Special prosecutor John Durham has indicted former Hillary Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann for allegedly lying to the FBI.
“Sussmann, who worked through his firm as an attorney for the Hillary Clinton campaign, is accused in a grand jury indictment returned Thursday of a single felony count of making a false statement during a September 2016 meeting with FBI General Counsel James Baker,” Politico reported Thursday.
“Prosecutors allege Sussmann lied by denying that he was representing any client as he told the FBI about digital evidence allegedly linking computers in Trump Tower to Russia’s Alfa Bank,” the report added.
In a statement to the New York Times, Sussmann’s attorneys said he “has committed no crime” and that a prosecution “would be baseless, unprecedented and an unwarranted deviation from the apolitical and principled way in which the Department of Justice is supposed to do its work.”
“We are confident that if Mr. Sussmann is charged, he will prevail at trial and vindicate his good name,” they said.
Special Counsel John Durham seeks to indict DNC lawyer Michael Sussmann for lying to the FBI re: meeting done on behalf of Clinton campaign.
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 15, 2021
The interesting case brings Clinton back into the headlines, but not in a way she would like. The case may continue for some time, but was clearly filed for now to avoid missing out due to the statute of limitations.