Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and others for purportedly conspiring to overthrow his presidency and cripple his presidential campaign.
What are the details?
The massive 108-page complaint accuses the former secretary of state and Democratic allies — including Clinton campaign aides, former FBI Director James Comey, the Democratic National Convention, and others — of engaging in an “unthinkable plot” to falsely accuse him of colluding with Russia during the 2016 presidential cycle and subsequent election.
A portion of the petition states, “In the run-up to the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts orchestrated an unthinkable plot – one that shocks the conscience and is an affront to this nation’s democracy. 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.”
Others named in the suit include former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, former Clinton campaign head John Podesta, and former FBI officials Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page.
The Trump suit alleges that Clinton and her Democratic cohorts crafted a falsified link between former president’s campaign and Russia, which ultimately triggered an “unfounded federal investigation” as well as a “media frenzy.”
“Under the guise of ‘opposition research,’ ‘data analytics,’ and other political stratagems, the Defendants nefariously sought to sway the public’s trust,” another portion of the lawsuit says. “They worked together with a single, self-serving purpose: to vilify Donald J. Trump.”
The suit adds that Clinton and others are guilty of obstructing justice and more, including hacking into the former president’s private communications.
By SARAH TAYLOR