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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump’s campaign and former Trump adviser Roger Stone conspired with Russia and WikiLeaks to publish hacked Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 presidential race.
U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle said in a ruling Tuesday evening that the suit’s efforts to tie the Trump campaign and Stone’s alleged actions to the nation’s capital were too flimsy for the case to proceed in a Washington, D.C., court.
The article goes on to state the following:
“The Trump Campaign’s efforts to elect President Trump in D.C. are not suit-related contacts for those efforts did not involve acts taken in furtherance of the conspiracies to disseminate emails that harmed plaintiffs,” wrote Huvelle, an appointee of President Bill Clinton. “Campaign meetings, canvassing voters, and other regular business activities of a political campaign do not constitute activities related to the conspiracies alleged in the complaint.”
But Huvelle made clear that her decision was a technical one based on issues of legal jurisdiction and was not a definitive ruling on allegations that the Trump campaign struck an illicit deal with the Russians during the presidential contest.
“It bears emphasizing that this Court’s ruling is not based on a finding that there was no collusion between defendants and Russia during the 2016 presidential election,” Huvelle wrote. “This is the wrong forum for plaintiffs’ lawsuit. The Court takes no position on the merits of plaintiffs’ claims.”
Two DNC donors, Roy Cockrum and Eric Schoenberg, and former DNC staffer Scott Comer, filed the suit last year, alleging that the hacking invaded their privacy and that the Trump campaign and Stone had a role in unlawful activity.
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DC judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by DNC donors + a former DNC employee seeking to hold the Trump campaign and Roger Stone liable for the DNC hack. Judge found she lacked jurisdiction, and the forum was wrong — she made clear she wasn’t ruling on merits https://t.co/jdgMAJ5om2 pic.twitter.com/Yp4kuYYCpS
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) July 3, 2018
NEW: DC judge has dismissed lawsuit filed by victims of DNC hack against Trump campaign and Roger Stone: https://t.co/WATWmAI8ZS
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) July 3, 2018
Judge throws out a Russian collusion case because the case was too flimsy with no proof.
That pretty much sums up the entire Russian investigation! https://t.co/P6uZ1N3uNt
— Harlan Z. Hill (@Harlan) July 4, 2018
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