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Could Obama Sue Donald Trump Over ‘Birther’ Conspiracy?

September 20, 2016, Bloomberg BNA

Jason Criss is quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article regarding President Obama’s grounds for legal claims against Donald Trump for knowingly spreading false information about Obama’s place of birth. According to Criss, “The president would have to prove that Trump made false statements, either knowing that they were false or being reckless as to their truth or falsity, and they would have to prove it under clear and convincing evidence.” “They have to prove actual malice,” he adds. “If someone generally believes a statement, even if the statement is proven later or demonstrated later to be false, that is not enough for a public figure [to bring a case].”

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