An explosive new report in the Washington Post details a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday by the Democratic National Committee against multiple parties for conspiring to flip the 2016 election to Donald Trump.
Those parties are names you know, of course: Vladimir Putin’s Russian government, the Trump campaign, and even WikiLeaks, the erstwhile whistle-blowing outlet that has now been proven to be in constant contact with agents of the Trump campaign and even Fox News superstar Sean Hannity during the actual run-up to the election.
From the WaPo piece:
“The complaint, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there.”
Because both the special counsel and Senate investigators are still probing whether or not Trump’s campaign reached out to or assisted the Russian government in the election meddling that has long since been proven — even punished with sanctions at this point — the suit from the DNC may be an effort to force increased discovery in a neutral court outside of Congress, where Democrats have found difficulty in getting Republicans to issue subpoenas for witnesses that they’d like to question under oath.
And it goes without saying that this will be a harbinger of doom for the Congressional GOP is they attempt to fight the lawsuit in advance of the midterm election in November, from fear that they will be automatically seen as guilty.
As evidence to support the claim in order to move the suit forward in federal court, the DNC has posited that even if the Trump campaign wasn’t seeking initially to be assisted by Russia or WikiLeaks, that when opportunities to obtain illicit information or an unfair advantage in the election presented themselves — which the Trump camp was aware of, and even informed directly of by the perpetrators of the hacks — rather than tell the authorities, Team Trump accepted the assistance without a second thought.
This is the worst possible news for Trump’s legal team, as they will now have to open discovery to an impartial court, where there are no partisan allies.
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