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The 27-page one-count indictment accuses attorney Michael Sussmann, a former federal prosecutor with expertise in computer cases, of having “lied about the capacity in which he was providing the allegations to the FBI” by claiming he was not representing a client when he was secretly acting on behalf of Clinton’s political team. Sussmann is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Friday morning.
Court papers say Sussmann and the tech executive spent weeks “acting on behalf of the Clinton Campaign to share information about the Russian Bank Data with the media and others, claiming that it demonstrated the existence of a secret communications channel between the Trump Organization” and Alfa Bank.
It’s unclear how much longer Durham plans to continue his work as special counsel, but Sussmann’s indictment could prolong the investigation, because he has sought to win Sussmann’s cooperation against other individuals of interest to the special counsel, according to two people familiar with the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe Durham’s legal strategy.
This all being said, I am not sure what more will come out of this special council. A lot of the information remains circumstantial, and if people were more careful than Sussman, we might not see any other prosecutions.
originally posted by: watchitburn
He's just the selected fall guy.
He'll get probation and community service and then be a CNN "legal expert"
The US Justice system is irreparably broken. I have zero confidence anything further will come from it.
Hillary Clinton's tweet touting Trump-Russia collusion claims will NOT be allowed as evidence in the trial against Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, despite efforts by special counsel John Durham.
On Halloween 2016, Clinton tweeted, “Donald Trump has a secret server ... It was set up to communicate privately with a Putin-tied Russian bank.”
Clinton later tweeted, “Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.”
She also shared a lengthy statement by then-Clinton campaign adviser, and President Joe Biden's current national security adviser, Jake Sullivan.
“This could be the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow,” Sullivan claimed. "This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia.”
Sullivan added, “We can only assume that federal authorities will now explore this direct connection between Trump and Russia.”