US court fines Trump $1m for filing ‘frivolous’ lawsuit against Hillary Clinton

Written by on January 20, 2023

Former president of the United States, Donald Trump was sanctioned nearly $1 million for filing a “frivolous” lawsuit against former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Trump filed a lawsuit against Clinton, ex-FBI director James Comey and other officials for their alleged attempt to rig the 2016 election, according to The Washington Post.

Clinton, the wife of former US president Bill Clinton was the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.

Ruling on Thursday, a federal judge in Florida fined $1 million against Trump and his legal representatives over the allegations.

TWP said the Judge Donald M Middlebrooks of the Southern District of Florida

said the sanctions were necessary because the former president had exhibited a “pattern” of misusing the courts for his political agenda.

The judge ruled that Trump and his lawyer Alina Habba would be jointly liable for $937,989 in sanctions. “The amount of fees awarded in this case, while reasonable, is substantial,” judge Middlebrooks wrote.

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