Former US President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Thursday (24). The motive is an alleged conspiracy to create a “false narrative” during the 2016 election campaign, with the intention of making the electorate believe he had ties to Russia.
According to the lawsuit, filed in federal court for the southern district of Florida in Miami, the DNC would have fabricated a connivance between the Republican campaign and Moscow, prompting a “baseless federal investigation”.
The document finds that the defendants took advantage of access to “highly confidential data sources” and compared it to the Watergate scandal, a political espionage plot against the Democratic Party in the 1970s, which ended with the resignation of the then president of the USA, Richard Nixon.
Trump’s lawyers say the targets of the lawsuit sought to influence the “trust” of the electorate and “worked together for a single selfish purpose: to defame Donald J. Trump.” The suit asks the judge to award “punitive damages, costs and other measures which this court deems fair and appropriate.”
“The plot was conceived, coordinated and executed by high-ranking officials in the Clinton campaign and the DNC,” the lawsuit summary states, noting that the “multiple-pronged attack” sought to “publicly defame” Trump by instigating a “media frenzy” “.
Among those prosecuted are several FBI figures, including its former director James Comey, as well as Hillary campaign manager John Podesta and President Joe Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, among others.
Also on the list is former British spy Christopher Steele, author of a report alleging that Moscow was linked to Trump’s election campaign and that Russian secret services had sensitive material about the former president that could be used against him.
At the time, a federal investigation found no evidence that Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia to win the election, but concluded that the Russian government ran a campaign to help the Republican get to the White House in 2016.
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