In its federal lawsuit in Manhattan, the Democratic National Committee said that top officials in Trump's campaign conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and tilt the election to Trump by hacking Democratic Party computers.
A lawsuit filed by Democrats alleging a conspiracy between the Trump campaign, Russian Federation and WikiLeaks could be derailed by a glaring omission in its legal text, a prominent legal expert told Al Jazeera.
"This is a sham lawsuit about a bogus Russian collusion claim filed by a desperate, dysfunctional, and almost insolvent Democratic Party", the campaign's manager, Brad Parscale, said in a statement.
The suit also claims WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange "shared the defendants' common goal of damaging the Democratic Party in advance of the election". He called it an "act of unprecedented treachery".
The BBC's Nick Bryant in Washington says the lawsuit by the DNC is seen as a publicity stunt by many there, as it may not unveil anything that is not already being examined in other investigations - but could keep the matter in the public eye. "As an accurate publisher of newsworthy information @WikiLeaks is constitutionally protected from such suits".
Mueller also has indicted 13 Russian individuals working for the Internet Research Agency accused of running an elaborate scheme to meddle in the US elections. Manafort and Gates have been charged with money-laundering, fraud and tax evasion in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Fred Jennings, a lawyer who specialises in cybercrime, told Al Jazeera that "it sure looks like the DNC complaint failed" to include a necessary definition of a "computer". It also names his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Manafort's deputy, Rick Gates as well as George Papadopoulos and Roger Stone.
He appeared to be referring to former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and reports of an information technology specialist who once worked for some Democrats in the US House of Representatives.
In July, on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Wikileaks published 20,000 internal emails stolen by the hackers.
Despite the DNC claim that their emails were hacked by the Russians, they never turned over their server to the FBI for investigation.
Democrats have similarly been critical of President Barack Obama for not doing enough in 2016 to fight back against Russian Federation.
This is the second time in recent history that the DNC has sued a Republican president.
The lawsuit echoes a similar suit filed by the Democratic Party in 1972 against President Richard Nixon in the wake of the Watergate scandal, seeking $US1 million in damages after a break-in to the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate Building.
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