The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit against The New York Times for libel over its false reporting of Donald Trump plotting with Russia to help him win the 2016 presidential election.

The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday, accuses The Times of intentionally defaming Trump with a 2019 op-ed written by journalist Max Frankel claiming that Trump’s 2016 campaign had an “overarching deal” with Russia.

“Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. today filed a libel lawsuit against The New York Times over a story falsely reporting as fact a conspiracy with Russia,” the campaign’s website states.



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