Democratic Party Sues Trump Presidential Campaign and Wikileaks

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy,” says DNC chief Tom Perez

Last Updated: April 20, 2018 @ 10:06 AM

The Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against the Donald Trump presidential campaign and Wikileaks over what they say was a conspiracy to deliver the 2016 election to Trump.

The news was first reported by the Associated Press on Friday.

“In the run-up to the 2016 election, Russia mounted a brazen attack on American Democracy. The opening salvo was a cyberattack [sic] on the DNC carried out on American soil,” the suit reads. “In the Trump campaign, Russia found a willing and active partner in this effort.”

The suit mirrored language by DNC Chairman Tom Perez, who blasted the Russian effort in his own statement Friday.

“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,” he said in a statement provided to the Washington Post.

“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.”

The suit names the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone, the Russian Federation among others as defendants.

President Trump and his campaign are also the subjects of a special counsel probe looking into whether there was collusion with the Russian government. The president has consistently maintained that there had never been any coordination between his campaign and Russia.