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Trump Files Libel Lawsuit Against The New York Times Over ‘False And Defamatory Statements’ On Russia

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US President, Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign has filed a libel lawsuit against The New York Times alleging the newspaper “knowingly published false and defamatory statements” connecting Trump to Russia in a March 2019 opinion piece, taking his war with the media to different heights.

Opinion pieces by The New York Times are published in The Times’ opinion section, which is separate from the organization’s newsroom and has a different leadership and control.

The March 2019 piece at the center of the defamation lawsuit was written by Max Frankel, a former executive editor of The Times, and was titled “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo.”

In the opinion piece, Frankel wrote “there was no need for detailed electoral collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin’s oligarchy” as the Trump campaign and Putin “had an overarching Quid Pro Quo deal: the quid of help in the campaign against Hillary Clinton for the quo of a new pro-Russian foreign policy, starting with relief from the Obama administration’s burdensome economic sanctions.”

The Trump campaign’s lawsuit alleges that The Times was “well aware when it published these statements that they were not true.” and that The Times published the opinion piece “knowing it would misinform and mislead its own readers” because the newspaper harbors “extreme bias and animosity” toward Trump.

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The Trump campaign also added as evidence, previous articles published by The Times about the meeting Donald Trump Jr. participated in with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower. The campaign in it’s lawsuit noted that The Times had been provided a statement from Trump Jr. in which he said the meeting “provided no meaningful information.” but that The Times still went ahead to publish Frankel’s opinion piece ahead of the release of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election because the media house knew it “was likely to exonerate the Campaign from allegations of collusion.”

“Once the Mueller Report was released, The Times knew that any claims of conspiracy would not be credible,” the lawsuit said. “Thus, by publishing the Defamatory Article in March 2019, The Times sought to damage the Campaign before the Mueller Report would be released debunking the conspiracy claims.”

In a statement, a spokesperson for The Times reacted to the lawsuit, saying, “The Trump Campaign has turned to the courts to try to punish an opinion writer for having an opinion they find unacceptable.”

“Fortunately, the law protects the right of Americans to express their judgments and conclusions, especially about events of public importance. We look forward to vindicating that right in this case.”

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Mark Zuckerberg At 36 Becomes World’s 3rd Centibillionaire

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Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, 36, has become the third centibillionaire in the World.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Zuckerberg’s fortune has topped $100bn for the first time, placing him among members of the world’s centibillionaires’ club, after Facebook’s shares surged by 6% on investor optimism over the news the company plans to launch Instagram Reels, a rival to the Chinese video-sharing application TikTok.

Facebook announced the US rollout of Instagram Reels after US President Donald Trump banned US companies from dealing with ByteDance and Tencent, the Chinese owners of TikTok and the WeChat messaging service.

The 36-year old media magnate has now joined Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, and Bill Gates, Microsoft’s founder, as the only people who have centibillionaire status, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index said.

Mark Zuckerberg, who founded Facebook in 2004 and owns a 13% stake in the company, gained about US$22 billion this year.

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GES Dismisses And Bans The WASSCE Students Who Insulted Nana Addo From Writing The Exam

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The Ghana Education Service-GES in reaction to the recent indecent behaviors by the final year students involved in the notorious acts has dismissed and banned them from further taking part in the ongoing WASSCE.

In a press release, the Ghana Education Service to this effect has taken some stern measures against these students who were involved in insulting the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo in different viral videos.

This directive by the GES is to serve as a deterrence to the other students writing the WASSCE not to follow their stead and put up the best of behavior so as to have a smooth running of the exams.

The GES, again in the media release noted that at the schools where properties were destroyed, the results of the candidates would be withheld until they pay full cost for their damage.

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John Mahama Has Secret Side-Chicks He Hooks Up With At Spintex : Afia Schwarzenegger

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Afia Schwarzenegger from all grounds for believing is done with the NDC and there’s no way she can make a U-turn in subsequent years to the party.

The comedienne reacting to a comment by a netizen under a post on Instagram has dropped another serious bombshell about ex-president John Mahama.

In the latest ‘exposè’, Afia Schwar alleges that John Mahama has side-chicks hiding somewhere in Spintex, a suburb of Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

According to the outspoken comedienne and media personality, Mahama has been giving money to these girls adding that she has more secrets to reveal if she’s dared by the NDC.

She dropped these damning accusations after this comment by the social media user; “You are not God to decide who wins the election u have only one vote n that is yours that alone can not decide who wins and who loss.”

She replied; “@moda.anabel but how will the People with the vote feel about ….the money he gives to his b*tches..Don’t Dare Me to tell Ghanaians about Jesus! Ask John Mahama about his spintex connection.”

Afia Schwar ready to go all out days ago threatened to drop more secrets about the NDC party as well should they came at her again.

This follows Diamond Appiah’s claim that she had been kicked out of the NDC due to her affection for posting nudes on social media.

In her reply to Diamond Appiah, Afia forewarned the NDC with these statements; “Dear Ndc, It will interest you to shut up or boycott this year’s election. You dnt want me to talk so dnt dare me. 4 more 4 Nana,4 more for free education, 4 more for development. I won’t warn you people again”

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