President Donald Trump hosts the “National Day of Prayer” Service in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, May 2, 2019.
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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee against President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and its leaders, Russia, WikiLeaks and others related to Russian hacking of Democratic party computers and dissemination of electronic material stolen to help Trump’s election prospects.
Judge John Koetl, in his ruling Tuesday, said that although the “primary wrongdoer in this alleged criminal enterprise is undoubtedly the Russian Federation,” a lawsuit against that government is barred by the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
“The Russian Federation cannot be sued in the courts of the United States for governmental actions, subject to certain limited exceptions not present in this case, just as the United States government generally cannot be sued in courts abroad for its actions,” Koetl wrote in…