McCaskill: DNC Lawsuit Against Trump Campaign Is ‘Silly Distraction’

Sen. Claire McCaskill

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Sen. Claire McCaskill's (D., Mo.) office responded on Friday to the Democratic National Committee lawsuit against the Trump campaign, calling it a "silly distraction."

Early Friday, the DNC filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit alleging the Trump campaign, the Russian government, and Wikileaks conspired to elect Donald Trump president.

"During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump's campaign," DNC chair Tom Perez said in a statement.

"This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery: the campaign of a nominee for president of the United States in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency," he continued.

A McCaskill spokesperson told St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Chuck Raasch that the Missouri senator considers the lawsuit a distraction.

McCaskill is up for reelection this November in a state Trump won by 19 points over Hillary Clinton in 2016. The senator faces a fierce challenge from presumptive Republican candidate Josh Hawley, the current Missouri Attorney General.

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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