by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/16/18, 11:37 am
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, against President Donald Trump, saying the president’s speech constituted “‘rhetorical hyperbole’ against a political adversary,” and it would “hamper the office of the President” to label it defamation. Clifford sued Trump in April for a tweet in which he suggested she was lying about having an affair with him. She had released a sketch of a man she said threatened her not to reveal the alleged affair.