Federal Judge Tosses Lawsuit That Accused Trump Campaign of Conspiring with Russia and WikiLeaks to Hack and Release DNC Emails
Henry Hudson, a federal judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, tossed out a lawsuit Friday from three individuals who sued the Trump 2016 campaign for conspiring with Russia and WikiLeaks to hack and release DNC emails.
Two of the plaintiffs, Roy Cockrum and Eric Schoenberg were DNC donors and the third plaintiff, Scott Cramer, was a DNC staffer who all blamed the Trump camp for their personal information being released in the disseminated emails.
Judge Henry Hudson, a George W. Bush appointee, said that even if their claims were true, they failed to state claim upon which relief could be granted, Law and Crime reported.
Via Law and Crime:
The plaintiffs argued five causes of action. The first was based on an alleged violation of federal law–specifically 42 U.S.C. § 1985(3)–and state violations.
The judge said that the federal claim failed because Section 1985(3) is meant to be remedial for the violation of a substantive constitutional right, and doesn’t provide any rights itself. Judge Hudson also said Cockrum failed to specify any underlying right. The court said the complaint alleged a sort of First Amendment violation, but failed because there was no government actor involved.
The first three state claims were for unlawful public disclosure of private facts, one for each of the plaintiffs. After a lengthy discussion over where this disclosure legally should be deemed to have taken place, Judge Hudson said that this could not be determined based on the information in the complaint. As a result, the judge decided to apply the law of Virginia, where the lawsuit was filed. This was unfortunate for the plaintiffs, because Virginia does not recognize the kind of right to privacy that they claim.
“Because no such cause of action exists in Virginia, the Court will dismiss Plaintiffs’ claims for public disclosure of private facts without prejudice,” the judge wrote.
It has been nearly three years since the DNC accused the Trump campaign of conspiring with Russia to hack the DNC servers and give WikiLeaks the DNC emails, yet the FBI still has never done a forensic inspection of the servers.
We have no proof the DNC servers were even hacked in 2016 — and if they were hacked, by whom?
Former FBI Director James Comey admitted during a January 2017 testimony that the FBI requested the DNC servers on “multiple” occasions, yet the DNC refused to hand over their servers — there was no pre-dawn door buster raid to seize the servers, because Democrat privilege.
The DNC conveniently hired Crowdstrike as part of their deal with the FBI to investigate the servers and they concluded the DNC servers were hacked by Russian groups dubbed ‘Fancy Bear’ and ‘Cozy Bear’ yet they offered zero concrete proof.
And we’re supposed to just believe notorious liar Crooked Hillary Clinton that her campaign emails were hacked by Russia on Trump’s orders.