BREAKING: Federal judge dismisses DNC ‘hacking’ suit against Trump team

BREAKING: Federal judge dismisses DNC ‘hacking’ suit against Trump team

[Ed. – The judge found no evidence meeting any standard that members of the Trump team had anything to do with hacking or otherwise computer-intruding on the DNC.]

A federal judge in frank terms Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over hacked DNC documents, saying they “did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place” and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information.

The ruling came as Democrats increasingly have sought to tie the Trump team to illegal activity in Russia, in spite of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings that the campaign in fact refused multiple offers by Russians to involve them in hacking and disinformation efforts. …

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.

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