New York lawyer Douglas Wigdor, a backer of President Donald Trump in last year’s election, said Wednesday he didn’t let politics affect his decision to file a headline-grabbing lawsuit this week on behalf of Fox News commentator and private investigator Rod Wheeler.

Wheeler’s lawsuit includes claims that Trump encouraged a fake news story about the death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich to deflect the spotlight from federal prosecutors’ probe of Russian connections with his campaign.

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