USA 2020 Elections: Thread

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Thu May 26 23:16:22 PDT 2022

Clinton, Sussman, et al... election fraud conspirators at large.

Sussman Trial Day 8: Ex-Clinton Lawyer Told Different Stories To
Congress And FBI, Jury Hears

A lawyer representing Hillary Clinton’s campaign told members of
Congress in 2017 that he took information about Donald Trump and
Russia to the FBI on behalf of a client, even though he told the
bureau previously that he was bringing the data on his own volition,
jurors in federal court heard on May 25.

“I think it’s most accurate to say it was done on behalf of my
client,” Michael Sussmann, the lawyer, told the House Intelligence
Committee on Dec. 18, 2017.
Michael Sussmann arrives at federal court in Washington on May 18,
2022. (Teng Chen for The Epoch Times)

Portions of the transcript were read into the record as prosecutors
with special counsel John Durham’s team wrapped up their case against
Sussmann, who is on trial on the charge of lying to the FBI.

Sussmann texted James Baker, a bureau lawyer, in September 2016 asking
for a meeting so he could share information, but claimed he was coming
forward on his own accord, not as part of his representation of any

Sussmann, with Perkins Coie, at the time was representing both the
Clinton campaign and Rodney Joffe, a technology executive who has said
he was promised a position in the government if Clinton won the 2016

The parties colluded in gathering data and claiming that it showed a
secret link between Trump and Russia’s Alfa Bank, prosecutors say.
They hoped to sway the election in Clinton’s favor.

About 14 months after handing over the allegations to Baker—the FBI
and the CIA both deemed the claims false—Sussmann sat before the House
panel and told members that he received the Trump-Russia information
from a client, whom he indicated was not the Clinton campaign. He also
said he did not go to the FBI and CIA on his own volition but was
directed by his client to go to the agencies and hand over the

“We had a conversation, as lawyers do with their clients, about client
needs and objectives and the best course to take for a client. And so
it may have been a decision that we came to together. I don’t want to
imply that I was sort of directed to do something against my better
judgment, or that we were in any sort of conflict, but this was—I
think it’s most accurate to say it was done on behalf of my client,”
Sussmann said before the panel.

Clinton campaign officials have testified that they did not approve of
Sussmann going to the FBI. They hoped that media outlets would publish
stories on the Trump-Alfa Bank claims, and feared going to the bureau
would delay the articles.

Defense lawyers, meanwhile, called their first witnesses—several
former Department of Justice employees, including former Associate
Deputy Attorney General Tashina Gauhar.

According to notes Gauhar took at a March 6, 2017, meeting that
involved top officials, there was an awareness that Sussmann brought
the information for a client or clients.

Then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said during the meeting that
the Trump-Alfa Bank claims came from an “attorney” who “brought [them]
to [the] FBI on behalf of his client,” with the last word possibly
being “clients.”

Gauhar said on the stand she did not remember the meeting but said she
recognized the notes as ones she took. When pointed to the part about
McCabe, Gauhar said she didn’t recall that moment.

Another former DOJ official, Mary McCord, was questioned as the
defense introduced her notes, which stated that an attorney brought
the allegations to Baker and that the attorney did not “say who client

Baker testified earlier in the trial that Sussmann told him when their
meeting first started that he was not coming on behalf of any
particular client, and that he was “very confident” of the
recollection. He did not take notes of the meeting.

Baker also said he could only vaguely remember the 2017 meeting, for
which he was listed as a participant, and did not remember anything
that was said.

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