ANOTHER WIN: Clinton Appointed Federal Judge Dismisses DNC Hacking Lawsuit Against Trump Team

The Democratic National Committee tried to sue the Trump team for allegedly hacking them during the 2016 election.

A federal judge, who was appointed by Bill Clinton, just threw out the lawsuit, calling it “divorced from the facts.”

FOX News reports:

Judge dismisses DNC hacking lawsuit against Trump team, says claims ‘entirely divorced from the facts’

A federal judge in frank terms Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over hacked DNC documents, saying they “did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place” and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information.

The ruling came as Democrats increasingly have sought to tie the Trump team to illegal activity in Russia, in spite of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings that the campaign in fact refused multiple offers by Russians to involve them in hacking and disinformation efforts.

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President Trump, in a tweet late Tuesday, noted that the judge in the case, John Koeltl, was appointed by Bill Clinton. The president called Koeltl’s decision “really big ‘stuff'” and “yet another total & complete vindication and exoneration.”

Even Trump seemed surprised by the outcome:

Politico has more from the judge:

“Even if the documents had been provided directly to the Campaign [and] the Campaign defendants … they could have published the documents themselves without liability because they did not participate in the theft and the documents are of public concern,” the judge wrote in an 81-page opinion. “The DNC cannot hold these defendants liable for aiding and abetting publication when they would have been entitled to publish the stolen documents themselves without liability.”

One of Trump’s lawyers called in to the Hannity show to talk about it:

This was a huge loss for Democrats.

 

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