On Friday, the Democratic National Committee instituted a multi-million dollar legal proceeding against the Russian government, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and WikiLeaks, stating that they were engaged in a huge conspiracy against Hillary Clinton.
It has been claimed in the legal proceeding instituted at the federal court in the Southern District of New York that there has been collusion between senior members of the Trump campaign and the Russian government to destroy Clinton and seeks financial damages for the alleged hacks of the DNC’s servers.
“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.
Breakthrough in the case will be remarkable considering that the FBI has not had access to the DNC’s servers. In November 2017, BuzzFeed News reported:
The party had hired CrowdStrike basically in place of the FBI — to this day, the Bureau has not had access to the DNC’s servers. DNC officials stated they made the disapproving decision to go with a private firm as they were concerned they’d lose control of their operations right in the middle of the campaign. Apart from that, FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Better, the DNC figured, to handle things privately.
“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,” Perez continued. “This is not partisan, it’s patriotic.”