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Judge slaps down DNC lawsuit alleging Russian collusion, and President Trump responds

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"The Witch Hunt Ends!"

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President Donald Trump mocked the Democratic National Convention after a judge dismissed their lawsuit against him and others over the email leaks in the 2016 election.

"Wow! A federal Judge in the Southern District of N.Y. completely dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Democratic National Committee against our historic 2016 campaign for President," the president tweeted.

"The Judge said the DNC case was 'entirely divorced' from the facts, yet another total & complete vindication & exoneration from the Russian, WikiLeaks and every other form of HOAX perpetrated by the DNC, Radical Democrats and others," he added in a second tweet.

"This is really big 'stuff' especially coming from a highly respected judge who was appointed by President Clinton," he concluded. "The Witch Hunt Ends!"

The DNC lawsuit was filed against other defendants, including WikiLeaks, the Trump campaign, and the Russian government.

"The Court has considered all of the arguments raised by the parties. To the extent not specifically addressed, the arguments are either moot or without merit," wrote U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl.

The DNC had argued that the Trump campaign had colluded with the Russian government to hack their servers and influence the 2016 election, but Koeltl, a Clinton appointee, disagreed.

"Those communications and that meeting took place after the Russian Federation had already hacked the DNC's computer systems and, in any event, there is no allegation that the parties to those discussions talked about stealing the DNC's information, or indeed about information that had been obtained from hacking the DNC's computers or any information to be obtained from future hacking," he said in the ruling.

Here's more about the DNC lawsuit against Trump:

DNC files lawsuit against Russian government, WikiLeaks, Trump campaign www.youtube.com

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