In what may turn out to be the most frivolous lawsuit this year, the Democratic Party has filed a case against Trump campaign officials and those close to the action for conspiring to sway the 2016 election in Donald Trump’s favor.
The civil suit claims that the campaign officials, including Don Jr. and Jared Kushner, conspired with the Russian government, Russian hacker Guccifer, Wikileaks, Julian Assange and others to unfairly tilt the American public against the DNC and their chosen candidate.
This is a multi-million-dollar lawsuit that claims that:
“In the Trump campaign, Russia found a willing and active partner in this effort” which was “a brazen attack on American Democracy.”
We know the DNC is in financial peril at present, and with fundraisers tanking all over the nation, do they really believe this is their best shot at balancing the books? Or is something more nefarious at play?
Perez Lays It All Out
DNC Chair Tom Perez has been quick to point out that this is not a partisan attack (despite being filed by one party against the other party), but that it is a “patriotic” endeavor. He said:
“If the occupant of the Oval Office won’t protect our democracy, Democrats will. It is our obligation to the American people.” And that this was “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.”
Either this is a desperate attempt to secure funds for the 2018 midterms, or it is a furtherance of the Russian Collusion narrative that appears to be coming to a close without landing any dirt on the president. To many, there is a whiff of desperation in the air.
The suit alleges twelve complaints ranging from computer fraud and wiretapping (yes, really) through to trespass and the RICO Act. The basic premise being that Donald Trump, through his longstanding ties with Russia, sought to deny the presidency from Hillary Clinton using questionable means and that the Trump campaign was knowingly engaged in using Russian resources.
In an odd twist of fate, the only concrete evidence produced to date of any electoral impropriety is of the DNC rigging the primary against Bernie Sanders.
As Robert Mueller’s investigation has no specific end date, and he has no obligation to hurry it along, the civil suit could be decided long before the criminal.
Although Donald Trump himself is not named in the suit, if it rules against those connected to him, his reputation will essentially be trashed. It is a political ploy designed to do as much damage as possible to the GOP in the midterms and to the President himself in 2020.
Most of all, it appears that the DNC want “discovery,” the pre-trial process that allows them to impel the disclosure of emails, texts, messages etc…
And the reason for the timing? To those of a more conspiratorial mindset, given that the recently released Comey memos seem to clear Donald Trump of Obstruction of Justice and that the Russian Collusion narrative is falling apart, it would appear this is a desperate bid to soil the president before he is exonerated.
Perez says he is being “patriotic” in his actions; perhaps a more patriotic act would be to get his party back in line, develop at least one policy that does not have the word “Trump” in it, and start pretending to be the nation’s opposition government.