Bloomberg Law
Jan. 21, 2023, 3:18 PM

Trump Not Scared by Judge’s Million-Dollar Smack, Experts Say

Erik Larson
Erik Larson
Bloomberg News

A court order that Donald Trump and his lawyer must pay almost $1 million in sanctions for filing an “abusive” lawsuit against Hillary Clinton probably won’t succeed in deterring him, legal experts say.

The order was handed down Thursday by US District Judge Donald Middlebrooks in West Palm Beach, Florida, four months after the suit alleging a vast conspiracy against Trump was tossed out. The judge picked apart Trump’s allegations paragraph by paragraph, calling the case “a deliberate attempt to harass; to tell a story without regard to facts.”

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The judge’s 46-page ruling is a detailed takedown of Trump’s ...