Bloomberg Law
Aug. 29, 2019, 11:48 AM

Wake Up Call: MSNBC Backpedals Trump Finance Claims After Lawyer Threats

  • MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell made an on-air and Twitter retraction and apology yesterday after claiming he had evidence that Russian oligarchs had co-signed for Deutsche Bank loans to President Donald Trump. The retraction reportedly came after libel lawyer Charles Harder sent a letter to in-house attorneys at NBCUniversal demanding immediate retraction, or else. Harder is known among other things for financially obliterating Gawker Media in court. The sequence set off the latest Twitter storm over Trump’s unreleased tax returns. (Politico)

  • A taxpayer advised by Trump-connected firm Consovoy McCarthy and others failed to get a federal appeals court to ...

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