Defendant in Libel Lawsuit Claims Comments Were Question
(COEUR D’ALENE) – A Rathdrum woman accused of libeling a former northern Idaho GOP chairwoman says her comments were intended as a question. Linda Cook reportedly posted an anonymous comment on a newspaper blog questioning the accounting practices of former Kootenai County chairwoman Tina Jacobson. The comments hint at the allegation that Jacobson used GOP funds for personal use. The plaintiff claims Cook’s comments were hurtful and damaging to her reputation in the community.