Donald Trump filed a complaint on Thursday March 24 against Hillary Clinton and leaders of the Democratic Party, claiming that they wrongly accused him of collusion with Russia before the 2016 election.
“In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton and her aides orchestrated an unthinkable plan, a shocking plan that is an affront to this nation’s democracy,” the lawsuit filed in Florida alleges.
“Acting in concert, the defendants maliciously conspired to build a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald Trump, was in collusion with a hostile foreign country.”
“The actions taken under their plan, to tamper with evidence, deceive law enforcement, and use access to highly sensitive data sources, are so outrageous, subversive and inflammatory that even the events of the Watergate pales in comparison,” the complaint continues, referring to the scandal that led to the resignation of US President Richard Nixon in 1974.
Apart from Hillary Clinton, the defendants include John Podesta, her former campaign manager, and James Comey, former FBI director. The list also includes ex-British spy Christopher Steele, who had, before the election, written a dossier supposed to contain compromising information for Donald Trump.
The Republican billionaire had repeatedly argued that the Steele dossier was “false”, and the New York Times had established that there was no evidence to back up many of his claims.
A Russian analyst, who was one of Christopher Steele’s sources, has since been charged with perjury in the United States. He is accused of lying to federal investigators working on the case. Donald Trump is seeking at least $72 million in damages.
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