The Democratic Party filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit today against Trump campaign officials, the Russian government and WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump’s favor.
“The conspiracy constituted 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,” the suit states.
The complaint alleges that top Trump campaign officials 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.
“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.
Senate investigators and prosecutors for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III are currently in the process of investigating whether Trump associates coordinated with the Russian efforts.