When the Democratic National Committee (The DNC) announced that it was suing the Trump campaign, along with Wikileaks, for allegedly conspiring to interfere with its primary elections, I didn’t pay it much mind. This story is not necessarily one I take time to notice on iState.TV. You might see a link to a story from another outlet include in wirewatch.news’ daily newstickers. but that would be about the extent of it.
However, when Wikileaks decided to join in the fray and countersue the DNC, well, suddenly I became interested in this process. I didn’t (and still don’t) believe this lawsuit would go anywhere, but now that Wikileaks has decided to countersue, as they themselves point out when they said that a countersuit would be fun because of the opportunity for discovery, well, this lawsuit just might go some places after all, even if those places are not at all where the DNC Chair Tom Perez and the alleged “mastermind” behind this ill-thought-out scheme, Hillary Clinton, thought they would go.
Yes, the Trump campaign is countersuing as well, but somehow I sense that the lawyers for Wikileaks are going to know much better than the lawyers for the Trump campaign just where to dig and just what might be exposed through that digging
The fact that a political party is suing a political campaign is not so noteworthy to me given the theme of this site, to feature news and information that might be of interest to individuals who favor tilting the balance of power towards individuals and free associations.
But the fact that a political party is attempting to silence an independent investigative press outlet like Wikileaks, that is worth noting.
The fact that this independent investigate press outlet is not backing down, that it is ACTUALLY countersuing AND (in my opinion) about to hand a political party its lunch (so to speak), a political party directed de facto by the authoritarian Hillary Clinton, well, yes, that’s worth noting, even right here on iState.
|WikiLeaks To Countersue Democrats; “Discovery Is Going To Be Amazing Fun”|
WikiLeaks has hit back against a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), announcing over Twitter that they are seeking donations for a counter-suit, noting “We’ve never lost a publishing case and discovery is going to be amazing fun,” along with a link which people can use to donate to the organization.
Discovery is a pre-trial process by which one party can obtain evidence from the opposing party relevant to the case. The Trump campaign, which is also named in the DNC filing, says the lawsuit will provide an opportunity to “explore the DNC’s now-secret records.”
Hours after the Washington Post broke the news of the lawsuit, President Trump tweeted “Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC server that they refused to give to the FBI,” referring to the DNC email breach. Trump also mentioned “the Debbie Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails.”
…..As a related aside, Julian Assange has been blocked by Ecuadorian authorities from using the internet for nearly a month due to his comments on the Catalonia separatist movement – depriving him of his ability to opine on topics or defend himself. The hashtag #ReconnectJulian has appeared in response, while supporters conducted a 10 hour online vigil in response.