President Trump on Saturday slammed the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for its lawsuit accusing his campaign of conspiring with Russia, tweeting that Democrats are only suing because they lost.
“So funny, the Democrats have sued the Republicans for Winning. Now he R’s counter and force them to turn over a treasure trove of material, including Servers and Emails!” Trump wrote Saturday afternoon.
So funny, the Democrats have sued the Republicans for Winning. Now he R’s counter and force them to turn over a treasure trove of material, including Servers and Emails!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
The DNC on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Russian government, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging that they conspired to win the 2016 presidential election and requesting millions in damages.
On Friday, Trump tweeted a similar message, expressing hope that Republican lawyers can use the suit to force the DNC to turn over computer servers hacked by Russian intelligence agents during the election.
“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, the Debbie Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails,” he wrote shortly after the lawsuit was filed.
Despite support for the lawsuit from DNC Chairman Tom Perez, it’s already coming under fire from some Democratic lawmakers.
California Rep. Jackie Speier said Friday that she couldn’t support the lawsuit based on the current public evidence from the various Russia probes.
“I think we have a very serious criminal activity underway in this country by the Russians and possibly by those within the Trump campaign, and to make this political is actually the wrong thing to be doing,” she explained on CNN.
“I’m not interested in a political tit-for-tat. I’m interested in getting to the truth, and if there is criminal conduct that has been engaged in, holding people accountable.”