Donald Trump terms Democrats' lawsuit as 'good news'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears at campaign rally in Grand Rapids

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears at campaign rally in Grand Rapids

President Trump took to Twitter Friday night to fire back at a Democratic lawsuit alleging a widespread conspiracy to tilt the 2016 election in his favor.

That added up to a "campaign of the presidential nominee of a major party in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency", the DNC lawyers write in the lawsuit.

The DNC is seeking recompense for what it says was millions of dollars in damages from Russia's hacking of its internal emails, which were then published by WikiLeaks, with the encouragementof then-candidate Trump and his campaign.

They worry that it's only going to further politicize the criminal investigation being conducted by the special counsel Robert Mueller.

The defendants are a who's who of the Trump campaign. However, the suit argues that Russian Federation shouldn't be entitled to sovereign immunity because the "DNC claims arise out of Russia's trespass on to the DNC's private servers ... in order to steal trade secrets and commit economic espionage".

The hacking of the DNC has always been a sore spot for Democrats across the board since Clinton's stunning loss in November 2016.

The civil lawsuit was filed on Friday in Manhattan.

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The lawsuit argues that the actions previously listed amounted to a successful criminal conspiracy that influenced the U.S. electoral process.

The defendants in the lawsuit include WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Donald Trump for President Inc., the President's son Donald Trump Jr., Trump's onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, a campaign aide George Papadopoulos, and an associate of Manafort's and the deputy campaign chairman Richard Gates. Later in the evening, the president blasted "Obstructionist Democrats" in a tweet about the lawsuit.

It said the hack penetrated DNC computers and phone systems and extracted tens of thousands of documents and emails.

Other social media users questioned whether Trump confused the former DNC chairwoman with Wendy Wasserstein, the late playwright who won both the Tony and a Pulitzer for "The Heidi Chronicles".

McCaskill is up for reelection this November in a state Trump won by 19 points over Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Mueller also has indicted 13 Russian individuals working for the Internet Research Agency accused of running an elaborate scheme to meddle in the US elections. According to them, the hacker attacks have reduced the ability of Democrats to communicate with voters, raise donations and to operate efficiently, the newspaper said.

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