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Moscow Pop Star Says DNC's Russia Meddling Suit Lacks Proof

  • Agalarovs say Democrats fail to tie them to hacking plot
  • Democrats’ lawsuit is one of many challenges to campaign
Donald Trump, Aras Agalarov and Emin Agalarov attend the red carpet at Miss Universe Pageant Competition in Moscow, Russia, in 2013. 

Donald Trump, Aras Agalarov and Emin Agalarov attend the red carpet at Miss Universe Pageant Competition in Moscow, Russia, in 2013. 

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Moscow pop star Emin Agalarov and his father, billionaire developer Aras Agalarov, asked a U.S. judge to throw out civil claims by the Democratic National Committee accusing them of colluding with Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign to meddle in the 2016 election.

The racketeering suit fails to link the Agalarovs to the alleged conspiracy at the center of the case -- the hack of the DNC’s computer systems and subsequent release of emails by Wikileaks, they said in a court filing Thursday. The men allegedly helped arrange the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting where the campaign sought dirt on Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton.