On Thursday, Former President Donald Trump filed a civil lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and others, alleging a conspiracy against him in 2016. The lawsuit names 28 individuals and organizations as defendants, alleging they worked together in a large interlocking conspiracy to cripple his presidential campaign by alleging collusion with Russia. The suit alleges “the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.”
The federal civil suit filed in Florida claims damages in excess of $24 million, accusing the defendants of “a malicious conspiracy to disseminate patently false and injurious information about Donald J. Trump and his campaign, all in the hopes of destroying his life, his political career and rigging the 2016 Presidential Election in favor of Hillary Clinton.” The suit added that named defendants “have consistently and regularly committed acts of racketeering activity spanning from at least April 2015. The RICO Defendants, through and using the Enterprise, engaged in, and continues to engage in, a coordinated effort to destroy the Plaintiff’s political career and impede his ability to effectively govern as President of the United States.”
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded after a two-year investigation that Russia did interfere in the 2016 election, but said he was unable to conclude whether Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian government or whether Trump obstructed the investigation.
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