(Washington Examiner) A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit alleging the Trump campaign and longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone conspired with Russia and WikiLeaks to publish hacked Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 election.
U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle made it clear in her ruling Tuesday, however, that she was not ruling against the merits of the case, but rather the location of its filing.
“Washington D.C. is not the proper venue for plaintiffs’ suit,” Huvelle wrote. “It bears emphasizing that this Court’s ruling is not based on a finding that there was no collusion between defendants and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.”
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Two DNC donors, Roy Cockrum and Eric Schoenberg, and a former DNC staffer, Scott Comer, filed the suit last year, after the WikiLeaks organization published emails stolen from the DNC and Clinton campaign during the election.