Disgraced former president, lawyer ordered to pay $1 million over frivolous Clinton lawsuit

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“A federal judge has ordered Donald Trump and one of his attorneys to jointly pay nearly $1m in penalties for pursuing a frivolous lawsuit that accused Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and other perceived enemies of the former president of engaging in racketeering and concocting a vast conspiracy against him. The suit was dismissed in September and Trump was ordered to pay tens of thousands in November after one defendant sought sanctions. The latest order came after a group of the remaining defendants, including Clinton, filed a separate request for sanctions. … ‘We are confronted with a lawsuit that should never have been filed, which was completely frivolous, both factually and legally, and which was brought in bad faith for an improper purpose,’ Middlebrooks wrote in the 46-page order imposing sanctions of $937,989.39 against Trump and [Alina] Habba.” (01/20/23)