August 1, 2017

Law suit contends Trump participated in story fraud

Bloomberg - President Donald Trump collaborated with Fox News to concoct a story claiming a Democratic National Committee staffer was killed in retaliation for leaking Hillary Clinton’s emails to Wikileaks, according to a lawsuit by a private investigator for the slain man’s family.

Trump, who allegedly reviewed the Fox story before it was published on May 16, intended for the article to divert attention from the widening probe into ties between his campaign and Russia, according to the suit filed T by Rod Wheeler, the investigator, a former Washington police detective and occasional Fox News contributor. He claims Fox attributed fabricated quotes attributed to him in the story to back up the network’s false thesis. Wheeler said the fake quotes amount to defamation. Fox later retracted the story.

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