Here’s what really happened two days ago:
A federal judge in Washington has tossed out a lawsuit claiming President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign conspired with Russian agents and WikiLeaks to publish emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee. However, Judge Ellen Huvelle wrote that her ruling was “not based on a finding that there was no collusion between defendants and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.”
Huvelle, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, said the conspiracy claims in the lawsuit centered around meetings between Trump staffers and Russian operatives in New York, making New York the proper place for the lawsuit.
The suit was filed on behalf of DNC donors Eric Schoenberg and Roy Cockrum and former DNC staffer Scott Comer. It claims the hack invaded their privacy, attempted to inflict emotional distress and violated their right to support the candidate of their choice.
Just won lawsuit filed by the DNC and a bunch of Democrat crazies trying to claim the Trump Campaign (and others), colluded with Russia. They haven’t figured out that this was an excuse for them losing the election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2018
(What he actually won was a procedural motion about jurisdiction) https://t.co/bNfB9UVQfJ
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) July 6, 2018
Intentionally inaccurate and propagandists like @JasonMillerinDC are merrily retweeting it.
1. It wasn't the lawsuit filed by the DNC.
2. The judge threw out the lawsuit for lack of standing & specifically said it was "not based on a finding that there was no collusion" https://t.co/kz5GiSrLWi
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) July 6, 2018