Hillary Clinton is asking Donald Trump to pay.
The unsuccessful 2016 Democratic presidential nominee on Monday filed court papers demanding that the former president pay her attorney fees in a dismissed lawsuit she called frivolous.
The lawsuit, in which Mrs. Clinton was charged with conspiracy over unproven accusations that she colluded with Russia in the 2016 election campaign, was dismissed in September, and the former first lady’s lawyers called it a “political stunt.” ‘, which could and should lead to sanctions.
“A reasonable attorney would never have filed this case, let alone prosecution after multiple defendants’ motions to dismiss highlighted its fundamental and irreparable flaws.” It was even worse to keep going,” wrote Mrs. Clinton’s attorney.
A judge dismissed Trump’s March lawsuit as a mere “political manifesto.” Mr Trump appealed the denial to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Federal law allows judges to “unjustifiably and exasperatingly” increase court proceedings and order them to pay extra costs, fees, and attorneys’ fees.
“Plaintiff’s action was unjustified in nature, unsupported by law, and imposed a substantial burden on both defendants and this Court,” Mrs. Clinton’s attorneys argued. “Plaintiff and his legal team were unable to settle the matter by filing an amended complaint, even though a single motion to dismiss had informed them of the many flaws in the original complaint. “
In a statement reported by The Hill, Trump’s attorney Alina Habba denied the lawsuit was politically motivated, but accused Mrs. Clinton of filing the lawsuit for political ends. did.
“This motion, conveniently filed a week before Election Day, is little more than a thinly veiled attempt to score political points,” she continued. It is particularly inappropriate given that the case will soon be reviewed by the 11th Circuit Court.We oppose this motion and trust the Court to see through this ruse.”