Russian Federation: DNC case would violate international law

November 9, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The Russian ambassador to the United States has told a New York court it would violate international law for a judge to entertain legal claims against the Russian Federation by the Democratic National Committee.

The ambassador’s letter, dated Thursday, was entered into the case file Friday in Manhattan federal court.

The DNC in April sued Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and others, saying they conspired to cheat Democrats in the 2016 election.

The Democrats claimed that Trump and his associates, including a son and son-in-law, collaborated with Russia to undermine Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The president has said repeatedly there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov cited the “jurisdictional immunities of the Russian Federation arising from the principle of the sovereign equality of states.”

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