Democratic Party Sues Russia, Trump, Wikileaks For Conspiring To Hurt Hillary In 2016 Election

Did The Democrats' "The Russians did it" narrative just jump the shark?

The Washingtoin Post reports that The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.

The lawsuit alleges that in addition to the Russian Federation, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0, top Trump campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr, Roger Stone, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and pretty much everyone else who has been mentioned in the same paragraph as Trump....

... 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.

DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement...

“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,”

“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 lawsuit asserts that the Russian hacking campaign - combined with Trump associates’ contacts with Russia and the campaign’s public cheerleading of the hacks - amounted to an illegal conspiracy to interfere in the election that caused serious damage to the Democratic Party.

We look forward to Trump's tweeted response to this farce; we also look forward to the Democrats collecting millions of dollars in damages from Putin.

As a reminder, the president has repeatedly rejected any collusion or improper activity by his campaign. This week, he referred again in a tweet to the “phony Russia investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems).”

The Washington Post  notes that the lawsuit echoes a similar legal tactic that the Democratic Party used during the Watergate scandal.

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 former DNC chair 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.

The suit filed today seeks millions of dollars in compensation to offset damage it claims the party suffered from the hacks. The DNC argues that the cyberattack undermined its ability to communicate with voters, collect donations and operate effectively as its employees faced personal harassment and, in some cases, death threats.

As a reminder, Senate investigators and prosecutors for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III are still investigating whether Trump associates coordinated with the Russian efforts. Last month, House Intelligence Committee Republicans said they found no evidence that President Trump and his affiliates colluded with Russian officials to sway the election or that the Kremlin sought to help him — a conclusion rejected by the panel’s Democrats.

On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein told Trump that he wasn't the target of the Mueller probe.

Meanwhile, as Glenn Greenwald summarized it:

18 months after their crushing defeat at the hands of a game show host, the Democrats have still published no public autopsy about why they lost or have collapsed at all levels. They did, though, just file a lawsuit blaming Russia & WL for their loss

Another hot take makes sense in the context of the the Dems' growing fundraising gap:

Freedom Press director noted that the theories promoted "in the DNC lawsuit against WikiLeaks are crazy" and "If it actually was accepted by a judge/jury, countless journalists would be liable for all sorts of campaign related reporting in the future."

Last but not least, one of the defendants, Wikileaks itself, commented, saying that the "DNC already has a moribund publicity lawsuit which the press has became bored of--hence the need to refile it as a "new" suit before mid-terms. As an accurate publisher of newsworthy information @wikileaks is constitutionally protected from such suits."

And if someone still thinks this is some elaborate prank, here is the actual lawsuit:

Comments

macholatte jcaz Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:38 Permalink

 

Interesting that
- all the evidence implicating the DNC, including the irrefutable evidence that the DNC colluded with Hitlery to rig the Prog primary, is ignored.
- the real collusion was by the DNC & Hitlery
- The Podestas were actually on the Russian payroll
- The Wikileaks emails were factual enabling the Sheeple to know the truth.
- The DNC is complaining that factual information is what cost them the election.
- etc, etc.

Will there be a counter claim?
Will the judge be another Prog Hack?
Will Jeff Sessions get the Prog MVP award?

Film at eleven.

 

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JSBach1 Deep Snorkeler Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:53 Permalink

Did anyone see the utter rubbish the Guardian and BBC put up blaming "Russian Trolls" as conspiracy theorists blaming UK for the Skripal "poisonings"?

Russia used trolls and bots to unleash disinformation on to social media in the wake of the Salisbury poisoning, according to fresh Whitehall analysis. Government sources said experts had uncovered an increase of up to 4,000% in the spread of propaganda from Russia-based accounts since the attack,– many of which were identifiable as automated bots.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/19/russia-fake-news-salisbur…

 

Despite the uncertainty about what happened in Douma, a cluster of influential social media activists is certain that it knows what occurred on 7 April.

They've seized on a theory being floated by Russian officials and state-owned media outlets that the attacks were "staged" or were a "false flag" operation, carried out by jihadist groups or spies in order to put the blame on the Assad government and provide a justification for Western intervention.

The group includes activists and people who call themselves "independent journalists", and several have Twitter followings reaching into the tens or hundreds of thousands.

...

According to their narrative, international media organisations across the political spectrum, along with human rights organisations, are somehow covertly aligned with Western governments, Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda and taking part in a secretive plot to take over Syria.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/blogs-trending-43745629?__twitter_impres…

 

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/987334242186289152

https://twitter.com/Partisangirl/status/987338673774411777

https://twitter.com/Ian56789/status/987243238926045184

https://twitter.com/sahouraxo/status/986966653266223111

https://twitter.com/NinaByzantina/status/987212002442395648

https://twitter.com/VanessaBeeley/status/987308428900126722

https://twitter.com/CraigMurrayOrg/status/986164289177378816

https://www.rt.com/usa/424607-zero-real-evidence-assad-congressman/

 

Check out the comments to the Guardian editor Heather Stewart:

https://twitter.com/GuardianHeather/status/987092846871220224

https://twitter.com/EvaKBartlett/status/987323459700183040

https://twitter.com/VanessaBeeley/status/987334159151566849

 

[EDIT]: Retort written by "off-guardian":

Heather Stewart, The Guardian’s chief stenographer political editor, has copied and pasted a press release written a new article all about “Russian bots”. The trouble is she doesn’t seem to know what either of these words actually means.

The article – headlined “Russia spread fake news via Twitter bots after Salisbury poisoning – analysis” – is a direct lie from the outset, as it offers absolutely no “analysis”.

...

An angry citizen is awake, alert and thinking. Much, MUCH more of a threat than a “Russian bot”. A being with no humanity, no objectivity, who is aligned with our “enemy”. It’s the othering of unacceptable opinions. It’s simple, dishonest, and dangerous.

https://off-guardian.org/2018/04/20/the-guardian-russian-bots-and-the-d…

 

********[EDIT 2]:**********

(TYLERS: PLEASE POST AN ARTICLE DEDICATED TO THIS SUBJECT)!!!!!

***********Here's a video made by PartisanGirl "Russian Bot" made in response to the Guardian article:

 

https://twitter.com/Partisangirl/status/987386740104036352

 

 ********* And here's Ian56789's response "Russian Bot" on Sky News made in response to the Guardian article:

   *****(Pay attention to the Sky News reporter's cutting off Ian akin to what they did to the British General & their attempts to smear him in this interview)*****

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJogpc3Uy34&feature=youtu.be

 

https://twitter.com/Ian56789/status/987379491398914048

 

And RT's take on both of these responses:

 

https://www.rt.com/uk/424716-uk-government-accuse-bot-russia/

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solidtare beepbop Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:13 Permalink

And yet, seasons must be taken with a grain of salt, for they too have
a sense of humor, as does history.  Corn stalks comedy, comedy stalks
tragedy, and this too is historic.  And yet, still, when corn meets
tragedy face to face, we have politics.

                -- Dalglish, Larsen and Sutherland, "Root Crops and Ground Cover"

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Creative_Destruct FoggyWorld Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:28 Permalink

A distraction tactic to keep the narrative on Russia and Trump and off the NUMEROUS, mostly verified, Dem corruption scandals as the Russian case backfires in their face and falls apart.

The RNC and Trump Campaign should initiate countersuits with their evidence for corruption and defamation to put the focus on the Dems.

Oh, and the discovery process for the defense of this suit opens the Dems to REAL exposure. On top of being corrupt, they're idiots.

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Tarzan MasterPo Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:53 Permalink

You have to wonder, are they thinking things through? 

Discovery should be fun in this case.  Exhibit A, the computer Seth plugged his thumb drive into, err,, that the Russians hacked, you know, the one the DNC refused to let the FBI see.

Maybe I'm mistaken, but these computer geeks seem to know everything, even that a hacker on the other side of the planet can't download info over the internet, at the speed Seth's USB connected thumb drive can save data, and any real inspection of that server would reveal how that info left the building....

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Stan522 HopefulCynical Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:33 Permalink

Classic dem strategy.... Go on the offensive when truth is beginning to look bad for them. Accuse others of EXACTLY what they are doing in order to distract. This will be the only thing mainstream media sycophants will report on....

 

If MSM were truthful, they would be reporting about dems and hillary creating dossier then having the deep state use it to undermine an elected POTUS...

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HopefulCynical Stan522 Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:09 Permalink

Accuse others of EXACTLY what they are doing in order to distract.

Yep.

What group, closely tied to the creation of communism, has used the "accuse others of your own crimes" strategy for thousands of years? Hmmmm, (((who))) was that, I can't quite remember...something about screaming in pain while they strike you, too...hmmmmm...

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r0mulus Stan522 Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:19 Permalink

Completely agree. This is a classic counter-attack diversionary strategy- create a spectacle to keep eyeballs from looking at other more uncomfortable things.

They believe that the more they push theories that assume their underlying premises as factual, that more people will believe the underlying premises as actually factual. No real evidence of collusion between those parties? Pk, we will then make the issue a lawsuit that takes the issue of collusion as a factual given. It's the absolute pinnacle of cynical propaganda, a "he who controls the past controls the future" kind of thing. Its fucking disgusting and I can't wait for this bullshit to be shot down.

Other thing to consider though, is that the MSM CANNOT be truthful- they are a wholly controlled intelligence asset as FOIA'd Operation Mockingbird/Church Commission documents clearly show us. They will never be truthful with the population- it's not part of their directive.

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r0mulus divingengineer Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:36 Permalink

Yea totally that is my experience as well speaking with committed dems these days. As a former dem voter and a former evangelical christian, I know a thing or two about how hard it is to escape the bubble you can be brought up in.

I feel badly for these individuals in the sense that they are so brainwashed they have no idea a) how unsupported their political/ethical positions actually are and how much propaganda their assumptions about the world are built on, and b) about the basic logic, the 'how to think', that is required to perceive the paradoxes that could signal to them that something is not right in their worldview.

It's no surprise that in my High School, formal logic was only offered to the top 10% of our graduating class, and was only briefly touched on for a quarter at that. Nothing could more clearly signal that the powers that be don't want the general populace to know how to think. Well, they got what they wished for.

Every once in awhile you see a lightbulb go off, but these are usually quickly quashed by a combination of fear of the unknown and social desirability bias.

Its insane really how accurate a metaphor the movie "The Matrix" is in describing the reality of the world as it is, and the one that is described in the various MIC/deep-state mouthpieces throughout the West.

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SumTing Wong solidtare Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:21 Permalink

Where is "vast right-wing conspiracy" on this list? In order to be taken as seriously as it deserves, they need to sue the vast right-wing conspiracy.

Wow! So your opponent did what he could to make you lose. Being from Atlanta, our sports teams are due a whole SHIT ton of money, because their opponents have beaten them mercilessly since the 1960s.

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FreeMoney beepbop Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:23 Permalink

The deep state is destroying Syria so Saudi can build a pipeline to Europe.  Russia doesn't want the competition as they are currently supplying Europe.

If Europes lefty/greenie/socialists would get the hell out of the way, they could probably produce plenty of petro to meet their needs.

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CatInTheHat beepbop Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:48 Permalink

As the pure evil, war criminal, treasonous seditious psychopathic NEOCON, dual Israelis fill up Trump's cabinet for their planned assault against Syria, Iran and Russia. 

Schumer, Feinstein, Cardin, Sanders and Wyden, just a few of the dual Israeli Democrat NEOLIBERAL + NEOCON = NEOFASCIST conjured up major false flag to manufacture consent for war with Iran, Syria and Russia..

 

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