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Friday, April 20, 2018

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Rachel Maddow discusses the news that the Democratic party has filed a civil lawsuit against the Trump campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks for conspiring to steal the 2016 election ...

This may seem wacky and certainly that is what the Republicans are saying it is, but it's actually a brilliant and time-tested idea - this is exactly what the DNC did after the Watergate break-in in 1972 ...

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging 2016 campaign conspiracy

[...] The lawsuit echoes a similar legal tactic that the Democratic Party used during the Watergate scandal. In 1972, the DNC sued President Richard Nixon’s reelection committee seeking $1 million in damages for the break-in at Democratic headquarters in the Watergate building.

The suit was denounced at the time by Nixon’s attorney general, John Mitchell, who called it a case of “sheer demagoguery” by the DNC. But the civil action brought by the DNC’s chairman, Lawrence F. O’Brien, was successful, yielding a $750,000 settlement from the Nixon campaign that was reached on the day in 1974 that he left office ...

What this can do is not only keep the issue alive, but it will give the DNC the chance to unearth more evidence of wrong-doing through discovery. And, come on - we know they did it. It's time to just go there, lay it out, and make them pay.


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