DNC files broad lawsuit over Russian meddling in 2016 election

They even threw in Julian Assange for good measure:

The Democratic National Committee has sued Russia, President Donald Trump’s campaign, WikiLeaks and others on Friday, alleging a broad conspiracy to influence the 2016 presidential election. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Manhattan, said “the Trump campaign and its agents gleefully welcomed Russia’s help,” which involved releasing hacked emails and spreading misinformation on social media.

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign,” Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement. “This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery.” Trump is not one of the people being sued by the Democrats, but the lawsuit does name Donald J. Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and Roger Stone, among others.

Before we start "feeling the Bern" over this lawsuit (I.E. whatever the DNC does is wrong and somehow connected to corporate oligarchs), this is "exactly" what needs to be done. Why? Because civil actions generate literally hours of depositions, questions asked and answered, and even one tiny tid-bit of (currently missing) information may be what brings down this house of marked cards. So please, if you see somebody ranting and/or raving about the DNC wasting time or resources pursuing this, try not to spread the disease.

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BTW, I voted for Bernie

So that means you can't attack me for being critical of Bernie supporters. Just kidding, you can attack me for that. But seriously, this anti-establishment phenomena seems to resurface every three months or so, leading me to believe it is somehow connected to the change of seasons. Or maybe when seasons don't change like they're supposed to? It's chillier outside right now than it should be, is what I'm saying. Not much of a theory, but it's a complex problem that has so far eluded a scientific explanation.

One big outcome of this lawsuit ....

... could be information revealed that would open up state-level GOP officials and politicians to lawsuits or legal actions over the 2016 election cycle or even earlier.

Can you say "Cambridge Analytica" and "NC GOP"?

I wouldn't be surprised is some current and former state officials and their lackeys are deciding which documents to shred and emails to delete already.