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Breaking: Special prosecutor Durham, grand jury charges Hillary Clinton attorney with lying to FBI in Trump-Russia investigation

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Just weeks after U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan signed a letter requesting that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland update him and 43 other senators on a special counsel report on an FBI investigation into Donald Trump campaign ties to Russia, a grand jury has come out with a charge agains a Hillary Clinton campaign attorney.

Special Counsel John Durham was tasked two years ago with reviewing the origins of the Robert Mueller investigation, which focused on President Donald Trump and his supposed ties to Russia. Durham was appointed special counsel in October 2020 to continue his work with greater independence.

But the tables have turned. Now it’s the Hillary Clinton campaign that looks like it was feeding information to the FBI.

Today, in the 26-page indictment, a grand jury charged Washington lawyer Michael Sussmann with lying to the FBI during the early stages of the investigation. A grand jury indictment lists one felony count of making a fall statement to FBI General Counsel James Baker in 2016.

Sussmann denied to Baker that he represented any client as, at the same time, he gave investigators information that linked Trump Tower computers to a bank in Russia.

Sussmann, a lawyer at Perkins Coie, is a frequent attorney for Democratic clients in politics. At the time he passed the information to the FBI’s top lawyer, he was on contract with the Hillary Clinton campaign.

“Sussmann lied about the capacity in which he was providing the allegations to the FBI,” according to the indictment . “Specifically, Sussmann stated falsely that he was not doing his work on the aforementioned allegations ‘for any client,’ which led the FBI General Counsel to understand that Sussmann was acting as a good citizen merely passing along information, not as a paid advocate or political operative. In fact … this statement was intentionally false and misleading because, in assembling and conveying these allegations, Sussmann acted on behalf of specific clients, namely, a U.S. technology industry executive at a U.S. internet company, and the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign.”

Sussmann’s attorneys deny the claim.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • I imagine that better-informed speculation is just minutes away, but I wonder who “technology industry executive” is and for whom he worked. As for the Clinton connection: Can anyone seriously maintain that this is a surprise? With those things said, you can bet that the Merrick Garland Justice Department is working triple-time to neuter any remaining investigation. And anything pertaining to Hunter.

  • A little too little, a little too late. Hillary needs to be in jail, as does her husband.

  • Nothing burger. No collusion. Fake news.
    Sound familiar?

  • A slap on the wrist, maybe ( I doubt it ) some community time.
    Then CNN guest, a book deal and teaching law ethics at Georgetown.

    They always protect their own.

  • Ah Durham pops up after Trump is gone and there’s no chance this will go anywhere.

    I was chatting with a Kiwi at a bar back in the 90’s who was up here for work and out of nowhere he declared “You know, the United States is a really corrupt country.” It was out of the blue, but he felt telling me his observation back then.

    Hold my beer, mate!

  • An indictment is serious. It means they have a case.

  • Drip, drip, drip.

    The patriots have only just begun. The deep state have spent so much ammunition and been missing target after target. They only have fear. This will not work. The counter offensive is happening and nothing can stop what is coming.

    Patriot Are Now In Control.

    • Try again, and this time try sounding sane.

  • It says he may have lied about his job, his capacity, NOT about the information he had for them! Big difference!!

  • So who has started the dead pool on when Mikey Sussman is getting whacked now that his indictment is a liability for the Clinton Cartel?

    • Yeah probably find him in a park somewhere sitting in his car with three self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the Head.

  • Can’t we all just move on, build back better? I mean, at this point, what difference does it make?

  • Two words … “plausible ef-ing deniability”. If you think Saint Hillary will get caught up in this, think again! Sure, she might have to answer a (softball) question or two, in which she’ll answer with her standard:

    “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

    • Frankly, I think it’s a Trump setup.
      But who is Frank, anyway?

  • Good luck, Mr. Durham. You’re a day late and a dollar short. While you are seeking to get an eventual indictment against Hillary Clinton, the media headlines are about some young girl who went missing with her boyfriend. Hillary has been dodging bullets for about 5 decades while the country gets destroyed. And the media helps her every time.

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