On Friday, the DNC announced plans to sue for many millions of dollars based on the fake dossier and unfounded accusation that the Russians hacked the DNC computers. One of the groups they plan to sue is Wikileaks. Now, Wikileaks is asking for donations to fight this frivolous law suit. If it ever gets that far. Both the president and Wikileaks are actually excited by the possibility since they would have wide latitude in requesting documents and emails in the process known as discovery. In fact, this is what leads me to believe that the announcement was an advertising ploy rather than a serious suit they will actually pursue.
The DNC has long maintained that the FBI never asked to examine their server in order to determine who breached it. The FBI maintains that they did ask to see the server but the DNC refused. In discovery this would be resolved. In asking for donations, Wikileaks makes mention of the fact that discovery would be a load of fun, since they could request much information the DNC would likely not want to share with the voters.
There is additional danger for the DNC should they decide to go forward with the lawsuit. Both Julian Assange and Kim Dotcom have insisted that Russians did not provide them with the DNC emails. Dotcom claims that he has documented proof that it was Seth Rich who stole and sold the emails. Rich is dead but his brother was allegedly involved and could be called as a witness. Should that happen, the Mueller witch hunt could be closed down.
“DNC already has a moribund publicity lawsuit which the press has became bored of–hence the need to refile it as a ‘new’ suit before mid-terms. As an accurate publisher of newsworthy information WikiLeaks is constitutionally protected from such suits,” the official WikiLeaks account tweeted.
In a second tweet, they added that the “DNC is suing WikiLeaks for spectacularly revealing that the DNC rigged its primaries on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The DNC was so corrupt that five of its officers, including its president, were forced to resign.”
WikiLeaks also posted the full text of the lawsuit and linked to a Gateway Pundit article in which we covered a previous filing by Trump’s campaign lawyers in which they explained that WikiLeaks publications are protected under the First Amendment — even if they came from Russia. WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has long maintained that they did not.
The Democrats are suing @WikiLeaks and @JulianAssange for revealing how the DNC rigged the Democratic primaries. Help us counter-sue. We’ve never lost a publishing case and discovery is going to be amazing fun:https://t.co/E1QbYJL4bB
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 20, 2018
What do you think? Is this a serious lawsuit or just a desperate attempt to attract attention?