Hillary Clinton uses Trump's tweets against him in RICO lawsuit

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Donald Trump (L), Hillary Clinton (R).
Donald Trump (L), Hillary Clinton (R).Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images (L), Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images (R).
  • Former President Donald Trump filed a RICO lawsuit against Hillary Clinton in April.

  • The suit argues that Clinton and several other defendants carried out a plot to link Trump's 2016 campaign to Russia.

  • On Thursday, Clinton's attorneys argued that Trump's tweets prove the claim was filed past the statute of limitations.

Hillary Clinton's attorneys used former President Donald Trump's own tweets against him in an effort to have his RICO lawsuit against her thrown out on Thursday.

Trump sued Clinton— his political opponent the year in question — and several defendants including the Democratic Party, the DOJ, and the FBI, accusing them of carrying out a plot to link his 2016 presidential campaign to Russia.

Clinton's attorneys initially filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in April, arguing among other things that the statute of limitations had run out for Trump to file his claim under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Trump's team responded earlier this month, and on Thursday Clinton's attorneys filed a rebuttal, arguing that Trump's response did not address their claim that his complaint was  filed past the statute of limitations — something his own tweets prove.

Clinton's attorneys wrote that Trump "took to Twitter in 2017 to accuse Clinton, the Democrats, the intelligence community, and others" of conspiring to connect his campaign to Russia.

"Because Plaintiff's tweets are judicially noticeable and prove his claims are untimely, the Court should dismiss on statute-of-limitations grounds," the court document states.

Clinton's attorneys also slammed Trump's argument that the defendants "intentionally and improperly exceeded their authority to access servers belonging to the Executive Office of the President and Trump Organization" and said the argument "misses the point for at least two reasons," according to the court documents.

Clinton's lawyers argued in the court documents that Trump has not provided sufficient evidence to prove the defendants accessed private data and that the computer servers belonging to the EOP and the Trump Organization mentioned in the complaint are not covered under the Stored Communications Act.

 

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