DNC 'In Cahoots' with Clinton? Judge Tosses Case, But Allegations Live On
By Joseph Weber | Fox News
A federal judge in Florida has thrown out a class-action lawsuit led by Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters who accused the Democratic National Committee of “being in cahoots” with Hillary Clinton -- but only after the DNC's legal team argued they had no obligation to adhere to a fair nominating process.
While the case is dead for now, it's also bolstered critics who say the DNC had a bias in favor of Clinton last year.
According to court documents, DNC attorney Bruce Spiva argued in the case that the party has broad discretion in how they pick their nominee.
"We could have voluntarily decided that, 'Look, we're going to go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way.' … They could have. ... And it would drag the Court well into party politics, internal party politics to answer those questions," he said, according to a transcript of an April 25 hearing, in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
The case, in which Sanders supporters sought a refund and other recourse, was dismissed Friday.