The Democratic Party filed a bombshell lawsuit Friday, alleging the Trump campaign, Russian government, and WikiLeaks conspired to “disrupt” the 2016 presidential election and defeat Hillary Clinton.
“The multi-million-dollar lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court says that ‘In the Trump campaign, Russia found a willing and active partner in this effort’ to mount ‘a brazen attack on American Democracy,’ which included Russian infiltration of the Democratic Party computer network,” writes CNBC.
The lawsuit claims that “pre-existing relationships” between Russia and Trump’s inner-circle helped facilitate the cooperation; mounting a sophisticated campaign to sway voters away from the Democratic nominee.
DNC chairman Tom Perez commented on the impending legal battle Friday, saying the move was “not partisan, it’s patriotic.”
“If the occupant of the Oval Office won’t protect our democracy, Democrats will. It is our obligation to the American people,” Perez added.