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DNC sues Trump, WikiLeaks and Russia over 2016 election

President Trump at a campaign rally. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit today asking for millions of dollars from the Russian government, WikiLeaks, and the Trump campaign for Russia's "all-out assault on our democracy ... hurting the Democratic Party and electing Donald Trump."

The big picture: The last time the DNC used a legal tactic like this was in 1972 during the Watergate scandal when they sued Richard Nixon's re-election campaign for breaking into the DNC headquarters, per Washington Post, who broke the news.