Dems sue Russia, Wikileaks, Trump campaign

The Democratic National Committee is suing Wikileaks, along with the government of Russia, the Trump campaign and various Russians and Trump supporters, over the leaks of DNC e-mails during the 2016 election campaign.

They charge that, among other things, the leaks of the DNC e-mails violate laws protecting copyright and trade secrets.  If this was upheld, it would basically make a great deal of investigative reporting illegal—including much of the reporting on the Russiagate investigations.

The real crime of Wikileaks, now as in the past, has been to reveal inconvenient truths.

The Democratic party suing WikiLeaks for costing them the election is like an armed robbery convict suing a security camera company for getting him arrested.  The emails it published are 100 percent authentic and entirely undisputed, and they consist of nothing other than Democratic party big wigs talking to one another.

The documents published by WikiLeaks in 2016 showed an unquestionable violation of the DNC’s Impartiality Clause in the “us vs them” tone of the conversations in the more egregious DNC leaks, the Podesta emails showing that the DNC and the Clinton camp were colluding as early as 2014 to schedule debates and primaries in a way that favored her, and then-DNC Vice Chairwoman Donna Brazile acting as a mole against the Sanders campaign and passing Clinton questions in advance to prep her for debates with Sanders.

It also revealed more broadly incriminating facts about the Democratic party in general, including the Clintons taking bribes from Qatar and Morocco and knowingly accepting funds from political bodies that arm ISIS, an email showing how a CitiGroup executive was responsible for selecting Obama’s acceptable cabinet picks, and Clinton’s infamous “public position and a private position” statement.

Source: Caitlin Johnstone

Trying to reverse the outcome of the 2016 election is futile.  Democratic leaders would do better to concentrate on winning this year’s state and congressional elections, while meanwhile trying to curb President Trump’s unconstitutional use of executive power.

LINKS

Democratic Party sues Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump over election disruption by Sabrina Siddiqui for The Guardian.

Dems Sue WikiLeaks for Telling the Truth by Caitlin Johnstone.

The DNC’s Lawsuit Against Wikileaks Poses a Serious Threat to Press Freedom by Glenn Greenwald and Trevor Timm for The Intercept.  [Added Later]

Democratic National Committee’s Lawsuit Against Russia, WikiLeaks and Various Trump Associates Full of Legally Nutty Arguments by Mike Masnick for Techdirt.

Cure Worse Than Disease: Bill to Restrict Trump’s War Powers Actually “Endorse a Worldwide War on Terror” by Jon Schwarz for The Intercept.  [Added Later]

Senators Offer Up Unprecedented War Powers to President by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos for The American Conservative.

Four More Years: the Trump reelection nightmare and how we can stop it by Thomas Frank for Harper’s Magazine.

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3 Responses to “Dems sue Russia, Wikileaks, Trump campaign”

  1. Steve Badrich Says:

    I confess–I’m frightened. For younger people coming up. The Democrats are supposed to be Trump’s domestic Opposition, and this is the best they can come up with? Doubling down on the corrupt insider politics that helped get Trump elected in the first place? It wasn’t the Russians that caused millions of Americans, including plenty of people I know, to decide in 2016 that it wasn’t worth it to them to vote.

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  2. sglover Says:

    Trump & Republicans now reliably provide a weekly (often daily) horror show. Even so, it’s just as horrifying how regularly Dems manage to top their own cosmic incompetence.

    Practical question for the strategic wizards at the DNC: How many $$$’s do they plan to pour down the drain with this idiocy? (That is to say — which favored “consultant” gets to drink from the stream?) Last I heard the DNC was low on funds, and discovering that a lot of donors are no longer interested in sending money to such losers. Somehow I don’t think this stunt is going to build a lot of confidence in DNC “talent”.

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  3. williambearcat Says:

    The Democratic Party also sued the RNC and CREEP in 1972 and eventually got a settlement of $750,000

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