Dem Congresswoman Rips 'Ill-Conceived' DNC Lawsuit Against Trump Campaign: 'I'm Not Very Supportive Of It'

April 20, 2018

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier (Calif.) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday the Democratic National Committee's new lawsuit against the Donald Trump campaign, the Russian government, and WikiLeaks is "ill-conceived."

Blitzer started his interview by asking whether the lawsuit lends credence to the idea that the Russia investigation is sour grapes from the Democratic Party.

"I think this lawsuit is ill-conceived," Speier said. "And I'm not very supportive of it."

"I'm not interested in a political tit for tat, I'm interested in getting to the truth and if there's criminal conduct that's been engaged in, holding people accountable," she continued.

When Blitzer asked if she thought it was a "big mistake" that DNC chair Tom Perez was filing this lawsuit, Speier said, "I'm not supportive of it, whether it is a mistake or not, we'll soon find out."

Speier went on to say that information currently in the public domain, which is what the lawsuit is based on, is not enough to conclude any kind of conspiracy.

"Do you think this lawsuit runs the risk of stepping on Robert Mueller's investigation?" Blitzer asked.

Speier doubted that possibility and said, "I don't think that the DNC has been able to do anything more than speculate based on the statements and their complaint."