The Democratic Party sued Russia, Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a court filing showed.
The party alleges in the federal lawsuit in Manhattan that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and tilt the election to Trump by hacking Democratic Party computers.
The lawsuit alleges that Trump’s campaign “gleefully welcomed Russia’s help” in the 2016 election and accuses the Trump campaign of being a “racketeering enterprise.”
It looks as if the DNC has filed suit against a number of people and organizations, relating to the hacking of their system, and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Including the Trump Campaign, Russia’s Intelligence Service, Don Jr., Jared Kushner, George Papadopoulos, WikiLeaks, and others.
It is a multi-million dollar lawsuit seeking damages to the party. If the lawsuit progresses, then undoubtedly attorney’s for the DNC will try to utilize discovery to bolster their case, which could get uncomfortable for many people targeted by the lawsuit.
So, what are your thoughts on this? Is it a legitimate complaint, or is it a political play, aimed at keeping the pressure on and public interest continuing with respect to the Russian attack on our election?
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