In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
President Trump has Subtle Thoughts on Never Trump
The president has some subtle and nuanced thoughts for folks of the Never Trump persuasion.
The Never Trumper Republicans, though on respirators with not many left, are in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats. Watch out for them, they are human scum!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019
The Republican opposition to Trump has existed as long as he has been in politics. Several prominent GOP lawmakers and pundits have staunchly opposed Trump and have offered consistent criticism of him throughout his presidency, floating possible third-party candidates or a vote for a Democrat as a means to remove him from office.
Some top people associated with the Never Trump movement in the GOP include Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, journalist Bill Kristol, and host of The View Ana Navarro. Some lawmakers, like Sens. Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio, initially opposed Trump as a presidential candidate but have since given him support.
The tweet slamming Never Trumpers comes just days after a Cabinet meeting in which the president encouraged congressional Republicans to band together and resist the impeachment inquiry. “Don’t forget, many of these people were put there during Obama, during Clinton, during the Never Trump or Bush era,” Trump said during a Cabinet meeting on Monday. “You know, you had a Never Trump or Bush. You have heard of those? Those people might be worse than the Democrats — the Never Trumpers. The good news is they’re dying off fast.”