To hear the mainstream media tell it, one would think that every allegation made against former President Donald Trump is air tight and poised to bring about his ultimate downfall, but that notion was undermined significantly last week when he notched two key legal victories, as Fox News reports.
On Friday, Trump received the good news that one pending lawsuit in which he was a defendant was withdrawn by the plaintiff and another case was dismissed by the presiding judge, developments that might come as a surprise to liberal commentators who work under the assumption that the former president is universally guilty of every transgression of which he is accused.
The first victory for the former commander in chief came when Summer Zervos, a one-time contestant on Trump’s NBC reality program The Apprentice, voluntarily dropped her civil suit in which she accused him of having committed sexual assault against her during her time on the show.
Though there was no immediate explanation for Zervos’ decision to withdraw her legal action against Trump, her lawyers did say that she “no longer wishes to litigate against the defendant and has secured the right to speak freely about her experience,”
Trump, who was facing a December deposition deadline in the case, hailed the outcome, saying that he had been “totally vindicated” and adding, “It is so sad when things like this can happen, but so incredibly important to fight for the truth and justice,” according to Fox News.
The second case in which Trump scored a win involved his former attorney Michael Cohen’s claim that he was owed millions of dollars in unpaid legal fees earned while representing the former president in campaign and business-related matters, as The Hill reported.
Judge Joel M. Cohen found that the plaintiff’s action relied primarily on oral agreements made with the former president that were subsequently rendered moot by written contracts and also that the majority of the fees claimed were incurred for work done on behalf of Trump personally, his 2016 campaign, or the Trump Foundation, but for the Trump Organization, which was the actual defendant named in the complaint.
In reaction to the judge’s ruling, Trump Organization spokeswoman Kimberly Benza declared the outcome an “incredible victory” against a “convicted felon,” adding, “Having won this case, we now look forward to seeking monetary damages against Mr. Cohen for all of his despicable conduct.”
With the emergence of these favorable legal outcomes and the continued public unraveling of the Russia collusion narrative, greater numbers of mainstream media consumers will hopefully begin to realize that the storylines they have been – and continue to be – fed about Trump deserve a very hearty dose of skepticism.