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Less than two weeks after president-elect Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle two lawsuits filed in San Diego over his for-profit university, the New York City mogul has been slapped with another lawsuit.

In what is apparently a preemptive lawsuit, Eric Franklin, 52, is seeking $2 trillion in damages, claiming Trump is guilty of espionage for bringing a Russian spy — Trump's wife Melania — into the White House. Franklin also charges that Trump is failing to deliver on promises he made on the campaign trail.

Franklin is currently an inmate at the Robert J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa. He filed the handwritten complaint on November 22 in San Diego Superior Court.

The first of two charges listed in the complaint accuses Trump of treason and for acting as an "accessory to mutiny" for granting his wife access to the White House.

Melania Trump, reads the lawsuit, "is a born communist from Russia and [is] not entitled to live in the White House."

Franklin also claims the president-elect is backing away from campaign promises to put an end to Obamacare and to deport undocumented residents who entered the U.S. illegally.

In addition to the $2 trillion dollar demand, Franklin believes a judge should order Trump to be "hanged by his neck until he is dead."

According to court documents, Franklin was arrested in August 2015 for making "criminal threats" and for disobeying a Domestic Relations Court" order."

Franklin is acting as his own attorney in the case.

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Julie Stalmer Dec. 2, 2016 @ 5:02 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson and other wealthy plantation owners wanted to impeach George Washington. Jefferson accused Washington of being a British spy based on bogus intel. Jefferson knew it was bogus, but a guys got to do what a guys got to do to keep 'em down the farm, as it were.


danfogel Dec. 2, 2016 @ 6:57 p.m.

I could be wrong, I think you will find that it was Benjamin Franklin Bache, grandson of Benjamin Franklin, who, thru the Philadelphia paper he owned, accused Washington of conspiring with the British during the Revolutionary War. Privately, however, Jefferson did subscribe to the theory that John Adams intended to reinstitute a monarchy with himself as king and his son, John Quincy Adams, as his successor. Now Jefferson, as President, did manage to get Samuel Chase impeached by the House because he was a Federalist, though he was acquitted by the Senate and remained on the bench.


mrgskcbd Dec. 3, 2016 @ 1:53 a.m.

good job on early american history, this just reinforces the truth that we have had mud slinging, attacks on ones character, accused of being a spy, and claims that one president was planning to do away with democracy, and make his self king and his son succesor. so what we see today with all the political dismantling within the parties and how a person who has no political backround, was elected to be our leader. since day 1 of our new country and it's political system there has always been problems. and just like 200+ years ago,they were able to work through them. and maintain focus promoting the ideas and founding principles of which our country is governed by. so this election with all it's abnormal events, just like 200 years ago, they worked through their troubles and learned from the mistakes. i don't see us letting things fall apart, so i remain confident we will work through our issues and hopefully come out better at the end.Emphasis


101catpawz Dec. 16, 2016 @ 9:30 a.m.

He may be a crazy guy with a crazy lawsuit but I'd sure like somebody out there to file and win a suit such that politicians can't lie during a campaign, or suffer the consequences. Canada does a much better job on that than we do.


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