The president has just put Robert Mueller on notice of what he has likely long suspected: Mueller may not have much time to complete his investigation.
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Is It A Crime?: Russian Election Meddling and Accomplice Liability Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Amid a bad news week for the Trump team, a new lawsuit highlight an under-explored theory of possible criminal liability: violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Two Democratic Party donors and one DNC staffer have filed suit for invasion of privacy against the Trump campaign and campaign associate Roger Stone for alleged coordination with the Russian government regarding the hacking and leaking of DNC emails during the presidential campaign. The plaintiffs' personal information was included in the emails leaked to the public by Wikileaks, including the Social Security numbers of two of the plaintiffs. The suit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The complaint is available in full below.