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Today the Democratic National Committee filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the God-King’s campaign, the Russian government, and WikiLeaks, alleging a conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election, and DNC Chair Tom Perez issued this 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.
Whether or not you believe that Donald Trump personally knew about the hack (Donald Trump is not personally named as a defendant), that the DNC was hacked is an undeniable thing that happened. That thing was illegal. The DNC alleges 12 violations. Of note:
Count I: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Count IV: Wiretap Act
Count VI: Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Count VII: Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
Counts IX – XII: Various common law trespass violations
But the two most important charges are Counts II and III: the civil RICO charges. The DNC alleges “The Trump Campaign Was A Racketeering Enterprise.” In the alternative, they allege “The Trump Campaign Was An Association-In-Fact Enterprise.”
Will this lawsuit ever come to trial?
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