A federal judge in Florida tossed out former President Donald Trump‘s lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and top government officials on Friday.

The lawsuit accused Trump’s 2016 Democratic challenger of making an effort to tie the election to Russia.

“He is seeking to flaunt a two-hundred-page political manifesto outlining his grievances against those that have opposed him,” Judge Donald Middlebrooks wrote in the ruling, before adding, “This Court is not the appropriate forum.”

Middlebrooks ruled that Trump failed to convey and support his claims that Clinton and others conspired against him to hurt him politically.


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“At its core, the problem with [Trump’s] complaint is that [Trump] is not attempting to seek redress for any legal harm,” he continued.

Trump filed a lawsuit against Clinton and other Democrats, including Clinton advisers, FBI officials and founders of a political research firm, citing “racketeering” and a “conspiracy to commit injurious falsehood” back in March. He sought compensatory and punitive damages, which would have been around $24 million.

Trump’s lawyer, Alina Habba, said that they plan to appeal the judge’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit.

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