Trump campaign just released this letter from his lawyers demanding a full retraction/apology from the New York Times. pic.twitter.com/QobvFbCllb
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) October 13, 2016
Earlier CNN reported that Trump was “drafting lawsuits against the NYT.
Lawyers for Donald Trump are “drafting” lawsuits against The New York Times and The Palm Beach Post, hours after those newspapers published separate reports in which women claimed Trump had touched them inappropriately.
Two high-ranking Trump campaign sources confirmed to CNNMoney that a lawsuit against the Times was in the works, but has not been filed. One source said the campaign was also drafting a lawsuit against the Post.
“NYT editors, reporters, politically motivated accusers better lawyer up,” one of the sources said on condition of anonymity.
The Times story features two women, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks, who say that Trump made inappropriate physical advances. The Post story features a woman named Mindy McGillivray who says she was groped by Trump at Mar-a-Lago when she was 23. CNN has not been able to independently confirm their accounts.
NEW – Trump senior source tells @FoxNews GOP nominee is strongly considering drafting a lawsuit against the NYT over their story
— Chris Snyder (@ChrisSnyderFox) October 13, 2016
A lawsuit is being drafted now by Trump against the NYT. Very possible it could be announced tonight, though discussions ongoing.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) October 13, 2016
3 senior level sources confirm to ABC – Trump is drafting a lawsuit against the New York Times for defamation. 1 source tells me "it's war"
— John Santucci (@JTSantucci) October 13, 2016
H/T Vessel News