‘Wow!’ Trump responds after federal judge tosses DNC lawsuit on Russian election interference against campaign

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President Donald Trump is celebrating yet another legal victory as word comes down that a federal judge has officially dismissed a lawsuit filed by the DNC against the Russian government, Wikileaks, and the Trump 2016 presidential campaign.

The suit claimed that the three parties worked in tandem in a vast conspiracy to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in Trump’s favor, but Clinton-appointed Judge John Koeltl wasn’t about to entertain that notion. In his 81-page opinion, he indicated that Russia was the “primary wrongdoer” in what the DNC claims was a plot to steal their internal emails and leak them to the public.

Koeltl also went as far as to say that the Wikileaks publication of the emails was protected by the First Amendment, as was the further dissemination of that information by the Trump team. Though the suit did not name the president himself as a defendant, it did point the finger at his son, Donald Trump Jr., and son-in-law Jared Kushner in what they claims was an “act of previously unimaginable treachery: the campaign of the presidential nominee of a major party in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the Presidency.”

But the defendants asserted that the suit’s allegations were baseless, and in a motion to dismiss, claimed that this was a way for Democrats to “explain away [the DNC] candidate’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election.”

To be clear, the final Mueller report – which we just had extensive hearings to clarify – stated that Trump and his team had no hand in requesting or guiding the Russian government in their attempts to meddle in our election. In his opening statement, Mueller said that “the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government in its election interference activities. We did not address “collusion” which is not a legal term. Rather, we focused on whether the evidence was sufficient to charge any member with taking part in a criminal conspiracy, and it was not.”

This is likely one of the reasons that Judge Koeltl said the DNC couldn’t “raise a factual allegation that suggests that any of the defendants were even aware that the Russian Federation was planning to hack the DNC’s computers until after it had already done so.”

“The DNC argues that the various meetings and conversations between the defendants in this case and with persons connected to the Russian government during the time that Russian GRU agents were stealing the DNC’s information show that the defendants conspired with the Russian Federation to steal and disseminate the DNC’s materials. That argument is entirely divorced from the facts actually alleged in the Second Amended complaint.”

But since Democrats don’t handle rejection very well, spokesperson Xochitl Hinojosa says they are still looking into the decision.

“At first glance, this opinion raises serious concerns about our protections from foreign election interference and the theft of private property to advance the interests of our enemies,” claims Hinojosa. “At a time when the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are ignoring warnings from the president’s own intelligence officials about foreign interference in the 2020 election, this should be of concern to anyone who cares about our democracy and the sanctity of our elections.”

To mark the occasion, Trump took to Twitter:

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