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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:40 PM

BuzzFeed suing DNC over info tied to Trump dossier

Source: The HILL

BuzzFeed is suing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to get the committee to turn over information related to the so-called Steele dossier in an effort to bolster its defense in a lawsuit related to the dossier

BuzzFeed is arguing that the DNC has information that could link Gubarev to the 2016 Russian hack into the committee's servers, which would undermine his libel complaint.

“As part of the discovery process, BuzzFeed is attempting to verify claims in the dossier that relate to the hacking of the DNC — which, the dossier alleges, was done with the support of Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian businessman," BuzzFeed News spokesman Matt Mittenthal told The Hill in a statement.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/373711-buzzfeed-suing-dnc-over-trump-dossier

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Reply BuzzFeed suing DNC over info tied to Trump dossier (Original post)
laserhaas Feb 2018 OP
7962 Feb 2018 #1
pnwmom Feb 2018 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #3
ehrnst Feb 2018 #4
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #5
SpicyBoi Feb 2018 #6

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:37 PM

1. Yeah good luck with that, Buzzfeed. nt

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:01 AM

2. I think the DNC should comply. By now they should have completely overhauled their security,

so whatever might have been discoverable on their old system (which the hackers already knew about) shouldn't matter that much anyway.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:06 AM

3. haven't seen court documents

I haven't seen any of the court documents on either side. Don't know the specifics of what BuzzFeed is asking for or why, nor what the DNC's response is or might be.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:16 AM

4. Gubarev sued BuzzFeed News for defamation over the implicating him in the hacking.

Buzzfeed wants the information from the DNC to bolster its case.


BuzzFeed is being sued by a Russian businessman, Aleksej Gubarev, who "says he was libeled in the dossier when it tied him to the Russians' alleged hacking of the [DNC's] e-mail servers," Vanity Fair reports. BuzzFeed is aiming to retrieve information from the DNC that would "undercut his libel claim."


https://www.axios.com/buzzfeed-sues-dnc-add9ba11-c5b2-46cc-b111-f59725d640d2.html

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:51 AM

5. thanks for the link

The Axios story links to a Vanity Fair article which does contain a few more details. Still no court documents, though. I lost faith in 'non-lawyer spokesperson' statements way back when Groklaw was active -- actual court documents can cut through spin.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:32 PM

6. Since Russian meddling is front and center in our political debate...

The DNC should release this information. Perhaps the release would help us combat against Russian meddling.

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