The indictment earlier this month of Hillary Clinton-affiliated lawyer Michael Sussman on one count of lying to the FBI as part of the ongoing Russian collusion probe origins investigation conducted by special counsel John Durham was viewed by some as an anti-climatic development in an investigation that has yielded little else to date – at least publicly.
However, according to former Trump administration official Kash Patel, the length and detail of the charging documents in the Sussmann case serve as are strong indications that additional indictments are almost certain to follow, as he explained during a recent installment of the Kash’s Corner program on Epoch Times TV.
Assessing the specific language used in the indictment, Patel explained, “When you issue an indictment for lying to the FBI, like they did [Michael] Sussmann, it’s two to five pages, max. It’s unheard of to be 27 pages, so why put all that information out there?”
According to Patel, the voluminous nature of the material included in the Sussmann charging papers is “the biggest signal that more is coming.”
In that indictment, it is alleged that Sussmann had sought a meeting James Baker – then the FBI’s general counsel – to deliver information he claimed demonstrated the existence of a “covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and a Russia-based bank,” as Breitbart noted.
As part of this exchange, according to the indictment, Sussmann falsely claimed that he was not working on behalf of any specific client, but he was actually acting on behalf of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign as well as a tech executive assisting with its work.
In Patel’s estimation, Durham has used the Sussmann indictment as a means to let the public know the scope of what he has been exploring all of these many months and to “announce pieces of investigation. By name, by title, all the six to eight individuals in the indictment that they identify that were working with Sussman or on behalf of Sussmann, and who was paying Sussmann and where the information was going because people are gonna figure out who those individuals are.”
Also instructive, according to Patel, is the list of key individuals who have not thus far been charged in the probe, in that they may be serving as cooperating co-conspirators, and those folks could include Baker himself, disgraced former FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, Clinton campaign officials, and colleagues at Sussmann’s former law firm, Perkins Coie.
“I would imagine, you put all those people in grand juries for interviews and you obtain documents, and I think that’s what’s coming,” said Patel, in a development that gives at least some glimmer of hope that accountability for the Russia collusion hoax may ultimately be obtained.