Friday, September 17, 2021

More Action From the Durham Investigation

 Many discouraged Trump supporters believed John Durham's special investigation would yield nothing. 9/16/21 ABC News:

A lawyer whose firm represented Hillary Clinton's campaign during the 2016 presidential election was indicted Thursday by special counsel John Durham on a single charge of making a false statement to the FBI.
Michael Sussmann, an attorney for the Perkins Coie law firm who previously represented the Democratic National Committee following the hacking of its servers by Russia during the 2016 campaign, is accused of lying "about the capacity in which he was providing allegations to the FBI" when he met with a top lawyer from the bureau in September 2016 and provided him information about potential ties between a Russian bank and computer servers in the Trump Organization.

"Specifically, SUSSMANN state falsely that he was not doing his work on the aforementioned allegations "for any client," which led the FBI General Counsel (James A. Baker) to understand that SUSSMANN was acting as a good citizen merely passing along information, not as a paid advocate or political operative," prosecutors write in the indictment.

They allege instead that Sussmamn intentionally misled the FBI general counsel because he was acting at the time on behalf of an unnamed tech executive, an "U.S. internet company" and Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign.

1 comment:

  1. As I've posted over at Instapundit, I don't believe that lying to the FBI shouldn't be a crime, but in this case I'm willing to go full sauce-for-the-gander, punch-back-twice-as-hard, and the-process-is-the-punishment. Send in a SWAT team after Sussmamm at 3 am in full battle-rattle, with orders to shoot his dogs at the first sign of disrespect for their authoritah.