John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman, is among familiar defendants named in a proposed class action lawsuit filed by a Bernie Sanders campaign contributor who claims the actors were behind a “sophisticated email phishing attack” through which donation money for Senator Sanders was rerouted to bank accounts controlled by Democratic National Committee operators. In addition to Podesta, the lawsuit names Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Hillary For America, the CEO of the Podesta Group, DNC Services Corporation, Fusion GPS, ARMZ Uranium Holding Company and eight other individuals as defendants.
The complaint, which appears to be arevision of a similar suit filed back in October, comes on the heels of Donna Brazile’s claim that she had discovered proof that the DNC rigged last year’s presidential primary in Clinton’s favor. The winding lawsuit claims the defendants “concocted a false narrative that the Russian government” was behind the hacks and phishing attacks sent to the DNC, and that Fusion GPS had hired a former MI6 operative of the British government to “infiltrate the United States.”
“The defendants’ conspiracy directly impinges upon every member of the Citizen Class’ fundamental rights of free speech with their elected Representatives and the expectation of fair and free elections,” the lawsuit reads. “The entire democratic process has been subverted, essentially nullifying the Constitution and the purpose of the US House of Representatives.”