President Trump celebrated after winning a big court victory recently. A Clinton appointed federal court judge dismissed a lawsuit against him and his 2016 election campaign brought by a group of far-left Democratic activists.
Trump tweeted, “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!”
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
The complaint was brought by two Democratic National Committee donors and a former staffer who said the campaign conspired with Russia to win the election. A group called Protect Democracy filed the suit. But it was a Clinton appointed judge that declared the lawsuit nonsense. The Washinton Times reports:
“A Clinton-appointee, Judge Huvelle explicitly stated that she hadn’t considered the case for collusion when she dismissed the invasion of privacy lawsuit over lack of jurisdiction.
“’It bears emphasizing that this Court’s ruling is not based on a finding that there was no collusion between defendants and Russia during the 2016 presidential election,’ she wrote in a 45-page opinion Tuesday. ‘This is the wrong forum for plaintiffs’ lawsuit. The Court takes no position on the merits of plaintiffs’ claims.’
“Protect Democracy claimed that the Trump campaign and Mr. Stone had colluded with Russia and WikiLeaks as ‘part of a deliberate campaign to interfere in the U.S. election and tilt its outcome in favor of Donald Trump,’ and the group sued last summer on behalf of individuals whose data was dumped in the leak.
“Even though the case was not decided on this basis, plaintiffs provided no evidence or proof whatsoever of their central left-wing conspiracy theory: that I somehow worked with the Russian state to hack the DNC email servers and shared the fruits of this alleged hacking with Wikileaks or the Trump campaign. This is false and can therefore never be proven in any jurisdiction,” Mr. Stone said Thursday.
So, there you go.