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Donald Trump Sues Hillary Clinton and Others

Former President Donald Trump has sued Hillary Clinton and other Democrats over the 2016 election.

Despite overcoming Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, Trump is alleging Hillary Clinton and multiple other Democrats, including the Democratic National Committee, attempted to rig the election by tying Trump, his campaign and other figures from his campaign to Russia.

Former President Trump is seeking damages that are both punitive and compensatory. In the lawsuit, Trump claims he was “forced to incure expenses in an amount to be determined at trial, but known to be in excess of twenty-four million dollars ($24,000,000) and continuing to accrue, in the form of defense costs, legal fees, and related expenses.

The lawsuit alleges “racketeering” and a “conspiracy to commit injurious falsehood”.

Trump is seeking $72 million in total damages.

According to CNBC:

“Trump’s suit says that while the scheme was designed to “rig” the 2016 election, ‘When their gambit failed, and Donald J. Trump was elected, the Defendants’ efforts continued unabated, merely shifting their focus to undermining his presidential administration.'”

“The suit alleges violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, conspiracy, injurious falsehood, malicious prosecution, computer fraud and abuse, theft of trade secrets, and other claims.”

“In addition to Clinton and the DNC, the defendants include former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, the law firm Perkins Coie, the research firm Fusion GPS, former FBI officials Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and Christopher Steele, the ex-British intelligence agent who authored the notorious “Trump-Russia dossier” opposition research report before the election.”