Business Insider: The Democratic Party's lawsuit alleges that the Trump campaign, Russia, & WikiLeaks illegally conspired to hurt Democrats during the election.
- The Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit in federal court against President Donald Trump's campaign, the Russian government, and the organization WikiLeaks.
- The suit alleges the three defendants illegally conspired to hurt the Democratic Party by engineering the hack of the Democratic National Committee and disseminating stolen materials during the 2016 election.
- When the DNC filed a civil suit against former President Richard Nixon's reelection committee in the 1970s, the Nixon campaign ultimately had to shell out $750,000 to settle the case.
- Trump's reelection campaign dismissed the Democratic Party's lawsuit as "frivolous" and a "last-ditch effort to substantiate" what it called "baseless" allegations of collusion with Russia.