Trump campaign decries lawsuit claiming Russian link to hacked emails

Trump campaign decries lawsuit claiming Russian link to hacked emails

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign on Thursday rejected as “wild speculation” allegations by three Americans that it conspired with Russians to disseminate their private information from hacked emails to deter them from supporting Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. A hearing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was the first time Trump’s campaign had defended itself in open court against allegations it coordinated with Russians, the subject of investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The campaign is facing at least two lawsuits over allegations it conspired with Russians against Democratic Party candidate Clinton, something Trump has repeatedly denied.