FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Attorney Alan Dershowitz is suing CNN for $300 million, alleging it slandered and libeled him through its editing of a comment he made to the Senate while defending President Donald Trump during his impeachment trial, saying the revision made it falsely appear he “had lost his mind.”
Dershowitz, who was part of the legal team defending the president during the trial that ended with Trump’s Feb. 5 acquittal, filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday in South Florida.
The lawsuit centers around comments Dershowitz, 82, made Jan. 29 in response to a question by Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican. It involved whether an allegation that Trump wanted to trade Ukrainian political favors in return for U.S. military aid could be considered grounds for finding the president guilty and removed from office.
The former Harvard Law School professor and frequent media commentator responded, “the only thing that would make a quid pro quo unlawful is if the