DNC lawsuit against Russia & Trump promises 'tantalizingly fascinating' blowback

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez delivers remarks

Filed in a Manhattan district court, the complaint alleges that "Russia mounted a brazen attack on American democracy" by hacking computer networks at the DNC, disseminating the information found there and using the information for "destabilizing the USA political environment, denigrating the Democratic presidential nominee, and supporting the campaign of Donald Trump, whose policies would benefit the Kremlin".

NEW YORK, NY - Today, the Democratic National Committee filed a wide-ranging, partisan civil lawsuit in federal court against the Trump Campaign, WikiLeaks, and the Russian Government.

While the President has denied he was in league with the Russians to increase his chances of winning, the DNC maintains it was an "act of treachery".

Senate investigators and prosecutors for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III are still looking into whether Trump associates coordinated with any Russian efforts. But the DNC argues Russian Federation is not immune from the lawsuit because the alleged hacks are considered trespassing on DNC private property.

Tom Perez, chairman of the DNC, laid out the party's rationale for filing such a wide-reaching lawsuit in a post on Medium.

Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee did not immediately respond to the lawsuit.

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The DNC has retained the law firm Cohen-Milstein, which has been involved in settlements for large data breaches in the past, including one against health insurer Anthem, which affected 80 million people.

The DNC also fingers Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner as a co-conspirator for his role overseeing the Trump campaign's digital operation.

The DNC's 66-page complaint lays out in the detailed the alleged conspiracy among Trump, WikiLeaks and hackers working for the Russian government.

Hackers disseminated internal communications of party officials as the Democratic nominating convention began and WikiLeaks released thousands of emails, some of which were embarrassing for the Clinton campaign and were meant to stoke conflicts among the party's supporters.

Following his upset election win over Hillary Clinton in 2016, many wondered how Donald Trump was able to pull off the victory.

The DNC's lawyers wrote that "long standing personal professional and financial ties to Russia and numerous individuals linked to the Russian government provided fertile ground for a conspiracy between the defendants to interfere in the 2016 elections". Prosecutors have said they were in contact in 2016 with Konstantin Kilimnik, a former linguist in the Russian army who the Federal Bureau of Investigation has alleged had ties to Russian intelligence.

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