The 2020 presidential election has come and gone, but the scandalous story of Hillary Clinton and her team’s attempts to falsely accuse Donald Trump of colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election still persists. After Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into Spygate revealed that Clinton had used false information to manipulate Obama administration officials into spying on President Trump’s campaign, it is no surprise that Trump would take legal action against those who spread such a malicious falsehood.
In a 108-page complaint filed earlier this month, former President Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton, Christopher Steele, his sources, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Michael Sussmann, and Marc Elias of conspiring to spread false information about his campaign in order to undermine his chances of winning the election four years ago. The lawsuit claims these individuals acted “maliciously” by exploiting personal data access and wasting resources on an unfounded effort to slander Trump’s name.
Now that the facts are out, it is obvious that Clinton was obsessed with tarnishing both Trump’s reputation and legacy—which is why she felt compelled to go as far as fabricating evidence in order to make her case against him. Not only did this cost valuable taxpayer money in terms of funding her failed attempt at deception but it also diverted important resources away from more pressing matters like criminal justice reform or healthcare initiatives. At its core, this was an egregious abuse of power by the former Secretary of State who desperately wanted to maintain control over Washington instead of accepting defeat after a hard-fought election cycle.
It is for this reason that conservatives must call for accountability not only from Hillary Clinton but from all those involved in creating this outrageous hoax—they cannot be allowed to get away unscathed when they have caused so much damage with their lies. It is time for all parties involved in this fraudulent scheme against President Trump during his first presidential race be held responsible for their actions. Only then can we ensure that similar tactics will not be repeated during future elections by either Democrats or Republicans alike.