Donald Trump terms Democrats' lawsuit as 'good news'

Democratic Party files suit alleging conspiracy by Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks to sway 2016 election

"Rather than report these repeated messages and communications that Russian Federation meant to interfere in the USA election, the Trump campaign and its agents gleefully welcomed Russia's help", the Democratic party argues in the suit.

Trump has strongly - and repeatedly - denied colluding with the Russians.

It claims that Trump campaign officials worked in tandem with the Russian government and its military spy agency to bring down Hillary Clinton by hacking into the computer networks of the DNC and spreading stolen material.

"They successfully hacked the Democratic Party in 2016 and they will be back".

The DNC's 66-page complaint lays out in the detailed the alleged conspiracy among Trump, WikiLeaks and hackers working for the Russian government.

Trump's tweet also refers to "the Wendy Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man".

The lawsuit echoes a similar suit filed by the Democratic Party in 1972 against President Richard Nixon in the wake of the Watergate scandal, seeking $US1 million in damages after a break-in to the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate Building.

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The DNC has retained the law firm Cohen-Milstein, which has been involved in settlements for large data breaches in the past, including one against health insurer Anthem, which affected 80 million people. The suit notes that four days later, Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was informed by Josef Mifsud, a London-based professor, that the Russians were in possession of thousands of emails that could be damaging to Clinton.

Trump among the defendants is not specified, it lists only the persons of his entourage. Trump, who owned the pageant, attended the event. WikiLeaks then blasted out numerous documents on July 22, 2016, shortly before Clinton was to be nominated - upsetting the Democrats' national convention. "They need professional help, not a lawyer".

Mueller also has indicted 13 Russian individuals working for the Internet Research Agency accused of running an elaborate scheme to meddle in the USA elections.

The lawsuit describes how the then-Soviet Union paid for Trump to travel Moscow in the 1980s.

Also named as defendants were Donald Trump Jr., Trump associate Roger Stone and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Democrats have similarly been critical of President Barack Obama for not doing enough in 2016 to fight back against Russian Federation.

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