April 20, 2018 / 8:24 PM / 7 months ago

Trump campaign calls Democratic lawsuit alleging conspiracy 'frivolous'

U.S. President Donald Trump departs West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., on his way to Key West April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s election campaign said a lawsuit launched by the Democratic Party on Friday alleging the campaign, WikiLeaks and Russia carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election is “completely without merit and will be dismissed in due time.”

“This frivolous lawsuit is a last-ditch effort to substantiate the baseless Russian collusion allegations by a nearly-bankrupt Democratic Party still trying to counter the will of the people in the 2016 presidential election,” a statement issued by Donald J. Trump for President Inc said.

(This version of the story was refiled to delete the repeated word in the first sentence)

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Leslie Adler

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