A lawsuit alleging that top officials from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with external forces to influence the the 2016 presidential election has been filed by the Democratic party.
Filed on Friday, the civil complaint accused Russia and WikiLeaks of conspiring to influence the Republican’s White House bid in favour of Trump.
The suit claims that Moscow informed Trump’s campaign that it had conducted a cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), leading to the release of information damaging to the party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
The lawsuit also alleged that Trump’s campaign “gleefully welcomed Russia’s help” in the 2016 elections and accused it of being a “racketeering enterprise” that worked in tandem with Moscow.
Reacting to the suit filed by the Democrats, Trump’s campaign said that the lawsuit was “completely without merit and will be dismissed in due time.”
“This frivolous lawsuit is a last-ditch effort to substantiate the baseless Russian collusion allegations by a nearly-bankrupt Democratic Party still trying to counter the will of the people in the 2016 presidential election,” a statement issued by Donald J. Trump for President Inc said.
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