Melania Trump has filed a legal action against the Daily Mail and other outlets over a defamatory story accusing her of previously being an escort, and has hired Hulk Hogan’s lawyer who famously took down Gawker.
The article in question was originally published by the Daily Mail and contained allegations that Trump was an escort in the 1990’s and questions the legitimacy of her entire modeling career. The problem for the Daily Mail – the story was based entirely on speculation and heresay without any actual evidence.
The outlets that received the notice include The Daily Mail, The Week, Politico, Inquisitr, Tarpley, Bipartisan Report and Before It’s News. Democratic Party support blogs Liberal America and Winning Democrats were also among the recipients.
Until a lawsuit is filed, the notices serve as warnings to the recipients to remove, retract, or correct their stories.
“Aside from the facts not being 100 percent accurate, we deeply regret reporting on a story of such a ‘low brow’ nature. Melania Trump is a private citizen and deserves the privacy and respect that any one of us would want and expect. We sincerely apologize to her for stooping to such a level and will not do so again in the future,” Bipartisan Report wrote in an apology post.
Trump is now being represented by Charles Harder, the attorney who represented Hogan in his successful lawsuit against Gawker over publication of a sex tape featuring the wrestler. In an email to Politico, Harder informed them that the action is not limited to the Daily Mail, or even the United Kingdom where the newspaper is based.
“Mrs. Trump has placed several news organizations on notice of her legal claims against them, including Daily Mail among others, for making false and defamatory statements about her supposedly having been an “escort” in the 1990s,” Harder said in the email. “All such statements are 100% false, highly damaging to her reputation, and personally hurtful. She understands that news media have certain leeway in a presidential campaign, but outright lying about her in this way exceeds all bounds of appropriate news reporting and human decency.”
Out of all the outlets that were put on notice, the Daily Mail — who happen to be the originators of the rumors — will have the biggest legal burden due to being located in the United Kingdom. In the U.S., libel laws put the burden on Trump to prove that the allegations are false, whereas in the U.K. the burden will be on the Daily Mail to prove that they are true.
Neither Politico or the Daily Mail have commented on the notices.
It has been over 250 days since Hillary Clinton held a press conference. While most presidential candidates were looking for ways to make headlines, Clinton was avoiding the press like the plague, and her actions are a great indicator of exactly how she would treat the Fourth Estate, if elected.
By avoiding press conferences, Clinton has avoided having to address the many scandals surrounding her, such as the FBI ignoring the fact that she knowingly jeopardized classified information, and the questionable ties between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department.
Clinton’s recent appearance at the joint convention held by the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists does not count as a press conference.
Clinton told the audience, “I hope you’ll keep calling it like you see it, keep holding all of us accountable.” However, when it came time for questions, one attendee asked Clinton, “What is the most meaningful conversation you’ve had with an African American?”
Really? You get to ask the Democratic presidential nominee ONE question and that’s the one you choose? This wasn’t a press conference, this was a campaign rally with a bunch of so-called journalists in the audience who applauded like crazy and asked Hillary a series of softball questions.
Thanks to WikiLeaks, we were given an inside look at the close relationship between the Clinton campaign and the mainstream media. From officials at the Democratic National Committee approving stories about Clinton before they were sent to editors, to the Clinton campaign approving questions before interviews, the mainstream media has sold its soul in order to cover Hillary Clinton.
If you think Clinton’s relationship with the press is bad now, just wait to see what happens if she is elected. Clinton has said that she wants to “build on Obama’s progress,” and while Obama initially promised to have the most transparent administration in history, he has done the exact opposite.
President Obama will leave office having set records for censorship.
For example, the Obama administration holds the record for prosecuting 10 TIMES as many whistleblowers under the Espionage Act as all prior presidents combined. Obama’s White House also holds the record for withholding Freedom of Information Act requests, where in 77 percent of cases, requests are met with empty or heavily redacted files.
It has been over eight months since Hillary Clinton held an actual press conference, and the same mainstream media that picks apart and analyzes every single word that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth, seems to find nothing wrong with Clinton’s actions.
The more the media throws softball questions Clinton’s way, the more their talking heads are colluding with her campaign, and the more Clinton plays the system and ignores the press, the more she gives America a glimpse of what is to come under a Clinton administration.
In a heated interview between Julian Assange and Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time,” the WikiLeaks founder called the host out live about his name turning up in the leaked emails — and the shocked Maher seems to have blatantly lied to his viewers in response.
Assange appearing on Real Time
As Maher expressed his extreme indignation over the leak and made false accusations against Assange, the WikiLeaks founder responded by presenting him with hacked content that he was included in.
Maher was demanding that Assange was “working with a bad actor [Russia] to put [his] thumb on the scale [against Hillary Clinton] and basically f— with the one person who stands in the way of us being ruled by Donald Trump,” an accusation that has not been proven.
The host then demanded, “why don’t you hack into Donald Trump’s tax returns?” Which his audience of liberals seemed to enjoy.
Assange responded by joking that they are “working on it,” before busting out a shocking blow to the TV personality.
“Just before I came here we thought we’d do a little search in our files, and I do notice that a William Maher gave a Clinton-affiliated entity a million dollars… now it’s a William Maher in Los Angeles at the time that it came. Perhaps you’d like to comment. Is that you?” Assange asked.
Instead of responding to the question, Maher continued his condescending attitude and stated: “I don’t think you have to look in your files to find that, Julian. I, I, I gave Obama a million dollars. I made it public.”
“The whole point of it was to make it public so people in 2012 would understand that the game had moved to the million-dollar level after our Citizens United ruling,” Maher explained. “I wasn’t trying to hide it. I was trying to publicize it. I don’t know what the point is.”
“Is there another million dollars going to Hillary or equivalent?” Assange repeated.
“Fuck no,” replied Maher. “I can’t give a million dollars anytime someone runs for president.”
Assange did not push the issue, and the pair continued on leaving the subject behind.
However, as The Hill pointed out on Monday, it appears that the HBO satirist lied to his audience.
There are currently three people named William Maher living in Los Angeles, and it is nearly impossible to imagine that two people who share the same name, in the same city, are giving out ultra rare million dollar contributions to Democratic political campaigns. What would be the odds?
“If he blatantly lied to Assange, to his audience, what does that say about his credibility? Part of Maher’s appeal is being brutally candid and authentic in his convictions. He may be inelegant, he may go way over the line (calling Sarah Palin the c-word, for example), but few doubt the sincerity of his principles,” Joe Concha wrote.
(Corbett Report) — As we predicted last year, the deep state coup against Erdogan finally materialized last weekend…but it fizzled out almost as quickly as it arrived. So what are we to make of this would-be putsch?
Did Erdogan allow it to happen in order to further cement his control on the rebound? Or was this merely a trial run for the real CIA/NATO/Gulenist coup yet to come? And what role do the Turkish people play in all of this?
EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Anonymous #OpIcarus the Operation Against Central Banks
Recently I spoke with a known Hacktivist and member of the Anonymous collective, who claims to have directly contributed to Operation #Icarus by successfully (DDoS) taking down 9 major banks over Memorial Day weekend.
He agreed to the interview on the condition of Anonymity, but proved his claims to me by sending me several screen shots.
The mainstream media has been quiet about the operation and some Anons have distanced themselves from the operation calling it an attack against innocent civilians.
When I asked, “What’s the reason for the Op?,” the hacktivist Anon said it was
“Anything but an attack against innocents. It was geared specifically toward the Central Banks, the Rothschilds, JP Morgan-Chase, and the rest of the Wall Street and banking elites. The war mongers; those that want World War 3…those who we know are funding ISIS.””
Anonymous released a list of institutions the collective plans to target, which is divided into four sections; websites associated with the U.S. Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank, and over 150 pages associated with national banks around the globe.
He went on to say that “no one involved in the operation was targeting the innocent”. According to insiders it’s another hacking group known as Lazarus who was raiding the banks for cash. He said that “Lazarus…was working on their own accord and acting with out the general consensus of the collective Op.“ He also stated they appeared to be from Korea, and the four raids on the central banks so far this year appear to be somewhere in the $50-$100 million dollar range. He also said said“more financial attacks will be carried out this year.”
He claims every attack averages to about $440,000 in damages. The press release on YouTube states exactly that – the operation is against the wealthy corporations and banks. They vow to hold down Paypal, MasterCard and other credit card companies, all central banks worldwide, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), and all stock exchanges.
Since the claims made in the press release that Anonymous was about to launch a historic attack against the finance industry, the threats and attacks have been carried out as more then 2 dozen banks have been hit by DDoS attacks already. Some members of the Hacktivist collective Anonymous have dismissed the operation, but that’s no surprise as Anonymous has always been diverse and divisive in its operations, as there are no leaders in the movement – only ideas. Ideas that people either choose to support or choose not to, its entirely up to them.
A full text of the interview is below.
Interview with Anonymous
“The reason for the Op was simple. After Rothschild and the other elite ruling families had already drained us and the middle east from every resource there possibly was and then continued to butcher millions more innocent people, we decided we had had enough. We have tried protesting, some have tried voting, we have tried marching. We have tried everything. They weren’t listening to us. Perhaps when we attack all of their Central Banks, they will find it harder to ignore us.”
“It was time for something like this to happen. Many people have been waiting for such an event. The Central Banks are more afraid of the people than they are letting on.”
“We have shown them just how vulnerable they are and that at any time, they can become our target. This is a lesson they had to learn.”
“So far we have been taking the sites offline. However, with this being said, we have noticed the sudden increase in attacks on the banks since we started the event, by teams such as Lazarus who have already raided 4 banks. Team Lazarus have obviously been acting on their own accord outside of the Op itself, but we like to think that perhaps we contributed a little by pointing everyone towards the banks again. Ideas are like fires in dry woods, it only takes a small light to burn down an entire forest.”
“Its the business sites only. Our aim isn’t to hurt the ordinary man at all. With costs averaging on $440.000 per attack, with 50 banks, this has cost the central banks lots of money. Team Lazarus appear to be from Korea. They have done 4 raids on international Central Banks this year. Raids seem to be somewhere around the $ 50 – $100 million range. The US is calling it an outright attack on the financial industry. We expect this year to be full of them.”
“This year is going to be a massive year for attacks against the banks. Its either that or watch Rothschild and friends start world war 3 over Syria against the Russians and Chinese in September.”
“They’ve been in trouble since 2011, they lost a lot of family money which they are desperate to try and get back through any means necessary even to the point where they would create ISIS and then let them loose on us. They are starting to show just how vulnerable they are. Thats why I love these kind of attacks. A Ddos attack on all of Rothschild’s companies websites show the public exactly how vulnerable they are. The time of thinking they are “untouchable” is over. The moment they put their heads in the spot light with Genie Energy in Golan Heights, Syria, I knew that from that moment we would never let them go back into the shadows again. This year has to be an outright war against Rothschild and other elite ruling families. Their insane genocidal nature needs to be dealt with. They have lost touch with everything and everyone around them, and perhaps all these attacks on them, make them feel that little more human.”
“Yes. They are being hunted by many militia groups now also. Their time has come. They failed. Russia buying their independence from Rothschild banking and Iran maintaining its neutral zone has been a huge help. Also China building their economy back up the way they have done over the last decade. Yes, I can give you a list”
Elon Musk Exposes The Biggest Trick being Played On The World
Published on May 17, 2016In this video Luke Rudkowski talks about the latest comments of Elon Musk of Space X exposing billions in corrupt pentagon spending on the weapons monopoly in the United States. We go deeper on Musk’s comments and highlight the problem even more and how it works against you.
Danny F. Quest, is an artist, blogger, journalist, and media personality. Co. Founder of TheTruther.us and author of “120 characters or less’ the guide to winning a debate in the digital age”. Danny now works as a Freelance journalist and graphic designer for WeAreChange.org. Danny’s next big project is “30 days in Gaza” a documentary bringing light to the current conditions of the Palestinian people living under Israeli occupation.