Monday 21 May 2018

Democrats sue Trump, Russia and WikiLeaks

US President Donald Trump. Photo: Getty Images
US President Donald Trump. Photo: Getty Images

Dean Grey

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has sued US President Donald Trump's campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Mr Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

The DNC filed the lawsuit yesterday in federal court in Manhattan. It seeks unspecified damages and an order to prevent further interference with DNC computer systems.

The lawsuit says Mr Trump and his associates had relationships with Russia that enabled the creation of a Trump-Russia conspiracy.

The DNC says Russia "mounted a brazen attack on American democracy", starting with a cyber attack on its computers. It said the hack penetrated DNC computers and phone systems and extracted tens of thousands of documents and emails.

Mr Trump has said there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.

Irish Independent

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