The Daily Populous

Saturday January 21st, 2023 morning edition

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On Thursday, a judge fined Trump $1 million over his "frivolous" lawsuit against Hillary Clinton.

Friday, Trump dropped another lawsuit before the same judge, this one against NY AG Letitia James.

A day after a federal judge in Florida hit Donald Trump with a $1 million fine for filing a "frivolous" lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, the former president dropped another key lawsuit before the same judge, this one targeting New York Attorney General Letitia James.

He wrote that like the Clinton suit, the James suit "had all the telltale signs of being both vexatious and frivolous.".

On Thursday, Middlebrooks went further, issuing a scathing rebuke of Trump's legal tactics along with fining Trump and his lawyers for bringing the case.

Trump and Alina Habba, his lead attorney in the Clinton case, are liable for $937,989.39 in legal sanctions.

That judge ultimately decided not to fine Trump, saying in a nine-page, January 6 decision that in denying Trump's motion to dismiss the James lawsuit, the court has "made its point. »

Wagner group: US to designate Russian mercenary group as a 'transnational criminal organization'

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The US Treasury Department will designate the Russian mercenary organization Wagner Group as a “transnational criminal organization” and will impose additional sanctions next week against the group and its support network across the world, the White House said on Friday.

In this aerial graphic provided by the US Government, Russian railcars are seen traveling between Russia and North Korea.

There are around 50,000 Wagner Group fighters currently deployed to Ukraine, according to Kirby, including 10,000 contractors and 40,000 convicts. »

Trump ordered to pay Hillary Clinton $171,631 in legal fees over bogus lawsuit

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Trump and his attorney were ordered to pay $171,631 to Hillary Clinton in legal fees.

Former President Donald Trump and his attorney, Alina Habba, have been ordered to pay Hillary Clinton $171,631 in legal fees for pursuing a bogus lawsuit against her and others.

The lawsuit alleged there was a conspiracy to spread lies and damaging information about Trump in 2016 in an effort to aid Clinton in the presidential race. »