March 29, 2022

Trump Sues Hillary Clinton 

  • Executive, Horse Race

By: Konrad Holden

In Brief: 
Last week, former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit in federal court against Hillary Clinton and others for allegedly conspiring to harm his presidential campaign with accusations of collusion with Russia. The lawsuit is 108 pages and says Trump has accrued $24 million in damages because of the alleged conspiracy. The lawsuit claims that the conspiracy violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act of 1970.

The Background: 
In 2016, news began to surface that then-President Donald Trump had been involved in colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election in his favor. As the story unfolded, the evidence grew shaky.

Then in 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller published his report after years of sifting through the evidence and said there was no collusion with Russia. 

Now, President Donald Trump is suing Hillary Clinton for conspiring against him with a false accusation. Also listed on the lawsuit are former FBI Director James Comey, Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman John Podesta, her campaign’s counsel Marc Elias, and the entire Democratic National Committee (DNC). 

"Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty," the lawsuit states.

In 2016, the FBI opened a probe into Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia. Trump alleges that it was done under false pretenses. Currently, Special Counsel John Durham is tasked with investigating whether the FBI probe was done appropriately. He has handed down 3 indictments so far.

Notable Quotes: 

“The actions taken in furtherance of their scheme — falsifying evidence, deceiving law enforcement, and exploiting access to highly-sensitive data sources — are so outrageous, subversive and incendiary that even the events of Watergate pale in comparison.” - Trump lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and others

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