US Grand Jury Indicts Clinton-Linked Attorney for Making False Statements to the FBI

© YouTube/MNN NYC Attorney Michael Sussman speaks to the media amid his 2018 bid for New York Attorney General
Attorney Michael Sussman speaks to the media amid his 2018 bid for New York Attorney General - Sputnik International, 1920, 16.09.2021
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Over the past few months, the US Office of Special Counsel has convened a grand jury to obtain documents and witness testimony amid his examination of federal investigators' probe into conspiracy allegations involving Russia and the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump.
Michael Sussmann, a Perkins Coie partner with close ties to the Democratic party, was indicted on Thursday by a grand jury associated with special counsel John Durham's office.
The indictment, obtained by the Washington Post, accuses Sussman - a former federal prosecutor - of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the capacity in which he was providing allegations of cyber links between Russia's Alfa Bank and former US President Donald Trump's Trump Organization.

"Specifically, Sussman stated falsely that he was not doing his work on the aforementioned allegations "for any client," which led the FBI General Counsel to understand that Sussman was acting as a good citizen merely passing along information, not as a paid advocate or political operative," reads the Thursday filing in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Sussman's statement to federal investigators during their September 19, 2016, meeting has been characterized by Durham as "intentionally false and misleading." Furthermore, Sussman testified to congressional investigators in December 2017 that he met with the FBI on behalf of a prominent cybersecurity researcher.
The date of Sussman's meeting with agents falls just days within the five-year statute of limitations period for such a charge.
The indictment from Durham's office hinges on the suspicion that Sussman was secretly working on behalf of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.
CC0 / / John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut since February 2018
John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut since February 2018 - Sputnik International, 1920, 16.09.2021
John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut since February 2018
NBC News highlighted that Clinton's campaign team was pushing the Alfa Bank-Trump Organization story to the press at the time of Sussman's meeting.
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