The DNC has filed a lawsuit against the Trump campaign and Russia. The optics of this move are pretty obvious. They know the Mueller probe is coming to a close and won’t give them what they really wanted, proof that the 2016 election was invalid. In a last ditch attempt to keep the narrative alive, they’re suing.
The Hill reports:
DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over alleged election interference
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is suing the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging that the three entities conspired to help President Trump win the 2016 election.
By hacking and publishing the committee’s emails, multiple individuals and groups were part of a larger conspiracy to damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign and help Trump win the election, DNC’s lawsuit alleges.
“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.”
See the two tweets below:
I haven't seen the sentiment yet, but this has to mean they know Mueller isn't going anywhere. This is to try and grab headlines as that investigation winds down.
— CKent (@CKentDP) April 20, 2018
Now we know how Mueller will decide. You don't file a lawsuit if you think Mueller will recommend impeachment.
— Adrian Archer (@AgeArcher) April 20, 2018
That pretty much sums it up.