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DNC files lawsuit alleging Trump campaign conspired with Russia, WikiLeaks to influence elections




President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Also pictured, from left, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Also pictured, from left, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit in the federal district court in Manhattan Friday against Russia, WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign alleging that the three entities conspired to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign.

The suit alleges that Trump campaign associates conspired with the Russian government and hacked the Democratic Party’s computer networks, circulating stolen material found there, according to the Washington Post.

The DNC is seeking millions of dollars in compensation for the alleged damage suffered from the hacks.

Guests:

Kyle Cheney, congressional reporter for Politico

Jack Lerner, law professor and director of the Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic at UC Irvine School of Law where his focus includes electronic voting and technology law