A federal grand jury indicted Democrat/Hillary Clinton Campaign attorney Michael Sussman for lying to the FBI during the Russia investigation.
The indictment brought by John Durham accuses Sussman of hiding the fact that he was working for the Hillary campaign while pushing for an investigation into then-candidate Donald Trump's ties to Russia in 2016.
“...is accused in the indictment of lying to the FBI’s general counsel during a September 2016 meeting by falsely stating he was not representing any legal client as he relayed the information about a possible electronic link between the Trump Organization and the Alfa Bank.
“In fact, Sussmann assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two clients, including a U.S. technology executive and the Clinton Presidential Campaign,” Durham’s office said in a statement announcing the indictment by a Washington, D.C., federal court grand jury.
The indictment says that beginning in July 2016, Sussmann worked with the tech executive, other cyber-researchers, and an American investigative firm to assemble data and documents that Sussman later gave the FBI and media.
“The technology executive, for his part, exploited his access to non-public data at multiple internet companies and enlisted the assistance of researchers at a U.S.-based university who were receiving and analyzing internet data in connection with a pending federal government cybersecurity research contract designed to identify the perpetrators of malicious cyber-attacks and protect U.S. national security,” Durham’s office said.
The indictment charges that those researchers mined that data “to establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative’ that would tie then-presidential candidate Donald Trump to Russia, and which the executive believed would please certain ‘VIPs,’” Durham’s office said.
Sussmann, his law firm and the technology executive also allegedly coordinated with members of Clinton’s campaign in those efforts, according to the indictment.”
So Sussman pushed the FBI to investigate the fraudulent story about the Trump Organization’s ties to Russia’s largest commercial financial institution, Alfa Bank, in secretly communicating with Russian officials.
The FBI ruled out that Alfa Bank was not at all involved in secret Trump-Russia communications.
Sussman will appear in court today.
HotAir.com’s Ed Morrissey asks an interesting question, basically is Sussman a small fish used an attempt to flip him to go after a bigger fish?