THE Democratic Party is suing Russia, Wikileaks and Donald Trump’s campaign amid claims they conspired to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election. The party alleges top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its spies to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. They say the rival campaign actively sought to tilt the election to Trump by hacking Democratic Party computers. “Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement reported by the Washington Post. “This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery: the campaign of a nominee for President of the United States in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency.” The lawsuit, which names Donald Trump Jr and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner as defendants, alleges the campaign “gleefully welcomed Russian help”. The suit seeks millions of dollars in compensation over damages the Democratic Party suffered from the alleged hacks, the Washington Post reports. It claims the cyber-attack and creation of Russian Facebook pages posing as US citizens undermined its own campaign’s ability to connect with its voters. Alleged hacks also hampered the… Read full this story
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