The false narrative of ‘Russiagate’ was worse than Watergate, the 45th US president says in a federal lawsuit
Former US President Donald Trump has sued Hillary Clinton, the Democrats, their lawyers, former FBI employees, and everyone connected to the ‘Steele Dossier’ for conspiracy to falsely accuse him of “collusion”Russia and the undermining of his presidency in 2016.
On Thursday, the lawsuit was filed at the Southern District of Florida federal court seeking $72 million damages. This is triple the $24 million in legal fees Trump claims he sustained as a result of his conduct.
“For years, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts attempted to shield themselves from culpability by directing others to do their dirty work for them. This lawsuit seeks to hold all parties accountable for their heinous acts and uphold the principles of our sacred democracy,” Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, said in a statement, adding that the suit “outlines the Defendants’ nefarious plot to vilify Donald J. Trump by spreading lies to weave a false narrative that he was colluding with Russia.”
In addition to Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, the lawsuit names former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Clinton campaign chief John Podesta; Christopher Steele, the British spy who authored the infamous ‘Trump-Russia dossier’; the political research firm Fusion GPS, which commissioned the file; the law firm Perkins Coie, through which Clinton paid Fusion GPS and Steele; and former FBI officials James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Kevin Clinesmith – who played a major role in investigating Trump for alleged ties with Russia before and after the election.
Clinton aides Robbie Mook, Philipe Reines, and Jake Sullivan – currently the national security adviser – are also among the defendants, along with former Perkins Coie lawyers Marc Elias and Michael Sussmann, who was charged by special counsel John Durham with lying to the FBI.
“Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty,” the lawsuit says.
They falsified evidence and deceived the law enforcement, exploiting their access to “highly-sensitive data sources”So that it is easy to understand. “even the events of Watergate pale in comparison,”The lawsuit claims that the suit also refers to 1972 scandal which forced President Richard Nixon’s resignation.
After the plan failed to prevent Trump’s election, the suit was brought. “the Defendants’ efforts continued unabated, merely shifting their focus to undermining his presidential administration.”
Trump’s lawyers accuse the defendants of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, conspiracy, injurious falsehood, malicious prosecution, computer fraud and abuse, and theft of trade secrets, among other things.
In 2016, Clinton tried to discredit Trump by accusing Trump of being a liar. “colluding”Russia and attributed Russia to the hacking of DNC email and Podesta emails, both of which were published later by WikiLeaks. The FBI and Robert Mueller special counsels, as well as the congressional Democrats’ investigations, never found evidence to support these claims.