Trump sues Clinton over Russia case
During the 2016 election campaign, Democrats accused then-presidential candidate Trump of working with Russia to influence the outcome of the election. This still cannot be clearly demonstrated. Now Trump is suing his former opponent, Clinton.
Former US President Donald Trump has sued his former opponent, Hillary Clinton, and other Democratic Party politicians for defamation in connection with the so-called Russia case. In the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election, Clinton and her followers “conspired out of sheer malice to fabricate the false narrative” that Republican candidate Trump was working with Russia, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Florida.
To advance their “plots,” Clinton and her supporters “falsified evidence and defrauded law enforcement agencies” and “exploited their access to highly sensitive databases,” the lawsuit said. This is so “outrageous, anti-state and incendiary” that the Watergate case appears “pale” by comparison.
In addition to Clinton, who ran against Trump in the 2016 presidential election, the document also lists Clinton’s campaign manager at the time, John Podesta, and former FBI chief James Comey as defendants, as well as the law firm Perkins Coe, who was involved in the Democratic campaign and Fusion GPS.
Trump calls for a jury trial
Also named was former British secret agent Christopher Steele, who prepared a dossier before the 2016 presidential election that was said to contain disinformation about Trump. Trump has repeatedly called Steele’s file “fake”. The New York Times also concluded that there was no supporting evidence for many of Steele’s allegations.
Trump is calling for a jury trial over his allegations. He is also seeking damages of no less than $72 million (65.5 million euros). The so-called Russia affair was the subject of an intense investigation by then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The question was whether Trump and his campaign team were working with Russia to influence the 2016 election.
The Mueller report cites several meetings between Trump associates and the Russians, but the report fails to reveal evidence of the Trump campaign team’s complicity with Russia. So Trump announced a complete acquittal after the Mueller report was published.