CNN is asking a judge in Florida to toss a lawsuit filed by former President Trump against the network earlier this fall on First Amendment grounds. The cable news network and Trump’s lawyers have battled in court in recent weeks over the former president’s lawsuit accusing CNN of defamation over its coverage of his 2020 election claims. Trump and his allies have long attacked the network and the mainstream media more generally as biased against him. His lawyers argue in their lawsuit against CNN that Trump has been slandered in recent months amid “fears” he would run for president again in 2024. Trump announced his third White House run last week from Mar-a-Lago.
Source: CNN November 24, 2022 01:10 UTC