit was claiming that Clinton attempted to “rig” the election that year.
The former president filed the suit seeking to recover $24 million in damages that he said he suffered as a result. The suit alleged that Clinton and some of her cronies “orchestrated a malicious conspiracy” that involved spreading false information about him.
They did so, according to the lawsuit, to “destroy his life, his political career and rig the 2016 Election” so that Clinton would win.
The civil suit was tossed out by U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks on September 8.
The claims that Trump was making for relief, 14 counts in all, were all based on torts of malicious prosecution and injurious falsehoods. He was suing Clinton and other defendants for violating criminal statutes including RICO — the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act that is often used to prosecute members of organized crime.
He was also citing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as another law that the defendants criminally violated.
Many of the claims were revolved around the fact that Hillary’s campaign hired Fusion GPS, a research firm that ultimately hired Christopher Steele to look into damaging information about the former president that was released during the presidential campaign that year.
All of the findings were compiled into what became called the “Steele Dossier.” It included claims that were quite lurid about Trump, though many media analysts debunked those claims.
In making his ruling, Middlebrooks — who Hillary’s husband Bill Clinton appointed — criticized Trump’s lawsuit as “a 200-page political manifesto of grievances.” He decided to dismiss the suit with prejudice.
In the ruling, Middlebrooks wrote the complaints were “not warranted under existing law,” had “glaring problems” and “clearly contravened” precedents set by the Supreme Court. He also went off on the “audacity of the plaintiff’s legal theories.”
He summed up the ruling by writing:
“What the Amended Complaint lacks in substance and legal support it seeks to substitute with length, hyperbole and the settling of scores and grievances.”
In addition to Clinton, Trump named the Democratic National Committee and many other senior associates of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Many of those people are now serving in senior roles with the Biden administration, including Jake Sullivan, the U.S. national security advisor; Debbie Wasserman, a member of the House from Florida; and John Podesta, who is President Joe Biden’s senior advisor.
In a statement supplied to the Daily Caller News Foundation after the ruling was issued, Alina Habba, the attorney for Trump, said:
“We vehemently disagree with the opinion issued by the court today. Not only is it rife with erroneous applications of the law, it disregards the numerous independent governmental investigations which substantiate our claims that the defendants conspired to falsely implicate our client and undermine the 2016 presidential election.
“We will immediately move to appeal this decision.”