Within hours of tonight’s 1st of 2 rounds of Democrat debates going on, (round 2 is tomorrow) a DNC lawsuit against Julian Assange’s Wikileaks was dismissed. As reported by Fox News, a federal judge dismissed the suit that was also against some members of the Trump campaign as well.
This suit was clearly a move for the DNC to shift blame for their apparent failure to secure their servers and on ever broader terms, failure to win the 2016 presidential election.
From Fox News:
A federal judge in frank terms Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over hacked DNC documents, saying they “did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place” and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information.
Wikileaks made a statement on their Facebook page less than an hour ago declaring their vindication.
SEE FACEBOOK POST BELOW:
Also reported by Fox News was that the judge in this suit, John Koeltl, was ironically enough, a Bill Clinton appointed judge.
The people named in the dismissed suit in addition to the Trump campaign, Wikileaks, and Russia, were Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, George Papadopoulos, Richard Gates, Roger Stone, Joseph Mifsud, and Julian Assange. You can see the 81-page opinion from the SDNY here.
It will be interesting to see if any of this is mentioned later on tonight by the CNN moderators at the DNC’s debates.
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