In September Special Counsel John Durham announced former Clinton
campaign attorney Michael Sussmann was indicted by a grand jury for
lying to the FBI.
"The charge in
the indictment stems from a set of allegations brought by Sussmann to
the FBI related to an alleged secret channel of communications between
the Trump Organization and a Russian bank," the Department of Justice
announced. "As alleged in the indictment, on Sept. 19, 2016, Sussman, a
lawyer at a large international law firm, met with the FBI General
Counsel at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Sussmann had requested
the meeting to provide the General Counsel with certain data files and
“white papers” that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications
channel between the Trump Organization and a Russia-based bank.
Sussmann, who had previously represented the Democratic National
Committee in connection with a cyber hack, falsely stated to the General
Counsel that he was not bringing these allegations to the FBI on behalf
of any client. This false representation led the General Counsel to
understand that Sussmann was providing information as a good citizen
rather than a paid advocate or political operative. In fact, Sussmann
assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least
two clients, including a U.S. technology executive and the Clinton
Presidential Campaign.".............To Read More.....