Special Counsel John Durham released a message showing that Hillary Clinton’s lawyer Michael Sussman lied to an FBI official during the 2016 campaign when he said he did not work for the Democratic National Committee. This was reviewed by Fox News, which had access to the documents.
In a court filing last Monday, the special prosecutor released a 2016 message exchange between Sussman and FBI lawyer James Baker, evidencing that he told him he did not work with Clinton. He explained that “Indeed, on September 18, 2016 at 7:24 p.m., i.e., the night before the defendant met with the General Counsel, the defendant conveyed the same lie in writing and sent the following text message to the General Counsel’s personal cellphone.”
The text message, according to Durham, read, “Jim – it’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss. Do you have availibilty for a short meeting tomorrow? I’m coming on my own – not on behalf of a client or company – want to help the Bureau. Thanks.”
The situation comes amid an indictment against Sussman for lying about arranging a meeting with Baker on behalf of Clinton’s presidential campaign and technology executive Rodney Joffe. It also emerged that the following meeting allegedly involved Sussman passing on suspicions about a connection between Trump and Russia-based Alfa Bank.
As Daily Mail explains, “The law firm Sussman used to work at, Perkins Coie had retained the group Fusion GPS which hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile his infamous and discredited dossier on Trump.”
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But this is not the first similar information about the case. Last week, it came to light that the Federal Election Commission fined the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for lying about funding the Russian dossier used in a smear attempt against Donald Trump weeks before he shocked the world with his 2016 presidential victory.
According to an article published by El American, Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), “violated strict rules about the description of expenditures for payments channeled to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS through its law firm.”
“The DNC treasurers and the Clinton campaign paid a total of $1,024,407.97 to the Perkins Coie law firm for Fusion GPS’s information. The party and campaign concealed the reason, claiming it was for legal services, not opposition research,” the media outlet detailed