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DNC Refused To Comply With Dossier-Related Subpoena, So BuzzFeed Sued
Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/2018 | Chuck Ross

Posted on 02/14/2018 11:45:06 AM PST by mojito

BuzzFeed News sued the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Tuesday to force the release of information that the news outlet hopes will help it defend against a lawsuit related to the Steele dossier.

BuzzFeed is seeking digital information that could shed light on the cyber attacks against the DNC during the presidential campaign.

The news outlet faces three separate lawsuits related to its publication of the dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele and financed by the Clinton campaign and DNC.

The suit against the DNC seeks information that could help defend against a defamation lawsuit filed by Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian tech executive accused in the dossier of using his web hosting companies to hack into the DNC’s computer systems.

Gubarev denies the allegations and has argued that BuzzFeed failed to verify the dossier before publishing the report in January 2017. Steele, a former MI6 officer, has acknowledged in a London court, where he is being sued by Gubarev, that the information about the tech executive had not been verified.

“As part of the discovery process, BuzzFeed is attempting to verify claims in the dossier that relate to the hacking of the DNC,” BuzzFeed spokesman Matt Mittenhal said in a statement. “We’re asking a federal court to force the DNC to follow the law and allow BuzzFeed to fully defend its First Amendment rights.”

BuzzFeed filed the suit after the DNC refused to comply with a subpoena that the website issued in November.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: California
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Well this could get interesting.
1 posted on 02/14/2018 11:45:06 AM PST by mojito
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I’m not sure a third party is required to hand over their stuff for discovery if they are not named in the suit................


2 posted on 02/14/2018 11:47:13 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: mojito

The left is eating there young.


3 posted on 02/14/2018 11:47:45 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJTwe hav)
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To: Red Badger
I’m not sure a third party is required to hand over their stuff for discovery if they are not named in the suit................

The short answer is yes you can.

The long answer is that you have to makes sure the request is not unduly burdensome, which is probably why the DNC is framing their response the way they are.

Here's a good article on the subject:

https://blogs.orrick.com/iplandscape/2014/04/24/be-reasonable-with-non-party-discovery-requests-a-lack-of-diligence-can-cost-you/

So what are the lessons learned? Before filing a motion to compel document production against a subpoenaed non-party, make sure to request documents from the party before moving to compel, and more importantly, perform diligence to ensure you don’t already have what you’re asking for.

So better buy some popcorn and get ready for the hearing!

4 posted on 02/14/2018 11:54:33 AM PST by edwinland
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To: edwinland

So, ask for the stuff nicely first, then subpoena........Good to know...................


5 posted on 02/14/2018 12:00:43 PM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: edwinland
Buzzfeed has also hired an ex-FBI guy to travel the world to verify the dossier:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/02/12/former-senior-fbi-official-is-leading-buzzfeeds-effort-to-verify-trump-dossier/?platform=hootsuite

Nice work if you can get it.

6 posted on 02/14/2018 12:00:45 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

Any visits to Haitian resorts or penthouse suites in Moscow?


7 posted on 02/14/2018 12:07:26 PM PST by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: Red Badger

That follows “suit”...as such you have to issue a warning letter before you sue a person or company. I did it...you send a certified letter stating exactly the situation, so when the judge reads it at the potential trial there are no doubts of the situation.


8 posted on 02/14/2018 12:18:21 PM PST by gr8eman (Facts and evidence are bourgeois constructs weaponized by patriarchal penis-people)
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So, it’s ask nicely, then warn with a certified letter, then carry through with a subpoena......Got it.


9 posted on 02/14/2018 12:20:29 PM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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Buzzfeed should just confess they are total idiots—that is their best defense.


10 posted on 02/14/2018 12:27:14 PM PST by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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“Well this could get interesting.”

Indeed, veeery interesting, since the basic issue in the whole “Russians hacked the DNC computers” matter is whether the purloined materials were obtained through a hack or a leak, and the current best evidence is they were leaked by a DNC insider, possibly the late Seth Rich.


11 posted on 02/14/2018 12:29:16 PM PST by libstripper
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Exactly...I had two representatives at a company both tell me I was wrong when I told them I can prove they owed me money. So I sent the letter...got nothing in return, then filed all the paperwork. I learned that you can’t sue a company in small claims court because a lawyer will be involved. Had to go to District court which is pretty much the same, but NO lawyers in small claims court (i.e. judge Judy), and you have to petition the registered agent of the company in the state where it’s incorporated.


12 posted on 02/14/2018 12:31:57 PM PST by gr8eman (Facts and evidence are bourgeois constructs weaponized by patriarchal penis-people)
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which is why the DNC will fight this tooth and nail.

NO WAY they want the truth about that hack out of their control


13 posted on 02/14/2018 12:44:33 PM PST by digger48
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When a Commie sues a Commie are they drinking lots of rye?


14 posted on 02/14/2018 1:03:53 PM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: digger48

Leak, not hack.


15 posted on 02/14/2018 1:12:59 PM PST by libstripper
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To: mojito
BuzzFeed filed the suit after the DNC refused to comply with a subpoena that the website issued in November.

Since when do websites have the ability to issue subpoenas?

16 posted on 02/14/2018 1:32:40 PM PST by MortMan (We are living in interesting times.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks mojito. Partisan Media Shills at...
...BuzzFeed failed to verify the dossier before publishing the report in January 2017.
...and they belong in prison.


17 posted on 02/14/2018 2:02:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: libstripper

I stand corrected.

thanks


18 posted on 02/14/2018 2:28:40 PM PST by digger48
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To: ptsal

He certainly would do better to look into BJ’s romps than Trumps.


19 posted on 02/15/2018 5:22:55 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: edwinland

Since I am pretty sure the DNC does not have real evidence of a “hack” I think if they present any evidence it will be the ODNI “assessment” that Russia interfered in 2006, and related statements from Pompeo, Coats, and Wray saying they believe the Russia nonsense.


20 posted on 02/16/2018 10:17:35 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe)
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