“See you in court, mister.”
The Democratic National Committee filed suit in a federal district court in New York City on Friday with a triple whammy; the Trump administration, Russia and Wikileaks were all named in a lawsuit that alleges 11 different causes of action, according to a report in the BBC.
President Trump himself is not named in the suit, but the DNC believes that the president’s campaign aides worked side-by-side with Russia and Wikileaks to ensure that Donald Trump won the White House.
Republicans are laughing and calling the move a publicity stunt that will be thrown out of court sooner or later.
President Trump has repeatedly announced that there was zero collusion or obstruction with Russia during the 2016 presidential election between himself and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. In fact, the president has mentioned a total of 146 times that there was no collusion with Russia.
Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, responded in a written statement that the lawsuit is a sham and was created by the broke and dysfunctional Democratic party.
The multi-million dollar DNC lawsuit names people like Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, campaign chair Paul Manafort, deputy Rick Gates, Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and advisor Roger Stone.
Democrats claim that illegalities were conducted by the Trump team, Russians and Wikileaks and included computer fraud and abuse, misappropriation of trade secrets, trespass and conspiracy. By the way, it’s a 66-page lawsuit.
According to The Hill, DNC Chairman Tom Perez is calling the action of the three parties named in the suit “an act of unprecedented treachery.”
The FBI had warned the Democratic National Committee for weeks that it was being hacked. However, that piece of information did not make it into the DNC’s lawsuit.
Robert Mueller, the president’s special counsel, is continuing to investigate whether anyone from President Trump’s team conspired with Russia during the 2016 campaign.