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President Donald J. Trump has dropped a bomb on the Democrat establishment which conspired against him to prevent his election in 2016. On Thursday, he filed a massive lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, the Democrat National Committee, and others affiliated with conspiring “to weave a false narrative” that he colluded with Russia.
“Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty,” President Trump’s filing states.
The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of Florida, seeks compensatory and punitive damages surpassing $24 million for defense costs, legal fees, and related expenses.
Also named in the suit include Michael Sussman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Jake Sullivan, John Podesta, Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele, Igor Danchenko, James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Andrew McCabe, and more.
Trump alleges this group of individuals took part in “falsifying evidence, deceiving law enforcement, and exploiting access to highly-sensitive data sources.” The crimes of Watergate “pale in comparison” to what these people schemed to do to him, the 45th president added.
The move comes less than three weeks after Special Counsel John Durham’s filing vindicated President Trump’s claims that the Clinton campaign completely fabricated a story that he colluded with Russia and spied on his campaign and presidency.
Durham confirmed earlier this month that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign hired a technology firm to “infiltrate” Trump Tower and White House servers to frame Trump as if he were illegally colluding with Russian operatives.
In response to Durham’s shocking filing, Trump remarked, “This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution.”
Now, he is moving to make that prosecution happen by slapping all involved with a lawsuit to pay him tens of millions in damages.
“In short, the Defendants, blinded by political ambition, orchestrated 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 filing reads.
Because “the deception, malice, and treachery perpetrated by the Defendants has caused significant harm to the American people, and to the Plaintiff, Donald J. Trump,” the lawsuit says, “they must be held accountable for their heinous acts.”