The New York Times told The Verge in a statement: “The Trump Campaign has turned to the courts to try to punish an opinion writer for having an opinion they find unacceptable.” The New York Times also mentioned that there is a law that protects Americans right to express their opinions and assumptions on issues of public interest in particular. The lawsuit is particularly focused on the phrase “quid pro quo,” often interpreted as a special exchange between Trump and Russian government.
WikiLeaks released several domestic e-mails with negative news from the Democrat National Committee during the 2016 campaign. The Russian Intelligence Officers claimed those emails were hacked and leaked. And, according to a report from the House Intelligence Committee earlier this month, Russia is already in the 2020 presidential election to support Trump. This briefing is published by the New York Times and the Washington Post.
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