Former President Donald Trump is ready for a legal battle again as he said that he would be suing CNN Wednesday. He alleged that the network had repeatedly defamed him over his election fraud claims.

Trump, who is facing a potential Department of Justice probe over the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, wrote in a statement that he has notified CNN of "my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me." According to Daily Mail, he shared that he will also be taking actions against other media houses who have "defamed me and defrauded the public regarding the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 election." He said that he will "never stop fighting for the truth" and for the future of America.

A 282-page letter was addressed to CNN executives in which Trump's lawyers cited several examples of the network's coverage that framed the former President’s election fraud claims as "false narratives", "lies" and "baseless theories." It alleges that calling his claims "lies" is "false and defamatory" as Trump genuinely believes that his claim that the 2020 US Presidential election was stolen. The letter to CNN says that without regard for Trump's genuine belief in his statements, "CNN has published numerous articles characterizing him as a 'liar' and the purveyor of the 'Big Lie.'"

CNN is accused of comparing Trump to late dictator Adolf Hitler by labeling his election fraud claims "the Big Lie." The network was called on to issue a retraction to avoid the lawsuit. The document warned that failure to publish such a "correction, apology, or retraction will result in the filing of a lawsuit and damages being sought against you, CNN."

Following the 2020 election, Trump has continued to say that he was the winner and not Joe Biden. He has been telling an audience as recently as Tuesday that he “won a second time," reported Deadline. CNN referred to his statement as “lies around the 2020 election" in its story on Trump’s recent speech in Washington, D.C.

Yahoo! News reported that as of February, he had filed 42 separate lawsuits since Election Day 2020. He lost them all. In Dec. 2021, he won a case in which Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers had asked a court to make Trump pay for the state’s legal fees in mounting a defense against the former President's unsuccessful election lawsuit there.

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about transgender athletes during the America First Agenda Summit, at the Marriott Marquis hotel July 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. Former U.S. President Donald Trump returned to Washington today to deliver the keynote closing address at the summit. The America First Agenda Summit is put on by the American First Policy Institute, a conservative think-tank founded in 2021 by Brooke Rollins and Larry Kudlow, both former advisors to former President Trump. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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