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Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by WildCat » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:54 pm

Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign:
The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.

The complaint, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there.

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, 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.

“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,” he said.
The Democrats really do want to make political opposition to them illegal. How the fuck can any rational person defend this?
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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:05 pm

WildCat wrote:How the fuck can any rational person defend this?
Rational people who like power too much?

Sure. :)
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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by ed » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:52 pm

Didn't they pay for Russian misinformation that they subsequently used?

You know, they are doing their damnedest to get Trump reelected.
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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:17 pm

Trump just won 2020. Republicans just won 2018.
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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Grammatron » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:09 pm

I don't get why they included WikiLeaks. Are they trying to get them on conspiracy to commit journalism?

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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by WildCat » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:29 pm

Grammatron wrote:I don't get why they included WikiLeaks. Are they trying to get them on conspiracy to commit journalism?
They crossed Hillary when it was Her turn. That cannot be tolerated.

Assange is lucky he's holed up in the Ecuador embassy in London, or he might be found dead.
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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Skeeve » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:04 pm

WildCat wrote:
Grammatron wrote:I don't get why they included WikiLeaks. Are they trying to get them on conspiracy to commit journalism?
They crossed Hillary when it was Her turn. That cannot be tolerated.

Assange is lucky he's holed up in the Ecuador embassy in London, or he might be found dead.
All of this because after cheating to get the nomination (just ask Bernie), "her turn" didn't get her turn.
Fuck 'em, they deserve to loose both 2018 and 2020.
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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Doctor X » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:01 pm

Remember when Flip-Flopper Spector tried to sue over losing the Super Bowl?




That was awesome!

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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Mentat » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:26 pm

I am reminded of a certain lawyer joke.
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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:09 pm

Has to be the single dumbest strategy of any political party in US history.
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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Mentat » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:26 pm

No duh, you can't sue somebody into jail.
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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Doctor X » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:26 pm

Since nominating Kerry or Hillary?





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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:11 am

Not quite the same as this inspired stupidity.

A smart party would focus on something novel and compelling, such as serving their constituents, not giving the opposing party ammunition by making them a target of a histrionic lawsuit. Now the Republicans can play the victim card, to say the least. Voters will rightly perceive this lawsuit as the act of crybabies trying to undermine the elected administration. "Deplorables" will roll their eyes and feel rightfully justified.

Meanwhile...whatever...
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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by xouper » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:32 am

In addition to all those good points, it seems the DNC just opened them themselves up to massive legal discovery and counter-suits by the Defendants. That could backfire bigly on the DNC.

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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:41 am

Remember when disgruntled ex-Republican Libertarians used to talk about the Stupid Party versus the Evil Party?

Nowadays both are both.
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Post by Pyrrho » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:49 am

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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:29 am

Two very instructive threads over by Democratic Underground.

The long one:
https://democraticunderground.com/100210518514

Short one, but with very instructive comment:
https://democraticunderground.com/100210518448
Correct me if I'm wrong but the president cannot pardon a lawsuit can he?
Analysis: The "base" loves it.
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Post by ed » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:50 am

Doctor X wrote:Since nominating Kerry or Hillary or "Duke" Dukakis?

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Too soon?

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Post by ed » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:56 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Two very instructive threads over by Democratic Underground.

The long one:
https://democraticunderground.com/100210518514

Short one, but with very instructive comment:
https://democraticunderground.com/100210518448
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Tone deaf. Every one of them. Amazing.
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Re: Democratic Party Sues Trump Campaign For Election Interference

Post by WildCat » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:48 am

ed wrote:
Doctor X wrote:Since nominating Kerry or Hillary or "Duke" Dukakis?

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Too soon?

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I raise you this Kerry:

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