In the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, attorney Jack Burkman, announced that he has filed suit against the DNC and its 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton, on behalf of Bernie Sanders supporters and other Democrats, seeking an infamous computer server and damages in the tens of millions.
Gary Frazier, an organizer with Black Men for Bernie and DNC contributor, claims that the DNC and Clinton committed fraud, negligence, and violated their charter as a non-profit, political organization during the 2016 presidential primary.
He also accuses the DNC of being negligent with his personal and financial information and making it vulnerable to hackers.
On June 14, 2016, the DNC database was compromised by Russian government hackers, security sources told the Washington Post. A Kremlin spokesman ruled out Russian involvement but day later, solo, anonymous hacker ‘Guccifer 2.0’ took credit for hacking the DNC database, saying it was ‘very easy’ on his website.
A month later, thousands of DNC emails were released by Wikileaks, dealing a damaging blow to Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Among emails from senior DNC officials, including then-chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, were statements that revealed the DNC was actively trying to undermine Sanders’ campaign to the benefit of Clinton.
Frazier’s lawsuit alleges that the DNC was ‘anything but impartial’ and instead ‘devoted its resources to propelling Clinton’s candidacy ahead of all her rivals, even if this meant working directly against the interests of Democratic Party members including Bernie Sanders’ supporters’.
The suit was filed on Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court by GOP lobbyist and attorney Jack Burkman. He has scheduled a press conference for 11am outside of DNC headquarters.