The Democratic Party's extraordinary lawsuit charging President Donald Trump's campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks with conspiring to influence the 2016 presidential race is a desperate move straight out of a twisty Hollywood thriller, conservative political strategist Jeffrey Lord told Newsmax TV on Monday.
And it is one that could boomerang and come straight back to implicate the Democrats themselves, he added.
"This is ridiculous – frankly, it is a comment though on the straits they find themselves in," Lord, a former associate political director in the Reagan administration, told John Cardillo and Dr. Gina Loudon on Monday's "America Talks Live."
"They are short of cash over there, they are fighting a president who knows how to take it to them every single step of the way . . . and so they are reduced to doing something like this which makes them look frankly ridiculous."
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Lord said he agreed with House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who on Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine," called the lawsuit a "scam" and "fundraising scheme," adding Democrats should "be suing themselves. They're the ones that colluded with the Russians."
"This is a classic right out of those old murder mysteries we watch in which somebody is accusing somebody of murder, and then you find out that the accuser is the murderer . . . I don't think they will have any impact whatsoever, unless they backfire," Lord told Cardillo and Loudon.
He pointed to the 1990 movie version of Tom Clancy's best-selling book, "The Hunt for Red October," starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, and James Earl Jones.
"There's a great scene . . . where the bad submarine captain, against the advice of his first officer, fired a torpedo at the defecting Red October, and it boomeranged and comes back, and he says, 'you arrogant so and so, you killed us!'" Lord said. "You've got to be careful of that."
Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator is the author of "What America Needs: The Case for Trump," published by Regnery.
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