Special counsel John Durham is reportedly planning to issue an indictment against a Clinton-connected lawyer in relation to the Russia Collusion Hoax.
John Durham is planning to drop a major indictment, according to a report from the New York Times. After years of not hearing a peep out of the special counsel investigation into the Democrat hoax that completely impeded Trump’s ability to do his job for a significant portion of his presidency, it appears that Durham is finally ready to get things done.
Durham is expected to indict attorney Michael Sussmann, who was reportedly connected to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, for lying to the FBI in a meeting about collusion between Donald Trump and Russia. Due to a five-year statute of limitations on such cases, Durham will need to bring the charges within the next few days.
The New York Times reports: “The case against Mr. Sussmann centers on the question of who his client was when he conveyed certain suspicions about Mr. Trump and Russia to the F.B.I. in September 2016. Among other things, investigators have examined whether Mr. Sussmann was secretly working for the Clinton campaign — which he denies.”
In a statement to the New York Times, Sussmann’s lawyers revealed that they expect him to be indicted, but the attorney’s claim that their client is innocent.
During the meeting with James Baker, “Sussmann relayed data and analysis from cybersecurity researchers who thought that odd internet data might be evidence of a covert communications channel between computer servers associated with the Trump Organization and with Alfa Bank, a Kremlin-linked Russian financial institution. The F.B.I. eventually decided those concerns had no merit. The special counsel who later took over the Russia investigation, Robert S. Mueller III, ignored the matter in his final report,” according to the Times.
In that meeting, Sussmann claimed that he was not representing any client when he sought the meeting with the FBI. But later, when being deposed in front of Congress, he testified that he had sought the meeting on behalf of an unidentified client who specialized in cybersecurity.
The report states:
“Moreover, internal billing records Mr. Durham is said to have obtained from Perkins Coie are said to show that when Mr. Sussmann logged certain hours as working on the Alfa Bank matter — though not the meeting with Mr. Baker — he billed the time to Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign. In their attempt to head off any indictment, Mr. Sussmann’s lawyers are said to have insisted that their client was representing the cybersecurity expert he mentioned to Congress and was not there on behalf of or at the direction of the Clinton campaign. They are also said to have argued that the billing records are misleading because Mr. Sussmann was not charging his client for work on the Alfa Bank matter, but needed to show internally that he was working on something. He was discussing the matter with Mr. Elias and the campaign paid a flat monthly retainer to the firm, so Mr. Sussmann’s hours did not result in any additional charges, they said.”
According to the report, Durham’s actions have led many to assume that he is pursuing the theory that Hillary Clinton’s campaign used Perkins Coie as a way to submit suspicious information to the FBI about Trump in an attempt to hurt his campaign.