Trump called the steel dossier “fake” and The New York Times determined that there was no corroborating evidence to support many of his claims.
Former US President Donald Trump on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party leaders and others, alleging he falsely accused her of colluding with Russia ahead of the 2016 election.
“For the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton and her comrades hatched an unimaginable conspiracy—one that shocks conscience and is an insult to this country’s democracy,” said the complaint filed in a federal court in Florida.
“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 sovereign,” it said. “They worked together with a single, self-serving purpose: to discredit Donald J. Trump.”
“The actions taken to advance their plan – falsifying evidence, deceiving law enforcement and exploiting access to highly sensitive data sources – are so outrageous, subversive and incendiary that Watergate incidents are also few in comparison.” ,
In addition to Clinton, other nominated defendants include the Democratic National Committee, John Podesta, who served as chairman of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, and former FBI director James Comey.
Named as one of the defendants was Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer who prepared a dossier ahead of the election that allegedly contained compromising information about Trump.
Trump repeatedly condemned the steel dossier as “fake,” and the New York Times determined that there was no corroborating evidence to support many of his claims.
A Russian analyst who contributed to the dossier has been charged with lying to FBI agents in the United States investigating some of its findings.
Also named as defendants were the Perkins Coe law firm, which was working for the Clinton campaign, and Fusion GPS, a private firm hired by Perkins Coe to conduct opposition research.
Trump is seeking a jury trial and at least $72 million in damages.
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigated Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and uncovered several meetings between Trump advisers and Russians.
But Mueller stopped short of saying the Trump campaign was involved in a criminal conspiracy with Russia, prompting Trump to declare there was “no collusion.”
A report released by a Republican-led Senate panel also revealed several contacts between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials, but did not confirm that there was even a conspiracy.
The Senate report found that one of Trump’s former campaign managers, Paul Manafort, had a long-standing relationship with Konstantin Kilimnik, an alleged Russian intelligence officer, and gave him internal campaign information.
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