At a time when US President Donald Trump is trying hard to settle the probe into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the US fast and his legal team also included former NY mayor Rudi Giuliani towards that aim, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit against the Trump campaign, Russian government and also Wikileaks alleging a widespread collusion to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.
The suit claims Russian Federation found in the Trump campaign a "willing and active partner" in its attempt to destabilise U.S. democracy, with Trump's policies benefitting the Kremlin. "This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Wendy Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails".
President Donald Trump fired back at "Obstructionist Democrats" over their alleged conspiracy lawsuit declaring it could actually be "good news" for the GOP. Robert Mueller is probing possible Trump campaign links to what United States intelligence has concluded was an effort to tilt the 2016 vote in Trump's favour.
"As Trump moved closer to securing the nomination, the ties between his campaign and Russia's government grew substantially", the lawsuit alleges. That litigation is still in progress.
WikiLeaks, and attorneys for Trump Jr., Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos also did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
"The Democratic National Committee was the first major target of the Russian attack on our democracy, and I strongly believe that every individual who helped carry it out - foreign or domestic - should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law", Rep. But the civil action brought by the DNC's then-chairman, Lawrence O'Brien, was successful, yielding a $750,000 settlement from the Nixon campaign that was reached on the day in 1974 that Nixon left office.
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.
Denying any financial motivation, Perez said in an interview the lawsuit had been taking shape for months, and he recalled facing demands as early as winter 2017 to file suit against Trump for allegedly abetting foreign interference in a US election. Certain claims in the lawsuit, he said, face statutory expiration dates.
The lawsuit "might not have any journalistic, judicial, or political staying power", Williams said. "I'm very concerned about the run-up to the midterm elections". But if it goes forward, "the DNC has created an opportunity for us to take aggressive discovery into their claims of "damages" and uncover their acts of corruption for the American people", he said.
Democrats have similarly been critical of President Barack Obama for not doing enough in 2016 to fight back against Russian Federation.
Most of the accusations appeared to be based on news reports and publicly available legal documents and offered little new information about alleged collusion with Moscow.