A federal judge shut down another attempt by the Democrats to tie Trump to Russian collusion. They have been trying for two years and have nothing – time to give it up.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sued key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over the DNC hack that exposed the party as absolute frauds.
The judge smacked the DNC saying Trump did not hack the DNC and therefore has nothing to do with the release of the emails.
The DNC tried to say that there was circumstantial evidence that tied Trump to the Russian efforts but the judge didn’t buy it.
From Fox News:
Judge John Koeltl, a Bill Clinton appointee sitting in the Southern District of New York, wrote in his 81-page opinion Tuesday that the DNC’s argument was “entirely divorced” from the facts.
“In short, the DNC raises a number of connections and communications between the defendants and with people loosely connected to the Russian Federation, but at no point does the DNC allege any facts … to show that any of the defendants — other than the Russian Federation — participated in the theft of the DNC’s information,” Koeltl said.
“Nor does the DNC allege that the defendants ever agreed to help the Russian Federation steal the DNC’s documents,” he added.
“If Wikileaks could be held liable for publishing documents concerning the DNC’s political financial and voter-engagement strategies simply because the DNC labels them ‘secret’ and trade secrets, then so could any newspaper or other media outlet,” the judge wrote.
That, he said, would impermissibly elevate a privacy interest over the First Amendment rights of people and media outlets to disseminate matters of “the highest public concern.”
Koeltl went on to describe multiple hacking efforts directed by Russians at the DNC, in which Russians “hacked into the DNC’s computers, penetrated its phone systems, and stole tens of thousands of documents.”