Democrats’ Lawsuit Over 'Trump-Russia Collusion' Dismissed By Virginia Judge
Federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the 2016 Trump campaign
Despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation already costing the American taxpayer $25 million, his team has still yet to present any real evidence of a Trump - Russia collusion in the US elections in 2016.
A Virginia federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the 2016 Trump campaign, in where the documents claim collusion between Russia and Wikileaks publish the Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails.
DNC staffer Scott Comer and two party donors, Roy Cockrum and Eric Schoenberg, filed the lawsuit and claimed damages from the publication of the stolen document which contained social security numbers, confidential financial data, and home addresses.
Judge Henry Hudson said, “even if their allegations were true, they failed to properly state a claim upon which relief could be granted.”
He concluded that the plaintiffs’ complaint describes the claimed interaction between Russia and the trump campaign, which Hudson said is “more than ample at this point to provide a plausible factual basis for plaintiffs' allegation that the campaign was aware that the stolen information had been unlawfully obtained.”
Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, told CBS News last month that his team had not found anything that “would suggest there was collusion by the Trump Campaign and Russia.”
Since Donald Trump entered the office, his team has been plagued with allegations that Moscow hacked the election process to help him.
According to a report from USA Today:
Trump said there should have been no Mueller investigation — and therefore no Mueller report — "if" there was no crime when Mueller was appointed and "if" it was based on information collected by his political enemies.
The Justice Department appointed the special counsel in 2017 after investigators developed clear evidence that Russia had sought to help Trump win the presidency obtained an array of clues that people in his campaign could have participated in that effort.
In December last year, Trump slammed special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation asking why he isn't investigating "crimes of many kinds from those 'on the other side,'" before asking "whatever happened to Podesta?"
“The Department will continue to dedicate and leverage resources to maintain strong program and financial management controls,” the report stated.
A resolution was passed by the House on Thursday calling on Justice Department to release Mueller’s report.
Lawmakers unanimously passed the resolution in a 420-0 vote.
That voted present included four Republicans — Reps. Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), and Justin Amash (Mich.)
“I’ve said to millions of Americans on television that I support releasing the Mueller report," Gaetz told The Hill.