Grand jury indicts attorney Michael Sussman in ‘weird twist’ in John Durham Russia probe
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A grand jury has charged cybersecurity attorney Michael Sussmann, whose firm represented Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, with allegedly lying to the FBI about the campaign, Wall Street Journal Report. The allegations relate to Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe.
Sussmann is accused of “making false statements” during a meeting with FBI officials on the eve of the 2016 election. Magazine wrote. More specifically, he allegedly “lies about the capabilities he provided to the FBI … alleging a potential cyber link between Russian banks and companies owned by former President Donald Trump,” Washington post According to the indictment.
The charges mark a “weird twist” in Durham’s investigation, which has been backed by Trump and his allies and “has so far resulted in the conviction of only one low-level FBI attorney,” postalThe intent was to find out what the FBI and federal government might have committed, but by charging Sussman, Durham was “essentially arguing that the FBI was the victim of a crime.” postal.
Before the indictment, Sussman’s team issued a statement insisting that their client did not commit a crime: “We believe that if Mr. Sussman is charged, he will prevail at trial and defend his reputation.” Read More Washington post.
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