The Democratic National Committee has launched a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the Trump campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks, apparently convinced that the three entities colluded to win the 2016 presidential election.
“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,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement.
Of course, months and several investigations later, and we still have no evidence that any such collusion existed. As we've suggested time and again, perhaps a more likely reason for why Hillary Clinton lost was because she was not a good candidate.
Still, the DNC is moving ahead with its ridiculous lawsuit. Their counterparts at the RNC has a guess as to why - and it kind of makes sense.
The lawsuit, the RNC surmises, is "a stunt to raise money." The DNC's latest FEC report shows they only raised $7 million in March to the RNC's almost $14 million. It was another poor showing for the committee, who for the past year has had to hide their lackluster fundraising numbers. No wonder they’re so "desperate," according to the RNC.
Even CNN’s chief political analyst Gloria Borger made the connection. The DNC’s lawsuit is “100 percent” a stunt to raise money.
"Obviously they want to keep the story moving," Borger said. "This is nothing new...It's just a way to raise money."
Some Democratic lawmakers, donors, and strategists came to the same conclusion.
In text-messages today, two major democratic donors expressed frustration with this decision as well... https://t.co/oRAgz5Evy0— Yashar Ali ?? (@yashar) April 20, 2018
All of these sideshows—Comey’s flamboyant roll out; this @DNC lawsuit—seem spectacularly ill-timed and abet @POTUS strategy of portraying a sober and essential probe as a partisan vendetta.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 20, 2018
Everyone should chill out and let Mueller do his job.https://t.co/e1edkIcrmr