The Daily Populous

Saturday January 21st, 2023 night edition

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

Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks punished the two for filing a "completely frivolous" lawsuit.

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.

In a filing on Thursday, Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks ordered the pair to pay Clinton and ten other groups a total of nearly $1 million in legal fees over a "completely frivolous" lawsuit against Clinton and a long list of Trump's political foes.

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.

Intended for a political purpose, none of the counts of the amended complaint stated a cognizable legal claim.".

Hours after Middlebrooks' filing became public, Trump withdrew a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James that also happened to be before Middlebrooks. »

Fox chief Rupert Murdoch to be deposed in $1.6 billion Dominion defamation case

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Jan 19 (Reuters) - Fox Corp (FOXA.O) Chairman Rupert Murdoch will be questioned under oath on Thursday and Friday in a defamation lawsuit over his network’s coverage of unfounded vote-rigging claims during the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Murdoch, 91, is the most high-profile figure to face questioning in the case.

"From the highest levels down, Fox knowingly spread lies about Dominion," the election machine company said in a statement. »

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. »