In its apparent effort to advance the tinfoil-hat conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign plotted with the Russians and Wikileaks to throw the election, the DNC filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit in federal district court in Manhattan against the Trump campaign, Wikileaks and the Russian government, alleging the three entities worked to throw the 2016 election to Trump.
“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said.
“This 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,” he added.
Of course, this is absolute hogwash and chances are, Perez knows it, but is apparently so desperate to keep his base unhinged that he is willing to do or say anything.
According to The Hill:
The DNC is seeking millions of dollars in damages related to the hacked DNC emails that WikiLeaks published during the campaign, according to the Post.
The lawsuit alleges that hacking and publishing the DNC emails was part of a larger conspiracy to damage Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign and help Trump win the election.
The suit names as defendants several Trump campaign aides who met with Russian nationals during the campaign, including campaign chairman Paul Manafort and deputy chairman Richard Gates, both of whom have since been charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election.
The Hill further said that, “the House Intelligence Committee, one of several congressional committees also investigating Russian election meddling, shut down its investigation earlier this year, asserting that they found no evidence of collusion.”
Democrats, however, were unable to accept that conclusion just have they have been unwilling and unable to accept the fact that Trump won the election.
Reaction on Twitter was, well, predictable.
— Meech (@michi83) April 20, 2018
Oh yay, a PR stunt. Just what we needed.
— CJ Tweets Sometimes (@Tendehka) April 20, 2018
You know it's a garbage lawsuit when it includes a foreign country as one of the parties. https://t.co/vcd2C0JppO
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 20, 2018
Hillary's dementia is infectious. https://t.co/KKZVbeW87K
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) April 20, 2018
The Daily Mail’s David Martosko noted:
CNN legal analyst @PaulCallan on the DNC's lawsuit: "A publicity stunt to get information – to get depositions and discovery that you can generate some headlines with. … I suspect it will be tossed out of court eventually."
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) April 20, 2018
And then there’s this:
Logically, such a lawsuit exposes the DNC to discovery actions. Chief amongst those discovery items will be a forensic deconstruction of DNC servers, emails, and finances. And, for due diligence similar discoveries will be required for HRC campaign data as well. #Lawsuit #Logic
— Institute for Logic in Politics (@InstLogicPol) April 20, 2018
But it seems that Democrats don’t live in this place we like to call reality. In either case, this should prove interesting.
- Former UK ambassador: I’ve met DNC Wikileaks leaker, and it’s an insider, not a Russian
- From The Nation: Evidence shows that DNC Emails Weren’t Hacked, They Were Leaked
- CNN retracts Russia conspiracy hit piece; Proof of fake news?
- Schiff, Feinstein blame Russian bots for #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag, demand investigation
- Reminder: Three times Democrats were okay with Russia intervening in U.S. elections