Perkins Coie, a law firm associated with the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, reportedly received a subpoena this week from Special Counsel John Durham.
The action is related to an investigation into the origin of the allegations of former President Donald Trump colluding with Russia.
Last month, Durham indicted Michael Sussman for allegedly lying to the FBI about ties between the Trump campaign and Alfa Bank.
“Sussmann resigned his partner position at international law firm Perkins Coie on Thursday, shortly after he was indicted by a grand jury. Perkins Coie’s political division represented the Clinton campaign in 2016, and Sussmann practiced in the firm’s cybersecurity division,” according to the Daily Caller.
Breaking-Michael Sussman pleaded not guilty to one count of making false statements to a federal agent.
Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui ordered Mr. Sussman released on his own recognizance under certain standard conditions.
Sussman faces faces up to five years in prison if convicted
— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) September 17, 2021
Robert Mueller stated in testimony before Congress that the information Sussman shared with the FBI was false regarding Russian interference.
The high-profile case could have strong implications if it moves forward. Clinton has long avoided any legal connections with the Russia allegations against Trump, but this could change following further investigation into Sussmann’s role.
The case may also have an impact on Trump if he chooses to run for president in 2024. Any evidence supporting the allegations could be used to point toward Democrats using illegal methods to attack him.