Just won lawsuit filed by the DNC and a bunch of Democrat crazies trying to claim the Trump Campaign (and others), colluded with Russia. They haven’t figured out that this was an excuse for them losing the election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2018
Yeah, that’s NOT what happened.
Courtesy of the Daily Mail:
President Donald Trump declared victory Friday in a brief chapter of the Russia-collusion saga, boasting he had ‘won’ a lawsuit that a judge tossed out of court Tuesday on a technicality.
A former Democratic National Committee employee and two party donors sued Trump’s campaign and his former adviser Roger Stone in July 2017 for invasion of privacy.
They claimed Stone and the campaign organization conspired with the anti-privacy group WikiLeaks and the Russian government to steal and publish DNC emails that exposed their social security numbers and other sensitive information.
‘Just won lawsuit filed by the DNC and a bunch of Democrat crazies trying to claim the Trump Campaign (and others), colluded with Russia. They haven’t figured out that this was an excuse for them losing the election!’ Trump tweeted on Friday.
Despite the president spinning the result as a vindication, U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle didn’t render a decision about the lawsuit’s merits.
She only ruled that the Protect Democracy Project, an anti-Trump group that filed the lawsuit, submitted it to the wrong court.
The lawsuit claimed longtime former Trump adviser Roger Stone had funneled hacked Democratic National Committee emails to WikiLeaks during the 2016 election season
‘Washington, D.C., is not the proper venue for plaintiffs’ suit,’ Huvelle wrote in her decision.
‘It bears emphasizing that this court’s ruling is not based on a finding that there was no collusion between the defendants and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.”
So yeah, this ruling has nothing to do with whether or not Trump colluded with the Russians.
But here is Trump bringing it up yet again, just like guilty people are always prone to do.
The judge also said that those who filed the lawsuit failed to show that they had suffered any actual harm due to the exposure of their personal data.
It is also worth noting that despite Trump’s claims this lawsuit was NOT filed by the DNC, but rather a former employee and two donors.
In other words, Trump has lied, yet again.