The multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed Friday by the Democratic National Committee against Russia, the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and WikiLeaks may be an attempt to distract the public as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe winds down, according to Judge Andrew Napolitano.
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The DNC “may very well want to divert attention from a special counsel criminal investigation, which they perceive as having dragged out so long that the public has lost interest in it, which doesn’t appear to have too much meat on the bones,” Napolitano, senior judicial analyst for FOX News, told Neil Cavuto.
The complaint, filed in Manhattan federal court, accuses top Trump campaign officials of engaging with the Russia government in a plot to hack into Democratic servers and damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The DNC alleges that the Trump campaign had “repeated secretive communications” with Russian agents and the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
The case allows the plaintiffs to force President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign aides to answer questions under oath, according to Napolitano.
“I know that Donald Trump is probably going to say, ‘You know this is just sour grapes, they lost the election, they are trying to blame it on the Russians, good luck,’ but they can force him to answer question under oath in this context,” Napolitano said.