“DNC Suit Alleges Trump Campaign Was a Racketeering Enterprise Participating in Hacking Conspiracy,” ABA Journal
April 20, 2018
The Democratic National Committee filed a racketeering lawsuit Friday against the Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and a host of other defendants that claims a conspiracy to hack into DNC emails and denigrate Hillary Clinton.
The complaint was filed on behalf of the Democratic Party by the law firm of Cohen Milstein, the Washington Post reports. The New York Times followed with its own story.
“The conspiracy constituted an act of previously unimaginable treachery: the 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 suit said.
President Donald Trump is not a defendant, but several of his associates are named, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort; Manafort’s deputy Rick Gates; Donald Trump Jr.; Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner; and advisers Roger Stone and George Papadopoulos.