Judge tosses DNC hacking lawsuit against Trump team

Claims are “entirely divorced from the facts”

Judge John Koeltl, a Bill Clinton appointee sitting in the Southern District of New York, wrote in his 81-page opinion Tuesday that the DNC’s charge of illegal hacking with regard to the 2016 presidential campaign was “entirely divorced” from the facts.

The ruling came as Democrats have increasingly attempted to tie the Trump team to illegal activity in Russia — despite former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings that the campaign, in fact, refused multiple offers by Russians to involve them in hacking and disinformation efforts.

The Democratic National Committee initially filed its suit in April 2018.

“In short, the DNC raises a number of connections and communications between the defendants and with people loosely connected to the Russian Federation, but at no point does the DNC allege any facts to show that any of the defendants other than the Russian Federation, participated in the theft of the DNC’s information,” Judge Koeltl said.

“Nor does the DNC allege that the defendants ever agreed to help the Russian Federation steal the DNC’s documents,” he added.

Judge Koeltl denied the Trump team’s motion for sanctions but dismissed the suit with prejudice, meaning it had a substantive legal defect and could not be refiled.

This was the President’s exuberant reaction:

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8 Responses to Judge tosses DNC hacking lawsuit against Trump team

  1. Maggie says:

    BRAVO!! Truth has a voice. An unlikely one, but the facts couldn’t be denied. When the judge declared, the claims are “entirely divorced from the facts,” it was the long awaited exoneration the president and those of us who strongly support him, deserved.

  2. Hometown Guy says:

    Russia, Russia. Russia. That’s been all we’ve heard from the left for years. The fact that the president denied any such involvement meant nothing. Even Robert Mueller’s testimony (incoherent as it was) came to the same conclusion. There was no Russian collusion by Pres. Trump or any of his aides. Thank you for your ethical decision, Judge Koeltl.

  3. State Committeeman says:

    The fact that federal judge John Koeltl, is a Clinton appointee shows me that on the basis of facts presented he had no alternative but to do the right thing in exposing this Democrat talking point matter as false. Judge Koeltl has effectively taken the wind out of the radical leftist’s sails. As a committed Trump supporter, I’m very grateful.

    • Tucson GOP says:

      Bill and Hillary Clinton must be enraged! I sincerely hope so. They will consider the truth a betrayal.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    On the heels of that, please note that Dem Gov Gavin in CA has signed a bill into law requiring that President Trump submit his tax returns to CA in order to have his name on the CA ballot for 2020.
    It’s all orchestrated. NY will throw something on the fire, next.

    Gov Gav is a relative of Nancy D’Alessandro Pelosi. Nancy’s father And brother were both mayors of the City of Baltimore. (Daddy was a US Congressman, too). Gov Gav is also considered to be an “adopted” son of the Getty family.
    How about auditing the tax records of these fraudsters?

    When President Trump speaks, he uses the opportunity to send messages to different groups of people.
    For example, when he says “witch hunt”, he is directing it to HRC and her minions. You’ll find out. Worse than you can imagine.
    Only about 20% of the info will ever be released. The good people of the world would not be able to handle more, it’s that perverse.

    (Ret.) Admiral Mike Rogers HERO
    Lt. General Mike Flynn HERO
    Congressman Devin Nunes HERO

    FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT like you’re the third monkey on the ramp to Noah’s Ark. (and rain IS in the forecast)

    Boy Scout motto time.

    They are backed into a corner, like the cat-sized rats in Baltimore City.
    And they Hate (us) US with every fiber of their being.

    • Anthem Al says:

      This legislation was aimed directly at President Trump and shows the lengths the lefties in California will go to try to defeat him, in this case actually keeping him off the ballot. Even Gov. “Moonbeam” Jerry Brown refused to go that far.

  5. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Pres. Trump has been sounding the alarm about fake news since the 2016 campaign. Anyone paying attention has known he’s been right. This Democrat federal judge’s decision and the pointed words he used in rendering it, proves the president has been on target all along.

    After watching the torturous Dem debate last night, I can’t imagine any one of those lightweight contenders giving the president anything to worry about.