WikiLeaks To Countersue Democrats; "Discovery Is Going To Be Amazing Fun"

WikiLeaks has hit back against a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), announcing over Twitter that they are seeking donations for a counter-suit, noting "We've never lost a publishing case and discovery is going to be amazing fun," along with a link which people can use to donate to the organization. 

Discovery is a pre-trial process by which one party can obtain evidence from the opposing party relevant to the case. The Trump campaign, which is also named in the DNC filing, says the lawsuit will provide an opportunity to "explore the DNC's now-secret records."

Hours after the Washington Post broke the news of the lawsuit, President Trump tweeted "Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC server that they refused to give to the FBI," referring to the DNC email breach. Trump also mentioned "the Debbie Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails."

In a statement which goes into the various items they'll be pursuing in court, the Trump campaign said the following: 

While this lawsuit is frivolous and will be dismissed, if the case goes forward, the DNC has created an opportunity for us to take aggressive discovery into their claims of 'damages' and uncover their acts of corruption for the American people," 

If this lawsuit proceeds, the Trump Campaign will be prepared to leverage the discovery process and explore the DNC's now-secret records about the actual corruption they perpetrated to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Everything will be on the table, including:

How the DNC contributed to the fake dossier, using Fusion GPS along with the Clinton Campaign as the basis for the launch of a phony investigation.

Why the FBI was never allowed access to the DNC servers in the course of their investigation into the Clinton e-mail scandal.

• How the DNC conspired to hand Hillary Clinton the nomination over Bernie Sanders.

• How officials at the highest levels of the DNC colluded with the news media to influence the outcome of the DNC nomination.

• Management decisions by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Donna Brazile, Tom Perez, and John Podesta; their e-mails, personnel decisions, budgets, opposition research, and more.

What's interesting is that of all the sources the DNC cites in their massive lawsuit - the Steele dossier they paid for isn't one of them

The DNC suit has drawn criticism from prominent Democrats who would like to restore dignity to the party - such as Claire McCaskill (MO), Jackie Speier (CA) and former Obama White House adviser and CNN commentator David Axelrod - who suggested in a Friday tweet that the "ill-timed" combination of "Comey's flamboyant roll out" and the DNC lawsuit are playing into President Trump's strategy of portraying the investigation against him as a "partisan vendetta."

DNC Chair Tom Perez defended the lawsuit on Sunday, which alleges a wide-reaching conspiracy between the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Russia and others to interfere with the 2016 election. Perez said that the DNC filed the suit "in a timely manner under the statue of limitations."

"I don't know when Director Mueller's investigation is going to end, nor would I ever ask him because I want him to do a good, thorough job," Perez continued, adding that he's confident the lawsuit will get a jury trial. 

Perez told ABC News's This Week on Sunday that if the defendants think they can "relitigate all their wild theories" - likely in reference to the litany of bombshell revelations contained within the emails published by WikiLeaks, they will be sadly disappointed. 

"(T)here's this thing called Rule 11, where you get sanctioned for trying to do things like that," he said. "That's why we have a civil justice system. You can't fire this judge who will preside over the case. You can't pardon defendants in a civil case. I think it's so important for the American people to see the truth here."

When asked on Meet the Press Sunday whether Hillary Clinton was Hillary Clinton's idea, he responded "You'll have to ask Secretary Clinton." 

Despite the fact that the DNC's bank account is running on empty, Perez says that the party "can't afford not to" pursue the lawsuit.

"It's hard to put a price tag on preserving democracy," he continued, also acknowledging that he doesn't know how much money the lawsuit will cost the organization.

As a related aside, Julian Assange has been blocked by Ecuadorian authorities from using the internet for nearly a month due to his comments on the Catalonia separatist movement - depriving him of his ability to opine on topics or defend himself. The hashtag #ReconnectJulian has appeared in response, while supporters conducted a 10 hour online vigil in response. 

Comments

macholatte bigkahuna Sun, 04/22/2018 - 20:33 Permalink

 

                               VLAD
                            (gun raised)
                       What the hell's goin' on, Jules?

                                  JULES
                       Nothin' I can't handle.  I want you
                       to just hang back and don't do shit
                       unless it's absolutely necessary.

                                  VLAD
                       Check.

                                  JULES
                       Hitlary, how we doin, baby?

                                  HITLARY
                       I gotta go pee!  I want to go home.

                                  JULES
                       Just hang in there, baby, you're
                       doing' great,  Ringo's proud of you
                       and so am I.  It's almost over,
                            (to Perez)
                       Now I want you to go in that bag
                       and find my wallet.

                                  PEREZ
                       Which one is it?

                                  JULES
                       It's the one that says Bad
                       Motherfucker on it.

 

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macholatte macholatte Sun, 04/22/2018 - 20:52 Permalink

 

Doubtful any of the data from the DNC is going to be available.  That would be absolutely mind blowing and just as doubtful that the defendants are counting on it. However, the biggest problem the Progs could have is having to confirm the information published was factual. Then the twist becomes one of convincing a jury that it’s OK to lie to voters and deceive them but it’s not OK for voters to know the truth and make an informed decision.

Other potential issues that might surface could be getting some criminal referrals out of the evidence developed by the civil case... such as the Podesta Pedophiles.

Key to all this is going to be the judge.

Corruption!
It’s what’s for breakfast.
- Judge Kimba Wood

 

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Boxed Merlot macholatte Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:41 Permalink

...Doubtful any of the data from the DNC is going to be available...

It wouldn't surprise me if the DNC invoked this, but the fact they filed a suit would indicate there is some evidence they deem is admissible, and that evidence at the very least will be enough to build a defense against, if not provide decades of counter suits against every member / associate of the organization and a granting of the wish of the DNC leadership that the 2016 election will never depart from the consciousness of the US voter / citizen.

And as covered by another commenter regarding associates / enablers of the DNC at the time in question, other facts going back decades to the time of the "crime" will be forever etched in the minds of John Q. Public like your Judge Kimba Wood remark or this re: the previously Most Honourable Mr. James Comey:

...in 1999 James Comey was the lead investigator in charge of looking into the Clinton pardon..."In 2002, Comey, then a federal prosecutor, took over an investigation into President Bill Clinton's 2001 pardon of financier Marc Rich...Comey ultimately decided not to pursue the case."...Former FBI Director James Comey sat on the board of banking giant HSBC...A pardon which was investigated by James Comey, who sat on the board of HSBC,...Comey found "No evidence of criminal activity."...

But in Mr. Comey's defense, he did wait until he was fired before he opened his bottle of California Pinot Noir on his flight home to celebrate his accomplishments thus far. And from a Dixie cup no less.

Thank you sir for your service.

(personally, I would've stuck with the Merlot in a glass, or at least a jar, but from a box of course)

jmo

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Tarzan devnickle Mon, 04/23/2018 - 06:18 Permalink

We all know, well most of us, that the NSA has captured every email we send and receive, every link we click, every file we up load, everything we download. 

We also know they use this hay stack to retroactively go after Deep State enemies, to blackmail anyone in their way. 

I suspect David Petraeus learned this the hard way, when he was forced to resign, after they did a little digging, and exposed his mistress, after he threatened to sing on Benghazi... 

So, knowing this, the case should be open and shut.

Trump could end this in a day, by simply forcing the NSA to turn over ALL OF SETH RICH'S EMAILS, ESPECIALLY THE EMAILS AND UPLOADS TO WIKILEAKS.

 

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nmewn Tarzan Mon, 04/23/2018 - 06:56 Permalink

As for myself, it's fun watching the "progressives" (always read socialists there when I put progressives in air quotes) implode into their individual, hypocritical, heaping piles of constituencies.

When they are not screaming #MeTooo! at themselves in the mirror (lol...see those icons of leftwing virtue Weinstein, Lauer, Rose etc)...they are droning on about deh eeebul fascist oligarchs! Ya nooowah...like Soros, Zuckerberg, Bloomberg, the Klintons etal.

Well, maybe not so much the latter...LMAO!!!...but...you get my point about the sniveling, the whimpering, the sobbing in hushed tones when they find themselves in their quiet, safe places and have a moment to contemplate ;-)

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Troy Ounce Boing_Snap Sun, 04/22/2018 - 23:06 Permalink

There is another conspiracy doing its rounds:

The Russia charade was a set up after Trump was briefed by a renegade fbi agent right after the elections. He explained Trump about Uranium 1 and the theft & commissions of the previous administration and DNC. Trump & others then invented a Russia trap.

Mueller, Sessions, Rosenstein, are all in on the set-up. The sealed Mueller indictments are for the members of the Obama admin and DNC.

Question: will these Mueller indictments work if the DNC is already suing in same case? Not sure, don't think so.

But the logic of the DNC law suit, which looks like "stupid", surely fits into the conspiracy theory!

https://youtu.be/moO9dfYHrZA

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Arctic Frost Troy Ounce Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:11 Permalink

 

I wanted a theory like this to be true too, but it isn’t. There are too many things that have happened to make your theory impossible:

All these Washington leaks but absolutely no one is leaking anything of this sort? Even within the deep deep state, we aren’t hearing one word of this though we are being fed the DNC misdeeds? The “Trump Sting” team is misleading Congress and nobody will object after the fact? Rosenstien signed his name to a false FISA warrent and no one will mind after the fact? How do you explain the raiding if Trump’s lawyer? Why destroy Flynn? If Flynn is just callatoral damage, then how is Trump and supposed “Sting” team any better than the Obama/Clinton crowd? I’m sure Hillary Clinton justifies getting Rich Seth killed too. 

 

There is way too much factual information out there to totally debunk this speculative assessment of a “Trump Sting” team.

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blindfaith Boing_Snap Mon, 04/23/2018 - 08:24 Permalink

 

 

DNC ( isn't that some kind of medical operation) is doing this to RAISE FUNDS.  They are broke...BROKE.  And rightly so and deservedly so.  George Soros has successfully destroyed the Democrats and they keep licking his dick.  Enjoy, that is all you have left.

Time for a new party to rise up.  The alternative is the military takes over, for better because it just cant be any worse.

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Insearch wee-weed up Mon, 04/23/2018 - 00:20 Permalink

Hilary has some statue of limitation expiring soon or already has  Hilary has some statue of limitation expiring soon or already has expired,  I can’t remember exactly what it was about .

perez mentioned “Statue limitations expiring” Which leads me to think these two issues are connected.

dems Know who the judge will be and the outcome, dems have access to quantum computers for situational outcomes. 

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Breathial gregga777 Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:10 Permalink

Agreed.  I would submit Trump and/or WikiLeaks be insane to even file a motion to dismiss.  This opens the door to so many documents thus-far hidden, it's THE perfect opportunity to fatally torpedo the entire Democrat party.  It would expose the DNC for their total and utter corruption, vote-rigging (a la Bernie Sanders), theft, the contempt they have for their constituents, etc.

It's like they pulled the pin on a frag grenade, and then dropped it in their own jockey-shorts.

This is gonna' be HILARIOUS to watch!!!  :-D

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gregga777 Boxed Merlot Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:57 Permalink

...Doubtful any of the data from the DNC is going to be available...

Assume that you work in a bureaucratic organization and are not a complete moron. Your superior verbally tells you to destroy incriminating evidence implicating him/her and/or higher level bureaucrats/politicians in Federal felony/felonies. If you do so, you are now implicated in committing Federal felony/felonies and your superior is not because the order was given verbally with no witnesses. Are you really going to risk going to prison for a person/persons whom you may despise? If so, congratulations! You are a true member of the Intellectual Yet Idiot classes. The non-morons amongst us would pretend to destroy the evidence while keeping it somewhere very, very safe in our "Pearl Harbor" files. 

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MoreFreedom gregga777 Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:36 Permalink

I'm sure they've wiped the server.  But I'm sure there's a great trove of email, text and phone records to document exactly what CrowdSpite did for the DNC.  They may still have copies of the hard drive somewhere.  They're going to have a hard time proving their case, that they were hacked by Russians, without providing the evidence and documenting the chain of custody.  And what jury is going to believe them, when they refused to hand over the server to the FBI?  

Your point about people incriminating themselves via destruction of evidence certainly applies.  And that destruction of evidence also undercuts their case.  They can't say what the evidence showed, without providing the evidence and proving it wasn't made up.  They can't have it both ways.

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Eyes Opened Boxed Merlot Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:54 Permalink

Why is it that when Trump tweets about  the DNC & the Clintons & all the other swampys ... he always makes out like he's an average joe ??  (he's NOT !! ) he is the POTUS & is well able to bomb another sovereign nation on a whim... yet he is POWERLESS to deal with these scum ??

The FBI should have seized that server a looong time ago & Trump should have made sure the guy at the top of that organisation was the right man for the job...he didn't & that speaks to his unwillingness to truly hold corrupts accountable...

Trump ALREADY owes Julian Assange a great debt of gratitude which hasn't been paid & now he is hoping Wikileaks kicks DNC ass ??  He wants Wikileaks to do the job that HE & his administration SHOULD be doing...

It doesn't take yuuuge balls to bomb & drone innocents ... it takes balls to take on the swamp & it seems the diminutive Assange has the "equipment" &  the POTUS does not !!! 

 

Go Wikileaks !! 😎😎😎😎😎

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Bwana Boxed Merlot Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:57 Permalink

I think Assange has all of the e-mails and when HitLIARy says they are not available he will request to enter his copies into evidence.

Please do one thing that is important to me and the rest of the US citizens; JAIL HitLIARy! If that piece of work walks away without prison it's time to replace every Judge above the claims courts and start over. Our laws need to apply to everyone. Politicians need to be punished for their crimes like everyone else.

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Bwana Boxed Merlot Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:57 Permalink

I think Assange has all of the e-mails and when HitLIARy says they are not available he will request to enter his copies into evidence.

Please do one thing that is important to me and the rest of the US citizens; JAIL HitLIARy! If that piece of work walks away without prison it's time to replace every Judge above the claims courts and start over. Our laws need to apply to everyone. Politicians need to be punished for their crimes like everyone else.

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Bwana Boxed Merlot Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:57 Permalink

I think Assange has all of the e-mails and when HitLIARy says they are not available he will request to enter his copies into evidence.

Please do one thing that is important to me and the rest of the US citizens; JAIL HitLIARy! If that piece of work walks away without prison it's time to replace every Judge above the claims courts and start over. Our laws need to apply to everyone. Politicians need to be punished for their crimes like everyone else.

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Arctic Frost Boxed Merlot Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:30 Permalink

 

Let’s just assume you’re right and the judge does not allow ANY discovery against the DNC except what is already public information. Well let’s see how that would work for them, shall we? 

 

Right as campaigning for the the midterm elections ensues, the DNC is going to have rehashed all over again the FACT they STOLE the primary from Sanders and their reasoning that they can lie to their membership as much as they want and they can ignore the votes of that membership. Paying Russian operatives for the dossier. The collusion with the press in favor of Hillary Clinton during the election. The names they called their own supporters; easily manipulated, taco bowls, Jews are atheists . . . Basically a “rediscovery” of every single email from the document dump which has been explored more deeply then when they were first released during the election. 

 

AND FINALLY a reanalysis of what a crappy candidate Hillary Clinton made and the DNC STILL won’t let it go nor stop the notion she still represents the DNC platform? 

 

New discovery or just rehashing of the old facts, this was a colossal mistake on the part of the DNC. The DNC would be banking EVERYTHING on the belief the MSM can protect them. Which just goes to show they haven’t been paying attention.

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GoldenDonuts macholatte Mon, 04/23/2018 - 01:48 Permalink

Its not about a court case.  It is about buying time until November for the midterms.  It they can somehow keep the whole "Trump is the Russian Antichrist" thing going then they think that maybe just maybe they can win the house and impeach that beautiful bastard.  But there is a better than even chance that a nightmare for the demoncrats is the result.

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Arctic Frost GoldenDonuts Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:05 Permalink

 

Meanwhile Trump can Tweet out one DNC email every day reminding everyone of the corruption of the Democratic Party. Think about it, those emails never did get the attention they deserved during the election because of the “revelations” that Russia hacked the election. The DNC also had MANY more MSM outlets protecting them whereas now they don’t have the same safety net they did during the election. 

 

What will the voters be more more interested in; the old dead horse “Trump colluded with the Russians” OR juicy new (or revisited) atrocities written out by the Democrats themselves in email?  Plus, this case will force them to make Hillary Clinton front and center of the DNC again, just what they want. Giving the Republicans the excuse to drudge up Clinton due to the lawsuit is MUCH better than bringing her up only to hear the Democrats whine, the past is the past.

 

 

 

 

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