Donald Trump Files Massive Lawsuit Against Buzzfeed For 'Fake News' Dossier
Social news outlet sued by President's personal lawyer
A personal lawyer for Donald Trump has is now suing social news outlet Buzzfeed over the publication of a 'fake' dossier that alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump administration.
The lawsuit has come almost a year after the website published the 'unverified' document which many believe to be a complete fake.
Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, described the actions of Buzzfeed and the intelligence as "despicable" and "intentional."
"Just filed a defamation action against @BuzzFeedNews for publishing the lie-filled document on @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and me!" Michael Cohen said in a Twitter post on Tuesday, calling the dossier "fake."
"Even though defendant BuzzFeed expressly acknowledged the unverified (and potentially unverifiable) nature of the dossier's allegations, defendant BuzzFeed published the un-redacted dossier and the article anyway — without attempting to determine the veracity of these reports with plaintiff himself," Cohen wrote in the lawsuit against the website.
Buzzfeed has vowed to fight the lawsuit in court.
Cohen also informed Bloomberg that he had filed another defamation suit against Fusion GPS, who is the intelligence firm behind the dossier.
"The actions by BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS are so malicious, despicable and reckless, one can only presume that their motives were intentional," he told CNN.
WikiLeaks has a 100% record of accurate authentication. We do not endorse Buzzfeed's publication of a document which is clearly bogus.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 11, 2017
Last year Wikileaks Tweeted: “The Kremlin has no compromising information on Trump. This report does not correspond to reality and is nothing but an absolute fiction,” Dmitry Peskov (the deputy head of the Russian presidential administration) said on Wednesday.
“This is a total bluff, an absolute fabrication, complete nonsense,” he added.
Wikileaks then Tweeted: WikiLeaks has a 100% record of accurate authentication. We do not endorse Buzzfeed's publication of a document which is clearly bogus.
According to The Guardian, Cohen is one of Trump’s closest business advisers and closest supporters and it is unlikely that he was acting without the president’s approval
The Trump-Russia dossier was written by former British spy Christopher Steele and then published by BuzzFeed a few days before his inauguration in January 2017.
The document alleged that the Russian government has d compromising information on Trump which has been Contineuely denied by the US President, whats more the document still remains unverified.