Donald Trump Announces Plan to Countersue Democrats for DNC Server

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The Democratic Party on Friday sued the Russian government, United States President Donald Trump's campaign team and WikiLeaks for conspiring to influence the 2016 presidential election, reported The Washington Post.

Parscale is also warning of consequences if the suit proceeds.

According to a lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee, there was a major conspiracy to defeat their candidate in the 2016 election.

In a statement, DNC president Tom Perez accused Russian Federation of launching an all-out assault on the American democracy during the 2016 presidential campaign and finding a "willing and active" partner in the Trump campaign.

"This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery".

The complaint, filed in federal district court in Manhattan, alleges that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there. Robert Mueller is probing possible Trump campaign links to what U.S. intelligence has concluded was an effort to tilt the 2016 vote in Trump's favour.

The Washington Post reports that foreign nations usually have immunity from USA lawsuits, but Democrats argue the rule should not apply in this case because Russian Federation trespassed on private party servers.

Instead it knits numerous threads that have emerged in public over the past two years to paint a picture of an alleged conspiracy between the Trump campaign, the Kremlin and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks published numerous documents on July 22, 2016, shortly before Clinton was to be nominated - casting a shadow over the Democratic National Convention.

President Donald Trump fired back at "Obstructionist Democrats" over their alleged conspiracy lawsuit declaring it could actually be "good news" for the GOP.

The DNC accuses Donald Trump Jr. of secretly communicating with WikiLeaks, and blames the president, too, saying he praised the illegal dissemination of DNC documents throughout fall 2016, making it a central theme of his speeches and rallies.

Also named as defendants were Donald Trump Jr., Trump associate Roger Stone and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well as Assange.

Some political commentators in the US have said the lawsuit was more a ploy shift attention to the DNC in advance of crucial midterm elections for US Congress in November.

"I think this lawsuit is ill-conceived", Speier said. Manafort and Gates have been charged with money-laundering, fraud and tax evasion in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The indictment alleges one of Putin's close allies, Yevgeny Prigozhin, oversaw the effort.

Fred Jennings, a lawyer who specialises in cybercrime, told Al Jazeera that "it sure looks like the DNC complaint failed" to include a necessary definition of a "computer".

He appeared to be referring to former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and reports of an information technology specialist who once worked for some Democrats in the US House of Representatives. The emails ripped open fresh wounds and formed a rallying cry for Sanders supporters hoping for a last-minute chance to deny the Clinton the nomination in Philadelphia.