‘War’: Trump team drafting lawsuit against New York Times for hit piece claiming sexual assault

New York Times published some of Donald Trump's tax returns from 1995
New York Times

On Wednesday, the New York Times published a conveniently-timed hit piece claiming that Donald Trump allegedly assaulted two women.  Shortly afterward, Twitchy reported, sources within the campaign said a lawsuit against the Times is being drafted:

CNN reported:

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

Lawyers for Donald Trump are “drafting” lawsuits against The New York Times and The Palm Beach Post, hours after those newspapers published separate reports in which women claimed Trump had touched them inappropriately.

Two high-ranking Trump campaign sources confirmed to CNNMoney that a lawsuit against the Times was in the works, but has not been filed. One source said the campaign was also drafting a lawsuit against the Post.

“NYT editors, reporters, politically motivated accusers better lawyer up,” one of the sources said on condition of anonymity.

The Times story features two women, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks, who say that Trump made inappropriate physical advances. The Post storyfeatures a woman named Mindy McGillivray who says she was groped by Trump at Mar-a-Lago when she was 23. CNN has not been able to independently confirm their accounts.

Twitchy noted:

The Times article was published nearly consecutively with two other reports alleging sexual assault, along with the announcement that another accuser would tell her story Thursday morning on the Today Show. Oh, and a writer for People just published her own first-person account of an assault in 2005.

According to Breitbart, Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor for the Trump campaign, issued the following statement:

This entire article is fiction, and for the New York Times to launch a completely false, coordinated character assassination against Mr. Trump on a topic like this is dangerous. To reach back decades in an attempt to smear Mr. Trump trivializes sexual assault, and it sets a new low for where the media is willing to go in its efforts to determine this election.

It is absurd to think that one of the most recognizable business leaders on the planet with a strong record of empowering women in his companies would do the things alleged in this story, and for this to only become public decades later in the final month of a campaign for president should say it all.

Further, the Times story buries the pro-Clinton financial and social media activity on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, reinforcing that this truly is nothing more than a political attack. This is a sad day for the Times.

Serious questions have been raised about the allegations, according to a post at the Gateway Pundit.


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Now it’s “war.”

Meanwhile, we learn from Wikileaks that a NYT reporter gave the Clinton campaign veto power over the statements she made…

Stay tuned.  This is going to get interesting.

Exit question: Was the NYT one of the media organizations Bill O’Reilly said ordered employees to destroy Trump?


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