CNN Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Campaigns Suing Media Outlets
The Trump campaign has shelled out more than $2 million in two years to a law firm known for suing media companies, a signal President Donald Trump's reelection strategy will be about going to war with the media as well as taking on his eventual Democratic rival.
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"Is it permissible to pay a firm like Harder to file lawsuits against The New York Times like they did on behalf of the campaign? It's permissible under the rules -- but it is unusual," said Matthew Sanderson, a Washington political law expert who has advised presidential campaigns for John McCain, Rick Perry and Rand Paul. "I don't believe I've ever seen that before."
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