Bloomberg Law
Jan. 20, 2023, 3:55 PM

Trump, Lawyer Hit With $937,989 Sanctions in Clinton Case (3)

Erik Larson
Erik Larson
Bloomberg News

Former President Donald Trump and one of his top lawyers were ordered to pay almost $1 million in legal fees and costs to Hillary Clinton, her 2016 campaign and more than a dozen political operatives who he accused of a vast conspiracy to damage his reputation.

The suit, dismissed last year as an improper political “manifesto,” is part of a long pattern of abuse of the courts by Trump and his lawyers and “should never have been brought,” US District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks said in a ruling late Thursday in West Palm Beach, Florida.

“Its inadequacy ...