Wikileaks seeking seeking donations to counter-sue.
Wikileaks and founder Julian Assange have hit back at the recent multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by announcing that they are “seeking donations” to counter-sue.
“We’ve never lost a publishing case and discovery is going to be amazing fun.”
The complaint against Wikileaks, which was filed in the federal district court in Manhattan, accuses Trump officials of actively consorting with the Russian government and its military spies in order to destabilize Hillary Clinton.
President Donald Trump responded to The Democratic National Committee’s a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against him, WikiLeaks and Russia with plans to countersue the DNC for the server they refused to give the FBI and Seth rich.“
Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats,” Trump Tweeted. “This can be good news in that we will now counter[sue] for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI.”
Infowars reports: Discovery is a pre-trial process by which one party can obtain evidence from the opposing party relevant to the case.
The Trump campaign, which is also named in the DNC filing, says the lawsuit will provide an opportunity to “explore the DNC’s now-secret records.”
While this lawsuit is frivolous and will be dismissed, if the case goes forward, the DNC has created an opportunity for us to take aggressive discovery into their claims of ‘damages’ and uncover their acts of corruption for the American people,”
If this lawsuit proceeds, the Trump Campaign will be prepared to leverage the discovery process and explore the DNC’s now-secret records about the actual corruption they perpetrated to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Everything will be on the table, including:
• How the DNC contributed to the fake dossier, using Fusion GPS along with the Clinton Campaign as the basis for the launch of a phony investigation.
• Why the FBI was never allowed access to the DNC servers in the course of their investigation into the Clinton e-mail scandal.
• How the DNC conspired to hand Hillary Clinton the nomination over Bernie Sanders.
• How officials at the highest levels of the DNC colluded with the news media to influence the outcome of the DNC nomination.
• Management decisions by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Donna Brazile, Tom Perez, and John Podesta; their e-mails, personnel decisions, budgets, opposition research, and more.
The Democrats are suing @WikiLeaks and @JulianAssange for revealing how the DNC rigged the Democratic primaries. Help us counter-sue. We’ve never lost a publishing case and discovery is going to be amazing fun:https://t.co/E1QbYJL4bB
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— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 20, 2018
DNC head Tom Perez refuses to say whether lawsuit against @WikiLeaks was really Hillary Clinton’s idea and how much it is going to cost Democrats https://t.co/whrfnl9Ned
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 22, 2018
Julian Assange has now been without visitors, phone or internet for nearly a month. Don’t let this become normalized https://t.co/hZuZOaam5F
— Cassandra NoWar Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) April 22, 2018
What’s interesting is that of all the sources the DNC cites in their massive lawsuit – the Steele dossier they paid for isn’t one of them.
The DNC suit has drawn criticism from prominent Democrats who would like to restore dignity to the party – such as Claire McCaskill (MO), Jackie Speier (CA) and former Obama White House adviser and CNN commentator David Axelrod – who suggested in a Friday tweet that the “ill-timed” combination of “Comey’s flamboyant roll out” and the DNC lawsuit are playing into President Trump’s strategy of portraying the investigation against him as a “partisan vendetta.”
The Democratic National Committee seeks millions of dollars in monetary damages and acknowledgment of wrongdoing from Trump aides, WikiLeaks and others.
DNC Chair Tom Perez defended the lawsuit on Sunday, which alleges a wide-reaching conspiracy between the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Russia and others to interfere with the 2016 election. Perez said that the DNC filed the suit “in a timely manner under the statue of limitations.”
“I don’t know when Director Mueller’s investigation is going to end, nor would I ever ask him because I want him to do a good, thorough job,” Perez continued, adding that he’s confident the lawsuit will get a jury trial.
Perez told ABC News’s This Week on Sunday that if the defendants think they can “relitigate all their wild theories” – likely in reference to the litany of bombshell revelations contained within the emails published by WikiLeaks, they will be sadly disappointed.
“(T)here’s this thing called Rule 11, where you get sanctioned for trying to do things like that,” he said. “That’s why we have a civil justice system. You can’t fire this judge who will preside over the case. You can’t pardon defendants in a civil case. I think it’s so important for the American people to see the truth here.”
When asked on Meet the Press Sunday whether Hillary Clinton was Hillary Clinton’s idea, he responded “You’ll have to ask Secretary Clinton.”
Despite the fact that the DNC’s bank account is running on empty, Perez says that the party “can’t afford not to” pursue the lawsuit.
“It’s hard to put a price tag on preserving democracy,” he continued, also acknowledging that he doesn’t know how much money the lawsuit will cost the organization.
As a related aside, Julian Assange has been blocked by Ecuadorian authorities from using the internet for nearly a month due to his comments on the Catalonia separatist movement – depriving him of his ability to opine on topics or defend himself. The hashtag #ReconnectJulian has appeared in response, while supporters conducted a 10 hour online vigil in response.