CNN's Borger dismisses DNC lawsuit against Russia, Trump, WikiLeaks as a 'stunt'

CNN political analyst Gloria Borger on Friday dismissed a lawsuit announced by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against Russia, WikLleaks and the Trump campaign, saying it's "a 100 percent stunt" and "just a way to raise money."

The DNC alleges that the three entities conspired to help President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE win the 2016 election. 

"How much of this do you think is just a stunt versus a pretty smart ploy for court of public opinion?” asked "CNN Newsroom" anchor Brooke Baldwin. 

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“A 100 percent stunt; 100 percent," Borger replied.

“Lay it out there," Baldwin said.

"They want to get in the act, obviously," Borger continued "They want to keep the story moving. This is nothing new."

"Everyone has been — every Democrat, political Democrat has been charging that the Trump campaign was in collusion with WikiLeaks, et cetera. We know that the DNC was hacked, we’ve been talking about this since the campaign. And honestly, it’s just — it’s just a way to raise money," she added. 

"That’s what it is," Baldwin remarked.

“That’s what they are trying to do. They are trying to raise money off of it. By the way, the Democrats haven’t been having trouble raising money. They’re raising gobs of money for their candidates this time around. But I think this is just one more way to get into the act here and continue what they’ve been doing all along," Borger concluded. 

DNC Chairman Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE said in a statement about the lawsuit earlier Friday that “Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy" during the 2016 campaign and said they found a "willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign.”

The complaint filed in federal district court in Manhattan.

“The timing and selective release of the stolen materials was designed to and had the effect of driving a wedge between the DNC and Democratic voters. The release of stolen materials also impaired the DNC’s ability to support Democratic candidates in the general election,” the suit reads.

The Washington Post first reported on the DNC's lawsuit, which seeks millions in damages, on Friday morning.