Law & Order

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Stormy Daniels’ Libel Suit Against Trump


A federal appeals court has rejected a libel lawsuit Stormy Daniels brought against President Trump over his 2018 tweet calling her “a total con job.”

The ruling by the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a previous 2018 ruling tossing the suit on the grounds that Trump’s comments amounted to an opinion protected by the First Amendment.

Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump — which he denies — had said she was approached in 2011 by a man who threatened her to keep quiet about the alleged relationship.

The case stems from Trump’s tweeted response to the alleged threat.

Trump retweeted side-by-side pictures of Stormy’s ex-husband and the sketch released by her then-lawyer Michael Avenatti of the alleged threatener — noting both looked like the same man.

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