Federal judge dismisses lawsuit field by Trump against Hillary Clinton over 2016 campaign

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On Thursday, a federal judge in Florida dismissed a lawsuit brought forth by former President Donald Trump against 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, alleging that she and her co-defendants had violated a number of laws during their 2016 presidential campaign.

The lawsuit, filed on March 24, 2022, alleged that Clinton and her co-defendants had violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), “predicated on the theft of trade secrets,” had obstructed justice, and committed wire fraud.

Additional claims were made for injurious falsehood, malicious prosecution, violations of the Computer Fraud Abuse Act, theft of trade secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, and violations of the Stored Communications Act.

Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the Southern District of Florida sided with motions brought forth by Clinton and her co-defendants, dismissing the case, according to court documents.

Summarizing the case brought forth by Trump’s team, which had been nearly 193 pages in length, Middlebrooks said that “Plaintiff alleges that the Defendants ‘[a]cting in concert … maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.'”

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