2018-04-30 03:14:29 UTC
WASHINGTON Taking a page from its response to the Watergate
break-in, the Democratic National Committee filed suit on Friday
against President Donald Trump's campaign, the Russian
government and WikiLeaks for allegedly engaging in a conspiracy
to damage the Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential race.
The DNC is seeking recompense for what it says was millions of
dollars in damages from Russias hacking of its internal emails,
which were then published by WikiLeaks, with the encouragement
of then-candidate Trump and his campaign.
The civil complaint, filed in federal district court in
Manhattan on Friday, is unrelated to the criminal investigation
led by special counsel Robert Mueller, as well as congressional
investigations into Russian meddling.