New York Times Beats Trump Libel Suit Over Russia Op-Ed

By Bill Donahue (March 10, 2021, 2:17 PM EST) -- The New York Times won a ruling Tuesday rejecting a defamation lawsuit filed by former President Donald Trump's reelection campaign over an opinion column about a "quid pro quo" with Russia.

A New York state court ruled that the claims about Trump, made by journalist Max Frankel in a 2019 column, were clearly the kind of personal opinion that cannot form the basis of a libel lawsuit.

"The overall context in which the article was published, in the opinion section of the newspaper, signaled to the reader that the broader social context and surrounding circumstances indicate that what is being read...

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