Democrats file suit against Trump-Russia conspiracy

by Abel Hampton April 22, 2018, 1:28
Democrats file suit against Trump-Russia conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee is suing the Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and several relatives and associates of President Donald Trump alleging a grand conspiracy that harmed Democrats through WikiLeaks' publication of internal party emails during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Donald Trump Jr. also reacted to the lawsuit on Twitter.

After the lawsuit, Trump called the Democrats "obstructionist" and said he would come up with a counter to prove that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had committed a crime with her personal email server.

Reacting to the suit filed by the Democrats, Trump's campaign said that the lawsuit was "completely without merit and will be dismissed in due time".

"In the Trump campaign, Russian Federation found a willing and active partner in this effort" to disrupt the presidential election, the Democratic committee alleges.

The lawsuit targets Trump's campaign, his son Donald Trump Jr, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and numerous campaign officials such as Paul Manafort.

The lawsuit blames the president too, saying he praised the illegal dissemination of DNC documents throughout the autumn of 2016, making it a central theme of his speeches.

Perez explained that "constituted an act of unprecedented treachery: the campaign of a nominee for president of the United States in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency". That litigation is still in progress. "As an accurate publisher of newsworthy information WikiLeaks is constitutionally protected from such suits".

Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed charges against multiple former Trump campaign aides stemming from his federal Russian Federation probe.

Despite support for the lawsuit from DNC Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton's top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: "Triumph of hope over evidence Labor's "wasteful spending and mismanagement" at Workers" Comp MORE, it's already coming under fire from some Democratic lawmakers.

The lawsuit alleged that Trump's campaign "gleefully welcomed Russia's help" in the 2016 election and accuses it of being a "racketeering enterprise" that worked in tandem with Moscow.

The DNC is dealing with significant debt after the 2016 election, and lags behind the Republican National Committee in fundraising.

Stone said the lawsuit was based on "a left-wing conspiracy theory". "And I'm not very supportive of it".

"I'm not interested in a political tit-for-tat - I'm interested in getting to the truth, and if there is criminal conduct, holding people accountable", Speier said, adding that the "sidebar lawsuit" was unnecessary. The hack and subsequent release of the emails hit the party just before it formally nominated Clinton, and the emails remained a major issue through Election Day. That investigation has led to the indictments of multiple former campaign officials, some of whom are named as defendants in the DNC suit.

Democrats have similarly been critical of President Barack Obama for not doing enough in 2016 to fight back against Russian Federation.

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