Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has requested by the federal court to have former President Trump pay her legal fees in a suit he has filed where he claims that Clinton and her associates conspired against him during his 2016 over allegations about affiliations with Russia.
The motion was dismissed by the federal trial court in September, but the former President has proceeded to appeal this decision. Clinton’s attorneys on the other hand have filed a motion claiming that this is a “political stunt” by Trump which would meet the threshold for the imposition of sanctions by the court.
Clinton’s attorneys have argued that this was not a reasonable suit, especially after the motion had previously been dismissed because of its “fundamental and incurable defects.”
Trump originally filed the suit in March, within it he claimed that Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan and many others were part of a conspiracy that was focused on proving that Trump had been colluding with Russia during his 2016 election campaign.
The suit specifically named Sullivan, who at the time had acted as Clinton’s chief foreign policy adviser during her campaign.
Clinton’s attorneys have been stating that this suit is completely politically motivated. A judge appointed by former President Bill Clinton also called the suit a “political manifesto.”
Under federal law, a judge can request that an attorney who “unreasonably and vexatiously” files in the court be required to pay excess costs as well as cover the attorney fees and expenses for the other side.