At this point, it is fair to ask the question, did the 2016 Presidential campaign really end on November 6? It’s hard to tell with all the rhetoric since then. Some of it has been shocking, some interesting, and yet others amusing. However, this latest shot from the blue side appears to take the bar even lower.
In what David Axelrod, a former adviser to ex-President Barack Obama, called a “sideshow” and “spectacularly ill-timed,” the DNC sued WikiLeaks, but didn’t fail to rope in their favorite punching bags—the Trump Campaign and Russia in the proceedings. Their grouse? An alleged broad illegal conspiracy by the defense to break U.S. laws and help swing the elections unfairly.
It is only the recent action that follows the post-Trump victory liberal “Blame Anyone But Us” rulebook. In effect, the Dems are suing WikiLeaks for revealing the truth, which by the way had spurred Sanders supporters to file a lawsuit against the DNC.
It is an elaborate attempt at scapegoating and mudslinging; while ignoring the overly obvious fact that Hillary was a famed political crook who had so much dirt on her that some inevitably floated to the top. And if snippets from her recent book are anything to go by, she isn’t ready to smell the coffee just yet.
When she would is anyone’s guess. But the Trump team is having none of it. Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, unsurprisingly called the suit “frivolous.” “This is a sham lawsuit about a bogus Russian collusion claim filed by a desperate, dysfunctional and nearly insolvent Democratic Party,” he continued.
And while the Trump campaign is confident the civil lawsuit will be dismissed, Brad opines that they recognize the unique opportunity it presents to “take aggressive discovery into [the DNC’s] claims of ‘damages’ and uncover their acts of corruption for the American people.”