Judge tosses DNC donors’ civil suit alleging Trump-Russia collusion on DNC hacking

Judge tosses DNC donors’ civil suit alleging Trump-Russia collusion on DNC hacking
Roger Stone (Image: YouTube screen grab via Real Time with Bill Maher)

[Ed. – The Democrats have a separate suit.  Apparently, the donors are going to keep trying in another jurisdiction.]

U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle said in a ruling that the allegations of conspiracy were insubstantial to proceed in a court, Politico reported.

“The Trump Campaign’s efforts to elect President Trump in D.C. are not suit-related contacts for those efforts did not involve acts taken in furtherance of the conspiracies to disseminate emails that harmed plaintiffs,” wrote the Clinton-appointed judge. “Campaign meetings, canvassing voters, and other regular business activities of a political campaign do not constitute activities related to the conspiracies alleged in the complaint.” …

“This is the wrong forum for plaintiffs’ lawsuit. The Court takes no position on the merits of plaintiffs’ claims.”

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The lawsuit was brought by two DNC donors, Roy Cockrum and Eric Schoenberg, and former DNC staffer Scott Comer, who alleged that the publication of the emails violated their privacy and that the Trump campaign and [Roger] Stone engaged in an illicit activity, according to Politico.

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