Trump Vows Legal Action After MSNBC Smear

  • 08/29/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Apology not accepted.

Eric Trump vows the Trump Organization will take legal action against MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell after the host promoted an unverified story about the president. 

The uncorroborated report breathlessly regurgitated by O'Donnell claimed that President Trump had loans co-signed by Russian oligarchs.

Fox News' Liam Quinn reports:
 

The threat of legal action came after the MSNBC host apologized earlier in the evening for what he called an "error in judgment" during his show on Tuesday night.

 

The liberal host's mea culpa came just hours after the president's legal team sent a harshly worded letter to NBC on Wednesday demanding an apology and retraction for what it called "false and defamatory, and extremely damaging" comments.

The letter, obtained by Fox News, was sent by Trump's legal counsel to NBC Universal executives.

The letter, written by Charles J. Harder, asked for NBC to confirm in 24 hours: "O'Donnell and NBCU will immediately and prominently retract, correct and apologize for the aforementioned false and defamatory statements."


According to the letter, non-compliance would leave no alternative but consider legal action against O'Donnell and NBCUniversal.
 Source: AAN
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