Recently, former President Donald J. Trump launched a massive lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and several other Democrat cronies. In the lawsuit Trump alleges that his 2016 rival attempted to fix the election by falsely tying his campaign to collusion with Russia.
Consequently, Trump’s lawsuit entails a lengthy list of varied grievances that the previous president had routinely addressed throughout his four years in the White House once he successfully beat Clinton in 2016.
Trump also continues to assert that the 2020 election had been stolen via widespread fraud, which resulted in incumbent President Joe Biden’s ascendence to the White House.
According to the 108-page lawsuit, which was filed in a federal court in Florida, Clinton and her cronies “maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.”
Per the lawsuit, the Democrats engaged in a number of unbelievable actions in an effort to sway the results of 2016, including a “conspiracy to commit injurious falsehood,” alongside racketeering and other claims.
The lawsuit is seeking punitive and compensatory damages, especially since Trump was “forced to incur expenses” as a result of the Democrats’ preposterous claims.
At this point in time, Trump’s legal team estimates the costs “to be in excess of [$24M],” and these costs are “continuing to accrue, in the form of defense costs, legal fees, and related expenses.”
Christopher Steele, a former intelligence officer with the United Kingdom, is named as one of the defendants, given that his dossier was widely circulated to media outlets and the FBI prior to the November 2016 election.
In this dossier, Steele argues that Russia apparently had unfavorable information about Trump, and that the Kremlin was supposedly working behind the scenes for Trump to score victory over Clinton in 2016.
In 2020, a 966-page report was released by a Republican-led U.S. Senate committee, which ultimately concluded that Russia utilized Paul Manafort, a GOP political operative, and the controversial WikiLeaks website in order to push Trump into winning the 2016 presidential election.
The alleged interference by Russia in the U.S. elections during 2016 catalyzed a two-year investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. While the investigation found some connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, it did not lead to any changes for Trump associates.
Mueller claimed that the Kremlin perceived “it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome,” specifically via “information stolen and released through Russian efforts.”