DNC claims Secret Service blocked attempt to deliver lawsuit against Kushner

DNC claims Secret Service blocked attempt to deliver lawsuit against Kushner
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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is alleging in court filings that it was turned away by the Secret Service when attempting to deliver a lawsuit to President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Israel-Hamas ceasefire is holding — what's next? Eric Trump buys .2M home near father's golf club in Florida CDC's about-face on masks appears politically motivated to help a struggling Biden MORE.

CNN reported Wednesday that the DNC claimed it was blocked by a Secret Service agent while attempting to deliver the lawsuit to Kushner's home in Washington, D.C.

The DNC is alleging that the agent told the server to "figure out another way to attempt service," according to CNN.


The Secret Service declined to comment on the matter when asked by The Hill on Wednesday.

The court filings also indicate that the DNC failed multiple times when trying to serve Kushner the lawsuit at his Manhattan apartment, according to CNN.

The lawsuit, which was filed in New York federal court in April, alleges that Trump's presidential campaign conspired with the Russian government to disrupt the 2016 election, the network reported.

After its first attempt failed, the DNC then tried to deliver the lawsuit by certified mail. However, CNN reports that the U.S. Postal Service said no one at the Kushner residence would sign for the package.

The DNC has also reportedly knocked on the door of Kushner's home multiple times in its efforts to alert Kushner that he was named as defendant in its lawsuit.

After those attempts didn't succeed, CNN reports that the DNC asked the judge overseeing the case to allow them to send the lawsuit through first-class mail.  

"First-class mail does not require a signature, and will therefore remain at Kushner's home -- and not returned to sender -- if no one signs a delivery receipt," the DNC reportedly wrote.

But Judge John Koeltl denied the motion, arguing that the DNC had not yet showed the "impracticability of other means of serving Kushner."

"Service is not intended to be a game for the serving party or the party to be served," Koeltl wrote, according to CNN. "The court is confident that the DNC's counsel can contact Kushner's counsel and arrange a mutually convenient means to effectuate service."

In April, the DNC sued the Trump campaign, the Russian government and WikiLeaks, alleging that the three had conspired to help Trump win the White House.

In addition to Kushner, Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone were named in the lawsuit.

Updated: 3:26 p.m.