2016 TO COURT

DNC Sues Trump Campaign, WikiLeaks, Russia Over Election Interference

The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks, “alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump,” according to The Washington Post. The multimillion-dollar suit claims that the president’s campaign officials “conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency” to damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign by hacking DNC networks and distributing stolen emails. “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,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, names Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and Roger Stone as defendants. It also names Russian military intelligence agency GRU and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is still underway. House intelligence committee Republicans concluded that no collusion occurred after their investigation.