The complaint, filed today, alleges a broad conspiracy to benefit Donald Trump’s candidacy:
Russian agents made clear that their government supported Trump and was prepared to use stolen emails and other information to damages his opponent and the Democratic party.
Rather than report these repeated messages that Russia intended to interfere with U.S. elections, the Trump Campaign and its agents gleefully welcomed Russia’s help. Indeed, the Trump Campaign solicited Russia’s illegal assistance, and maintained secret communications with individual tied to the Russian government, including one of the intelligence agencies responsible for attacking the DNC.
Through these communications, the Trump campaign, Trump’s closes advisers and Russian agents formed an agreement to promote Donald Trump’s candidacy through illegal means. Russian agents trespassed onto the DNC’s computer networks in the United States, as well as other email accounts, collected trade secrets and other private data, and then transmitted the data to Defendant WikiLeaks, whose founder, Julian Assange, shared the defendants’ common goal of damaging the Democratic party in advance of the election.
A judge has not yet been assigned.