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Let’s be clear: Erik Prince’s frivolous and repeated attempts to sue The Intercept are aimed at intimidating us.

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This is the third time that Prince has alleged defamation over the same story. His last two attempts have already been thrown out of court.

Prince is clearly upset by how Intercept journalists like Jeremy Scahill have scrutinized his long career, tracing his activities from the days of Blackwater’s deadly operations in Iraq to his more recent turn as a Trump apparatchik.

Hard-hitting journalism scares powerful interests, and sometimes they try to hit back. It’s critical that we have a well-resourced legal team able to defend our journalists and insist on our rights.

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