Donald Trump sues Hillary Clinton over allegations she tried to rig 2016 presidential election

The lawsuit, which contained 108 pages, was filed in a federal court in Florida on Thursday

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Donald Trump has sued his former US presidential election rival Hillary Clinton and several other Democrats, alleging that they attempted to rig the 2016 vote by tying his campaign to Russia.

The lawsuit, which contained 108 pages, was filed in a federal court in Florida on Thursday.

It comes as Mr Trump continues to claim that his 2020 election defeat to current President Joe Biden was as the result of widespread fraud.

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 26, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello//File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 26, 2022. REUTERS/Marco Bello//File Photo
Donald Trump alongside Hillary Clinton back in 2016
Donald Trump alongside Hillary Clinton back in 2016

Within the documents it alleged: "Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.”

The suit also alleges "racketeering" and a "conspiracy to commit injurious falsehood," among other claims.

Mr Trump said he was “forced to incur expenses in an amount to be determined at trial, but known to be in excess of $24million (£18.2m) and continuing to accrue, in the form of defence costs, legal fees, and related expenses."

The former President has several defendants in his lawsuit, including former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele.

A dossier written by Steele, which was made public before the November 2016 election, set out unproven assertions that Russia had embarrassing information.

Representatives of Ms Clinton did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.