Trump sues NYT over column on Russia ties.

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Its author was former Times executive editor Max Frankel.

US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign filed a suit against The New York Times over an OpEd article about links to Russia, the first legal action of its kind after his regular criticism of the “failing” newspaper and other traditional media organisations.

The suit by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc says the Times “knowingly published false and defamatory statements” in the March 27, 2019 column headlined ‘The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo’.

Its author was former Times executive editor Max Frankel.

“There was no need for detailed electoral collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin’s oligarchy because they had an overarching deal: the quid of help in the campaign against Hillary Clinton for the quo of a new pro-Russian foreign policy,” Frankel wrote.