WikiLeaks hit with DNC lawsuit — over Twitter

WikiLeaks hit with DNC lawsuit — over Twitter
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Lawyers representing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday served transparency advocates WikiLeaks with a lawsuit via Twitter, accusing the site of working with the Trump campaign and Russia to swing the 2016 election in President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE's favor.

The move came Friday after CBS News reported that multiple attempts by DNC lawyers to serve legal documents to WikiLeaks representatives by email were met with no response.

The DNC was one of multiple Democratic organizations hacked during the 2016 election, with the resulting emails and documents posted on WikiLeaks. The U.S. intelligence community believes Russia was behind the breach, with the intention of helping to elect Trump. 

WikiLeaks tweeted in April suggesting that the organization had received the DNC's lawsuit, calling it frivolous, and it has reportedly not responded to any direct attempts at communication from DNC attorneys.

"WikiLeaks seems to tweet daily," the DNC noted in a court filing, according to CBS.

The subpoena served Friday deals with a suit filed earlier this year in Manhattan. 

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Last month, special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers in the DNC hack amid his ongoing probe into Moscow's 2016 election meddling.

Mueller’s probe has also focused on former Trump adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCounterprotesters outnumber far-right extremists at DC rally Judge orders Roger Stone to file rebuttal to allegation he violated gag order Federal prosecutors allege Roger Stone violated gag order with Instagram posts MORE, who claimed to have been in contact with WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, through an intermediary during the election. Later reports indicated that Stone himself had directly messaged the organization.

Assange has denied allegations that he collaborated with Russia or Russian hackers during the election, maintaining WikiLeaks's public stance as a neutral repository that will receive information from any source.