Guilty and Sad: Trump Sues Buzzfeed and Other Media Midgets Over “Pissing Dossier”

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Editor’s note: Trump has done worse, so has half of DC.  So what if Trump hires whores to piss on him while he satisfies himself picturing the Obama’s having sex. Who cares?  If Christian evangelists are fine with this, who am I to say anything…Gordon


President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has filed two defamation lawsuits against Fusion GPS and Buzzfeed for publishing the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, arguing that it contains “false and defamatory” allegations.

In a pair of lawsuits filed Tuesday, Michael Cohen argues that the dossier has resulted in “harm to his personal and professional reputation, current business interests, and the impairment of business opportunities,” according to ABC News.

Nearly a year ago, Buzzfeed published the dossier in its entirety, even though it had no way of corroborating the assertions.

The article states the dossier is comprised of “specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians.”

Specifically, the dossier alleges that Cohen played an “important role” in Trump’s campaign by meeting with Kremlin officials in August 2016. During the “secret liaison,” the dossier claims that Cohen met attempted to “prevent the full details of Trump’s relationship with Russia being exposed.”

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney © Aaron Bernstein / Reuters

The dossier also alleges that Cohen discussed how to pay Kremlin-backed hackers “quickly and discreetly” for their work against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

However, Cohen disputes the dossier, which most other news organizations refused to publish because the claims could not be verified.

“I want to be very clear,” Cohen told ABC News. “I have never been to Prague or the Czech Republic, and I have never engaged with, been paid by, paid for, or communicated with anyone representing the Russian Federation or anyone else to hack anyone or any organization or disseminate false news reports or interfere in any way with this election.”

Cohen announced the lawsuits on Twitter Tuesday, calling the dossier “fake” and “lie filled.”

According to a copy of the federal complaint obtained by ABC News, Cohen argued Fusion GPS and its co-founder Glenn Simpson “recklessly placed [the dossier] beyond their control and allowed it to fall into the hands of media devoted to breaking news on the hottest subject of the day: the Trump candidacy.”


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Cohen’s defamation lawsuit against Buzzfeed names editor-in-chief Ben Smith, reporter Ken Bensinger and editors Miriam Elder and Mark Schoofs, according to Bloomberg News.

According to a copy of the complaint obtained by ABC News, Cohen claims that “even though Defendant Buzzfeed expressly acknowledged the unverified (and potentially unverifiable) nature of the Dossier’s allegations, Defendant BuzzFeed published the un-redacted Dossier and the Article anyway — without attempting to determine the veracity of these reports with [the] Plaintiff himself.”

In response, Ben Smith, the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times, entitled I’m Proud We Published the Trump-Russia Dossier.

Smith justified publishing the dossier by saying they were being “transparent” with their audience.

“Keeping the reporting process wrapped in mystery only helps those who oppose the free press,” Smith wrote.

Smith also argued that other major news organizations also publish salacious allegations “all the time in covering lawsuits, internal investigations or reports.”

“This is why The New York Times posts leaked audio recordings, and why news organizations routinely publish raw court documents underlying their articles,” Smith added.

Finally, Smith said that the report has given the American people a deeper insight into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

“Without the dossier, Americans would have found it difficult to understand the actions of their elected representatives and government officials,” Smith wrote.

However, Smith appears to contradict himself in the op-ed, apologizing to Trump supporters for “the airing of a disturbingly vivid unproven allegation about encounters with prostitutes.”

Cohen filed the lawsuit on the same day that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) released a 312-page transcript of the interview Simpson gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee last August as part of its investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

In the transcript, Simpson states Fusion learned that Cohen’s job in the Trump campaign was in charge of dealing with “all of the serious inquiries, investigative inquiries about Russia.”

Simpson also said they learned that Cohen was “a very intimidating person who had a history of threatening reporters with libel suits,” adding that he also “dealt with allegations against Mr. Trump from the tabloids.”

Fusion GPS, hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and a law firm, had commissioned ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele to collect opposition intelligence on Trump during the campaign season.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Are taxpayers paying for the lawsuit? Can anyone check to see who is footing Cohan’s billable hours on this frivolous lawsuit? If Cohan is the “personal” attorney for Humpty Trumpty, and these allegations came up prior to the erection, errrrr I mean election, what is this all about: “harm to his personal and professional reputation, current business interests, and the impairment of business opportunities.” Hmmmmmmm . . . his “professional reputation” wasn’t harmed. He GOT THE JOB! There is no legal basis for defamation.
    BTW, he shouldn’t have ANY business opportunities, or business interests as a sitting, and/or squatting president. No?!?
    Why is this lawyer bringing up these things now? The dullards in the nation have forgotten all about the pee tape dossier. But, thanks for bringing it all back up to our collective conscience. I think Michael Cohan is trying to double-cross the fuhrer with this. The Fire and Fuhrer, more like it.
    When we ask, “Does the Pope shlt in the woods?” are we going to get sued for that too?!? Does Humpty Trumpty golden shower prostitutes? With Cohan filing this lawsuit, we just may find out. Bring on the subpoenas!
    U.S. politics and the Presidency of the United States of America has just been brought down to ANOTHER low. Thanks Cohan.

    • MOAB… that could be one way og lookinh at it, or it could be a diversion from something comong up soon.

  2. Xtian evangelicals and Fundamentalists are without a doubt some of the most ignorant and brainwashed morons on the planet.
    In the past they supported Rotten Ronnie Raygun even though he never attended a church and his little barbie doll wife brought in an astrologist into the White House. ( The rumors about Nancy, are they true?)
    Then they jumped onto the Bush bandwagon and look where that got them. Now its the D.Ts. they’re suffering from.
    Why are these people terminally stupid and so easily led?

    • Roney, Bush 2, Pallin and Frumpty Trumpty. Not a good batting average for the Xtian ETaliban. Actually one of them told me once that Sarah Pallin was dent by God. Imagine how wrong that was.

  3. no need for the pic folks……..save it for some other tabloid……it’s pretty rank no matter who’s face it is

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