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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Federal judge clears Trump of one Russian fairy tale

Judge Ellen Huvelle threw out a lawsuit by Democrats, who charged that the Trump campaign and Roger Stone colluded with Russians to leak DNCemails to Wikileaks.

"The Trump Campaign’s efforts to elect President Trump in D.C. are not suit-related contacts for those efforts did not involve acts taken in furtherance of the conspiracies to disseminate emails that harmed plaintiffs. Campaign meetings, canvassing voters, and other regular business activities of a political campaign do not constitute activities related to the conspiracies alleged in the complaint," she wrote.

Bill Clinton appointed her in 1999 as a federal judge. In 1990, President Bysh appointed her as a District of Columbia judge.

However, even though she said there was no conspiracy, she said that doesn't mean there was no collusion.

It was a judicial CYA moment.

"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. This is the wrong forum for plaintiffs’ lawsuit. The Court takes no position on the merits of plaintiffs’ claims," she wrote.

Clear as mud.

Protect Democracy filed the lawsuit. Spokesman Ian Bassin told Politico: "While we are disappointed in and respectfully disagree with today’s decision from the district court to dismiss this case on the grounds that it does not belong in Washington, D.C., this case is far from over.

"It is clear that the the Court recognizes that there is sufficient evidence to suggest a conspiracy between the Trump Campaign and the Kremlin, but believes this case belongs in a different court. What today’s decision indicates is that the merits of this case will proceed somewhere."

Yes, the case belongs in another court. I suggest a tennis court.

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9 comments:

  1. “Yes, the case belongs in another court. I suggest a tennis court.”

    Squash court, more like. Then those clowns can bounce off the walls to their hearts’ content.

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  2. It's like these reports coming from the Feds where all that's read by the media is the Executive Summary (because a lot of Executives can't wade through the whole thing) and the guy writing it knows that, so he hedges his language.

    Her Majesty, doubtless, would like one day to replace the Short Shortstop, so she doesn't want to step on anybody's toes.

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  3. It is just amazing that this crap just keeps on going. The Energizer Bunny has nothing on Russian conspiracies and collusion.

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  4. Chance missed to establish lack/proof of hack.
    Seth Rich could have been vindicated - no creativity on Republican/Trump part of this equation.

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  5. The Russians giving conniption to Mueller are fantastic.

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  6. And in this corner... The Awan Whitewash!

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  7. Oh, yeah... I remember this. The Dems threatened to sue, Trump said, "Discovery," and they scattered like roaches. But the paperwork had already been filed, so...

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  8. "It is clear that the the Court recognizes that there is sufficient evidence to suggest a conspiracy..."

    And yet the opinion issued by the judge said the court takes no position on the merits of the plaintiffs' claims. What the court said is plain enough. The court did NOT say there was evidence to suggest a conspiracy. The statement the plaintiffs released is an outright lie.

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  9. I can’t work out whether the judge is relying on non-identification with specifics or identification with non-specifics.

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