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BuzzFeed is Suing the DNC Over Issues With the Russia Dossier

The company says that evidence of the alleged DNC break-in by Russian hackers helps its libel case.

Though Robert Mueller has kept his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump campaign mostly out of the public eye, the infamous dossier at the heart of the scandal constantly finds its way into the news. The dossier was compiled by Christopher Steele on behalf of an intelligence firm alternately retained by the conservative Web site Washington Free Beacon and members of the Clinton campaign. Most recently, it made headlines when BuzzFeed decided to take the Democratic National Committee to court in an attempt to compel the DNC to hand over information BuzzFeed believes will bolster its defense against Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian businessman who says he was libeled in the dossier. The dossier tied Gubarev to the Russians’ alleged hacking of the DNC’s email servers. BuzzFeed believes the DNC has information that would prove this link between Gubarev and the email hacking, and therefore, undercut his claims of libel. BuzzFeed’s motion says that the DNC, citing privacy concerns, has been unwilling to comply with a subpoena or that information.

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