Sources in the Trump campaign claim they’re going to sue NYT for libel over its sexual harassment report

You might have heard: The New York Times published a story in which two women claim that Trump “touched them inappropriately” (New York Times), while a writer for People magazine comes forward to say that Trump “attacked” her during a 2005 interview (People Politics)

But did you know: After The New York Times’ story, lawyers for Trump have contacted NYT and called for the paper to retract the story. “Your article is reckless, defamatory and constitutes libel per se,” Trump lawyer Marc E. Kasowitz wrote in an open letter to Times executive editor Dean Baquet. “We hereby demand that you immediately cease any further publication of this article, remove it from your website and issue a full and immediate retraction and apology. Failure to do so will leave my client with no option but to [pursue] all available actions and remedies.” While the letter is not a lawsuit, CNN Money reports that sources in the Trump campaign said they were “drafting” lawsuits against both NYT and The Palm Beach Post, which published a separate story on another woman who says Trump groped her.

+ Earlier: Trump claimed that if elected, he would “open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money” (Slate)