Desperate DNC drops massive lawsuit on Trump campaign as Mueller probe appears to implode

The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks and even the Russian government accusing them of meddling in the 2016 election.

Alleging a widespread conspiracy and calling it an “all-out assault on our democracy,” the DNC filed the lawsuit in a federal district court in Manhattan on Friday, Fox News reported.

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News of the lawsuit naturally interrupted the attention to the fallout from the release of former FBI chief James Comey’s memos which seemed to vindicate President Trump and knocked the legs out from under Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian collusion.

Democrats appear to be in a panic to distract from their “sinking ship.”

“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,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement.

“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,” he said.

Hacked DNC emails that WikiLeaks published during the campaign were part of a broader conspiracy, the lawsuit alleged, to disrupt the 2016 campaign, damage Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign and secure the election for Trump. Naming Trump campaign aides who met with Russians during the campaign, such as the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, campaign chair Paul Manafort and campaign deputy Rick Gates, the lawsuit is seeking millions of dollars in damages.

Manafort and Gates have been charged in Mueller’s investigation with money-laundering, fraud and tax evasion.

“Long standing personal professional and financial ties to Russia and numerous individuals linked to the Russian government provided fertile ground for a conspiracy between the defendants to interfere in the 2016 elections,” the DNC lawyers wrote, according to The Washington Post.

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the Russian probe as a “hoax” and “witch hunt,” while Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee found no evidence of collusion in their committee’s investigation which concluded earlier this year.

Interestingly, the DNC lawsuit follows a similar tactic used by Democrats during the Nixon administration.

According to The Washington Post:

In 1972, the DNC filed suit against then-President Richard Nixon’s reelection committee seeking $1 million in damages for the break-in at Democratic headquarters in the Watergate building.

The suit was denounced at the time by Nixon’s attorney general, John Mitchell, who called it a case of “sheer demagoguery” by the DNC. But the civil action brought by the DNC’s then-chairman, Lawrence F. O’Brien, was ultimately successful, yielding a $750,000 settlement from the Nixon campaign that was reached on the day in 1974 that Nixon left office.

“Rather than report these repeated messages and communications that Russia intended to interfere in the U.S. election, the Trump campaign and its agents gleefully welcomed Russia’s help,” the DNC lawsuit argued.

The party’s desperation in the face of their imploding narrative was shredded on social media as many critics challenged Democrats to bring it on.

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