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In case by Trump-era prosecutor, ex-FBI official says former Clinton campaign lawyer did not disclose client

Politics May 19, 2022 07:31PM ET
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By Jan Wolfe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -An ex-FBI official testified on Thursday that a former lawyer for Hillary Clinton's presidential election campaign said he was not acting on behalf of any client when in 2016 he relayed a tip about Donald Trump's possible ties to Russia.

The Clinton campaign lawyer, Michael Sussmann, is accused of lying to the FBI by hiding his political ties, which he denies. Former FBI general counsel James Baker testified in federal court for several hours on Thursday about a September 2016 meeting with Sussmann.

At that meeting, Sussmann provided a since-discredited tip alleging internet communications between the business of Trump, who was subsequently elected president, and a Russian bank.

Baker said he is “100% confident” that Sussmann told him he was not attending the meeting on behalf of any client.

“I think it was pretty close to the beginning of the meeting. Part of his introduction to the meeting," Baker said.

Baker's testimony bolsters U.S. Special Counsel John Durham, the special prosecutor appointed during Trump's administration to probe any missteps in the FBI's investigation into whether Trump's campaign was colluding with Russia. The case against Sussmann is the first one brought by Durham to culminate in a jury trial.

Durham's team says Sussmann was representing two clients: Clinton's campaign and Rodney Joffe, a technology executive who oversaw the research into the alleged connections between Alfa Bank and the Trump Organization.

Sussmann has pleaded not guilty, and his lawyers have maintained his innocence, saying he never lied to Baker and did not arrange the meeting on behalf of his clients.

"No one told him to go. No one authorized him to go," said attorney Michael Bosworth during opening remarks to jurors on Tuesday.

President Joe Biden's administration has allowed Durham to continue his work.

In case by Trump-era prosecutor, ex-FBI official says former Clinton campaign lawyer did not disclose client
 

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gab nea
gab nea May 20, 2022 8:01AM ET
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is this the result of trump's revenge prosecution of his political opponents? only in today's wacky GOP! this site is enabling the crazies!
Sandy Haggerty
Sandy Haggerty May 20, 2022 8:01AM ET
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Pot / Kettle
gab nea
gab nea May 20, 2022 8:01AM ET
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no counter argument, no debate, no vision ? no intelligence? just keep believing the lies! could you imagine biden or obama using the justice department for revenge political prosecutions? they would be fit to be tied! ultra Hypocrits! waiting for your intelligent remarks.
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gab nea May 20, 2022 7:57AM ET
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hey website, why is this article with very little useful news hanging out on top for so long. no better news? no news from the jan 6 investigation? is this site biased?
Andrew Allen
Andrew Allen May 20, 2022 7:57AM ET
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better news.....Jan 6.......
Andrew Allen
Andrew Allen May 20, 2022 7:57AM ET
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are you implying people should not be biased? are you not biased? who is not biased?
gab nea
gab nea May 20, 2022 7:54AM ET
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what about all the lies by trump and his lawyer Rudy. oh I forgot he might be going to jail soon. not Hillary!
Michael Mcdonough
Michael Mcdonough May 19, 2022 9:58PM ET
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So much for the TWO BOGUS IMPEACHMENTS…DNC thrices on dishonesty and zero ethics..lovley..
Brad Albright
Brad Albright May 19, 2022 6:59PM ET
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Witch hunt!
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Chris Cummins May 19, 2022 6:55PM ET
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This is it! Finally, proof that the election was fake! Proof that Q-anon was correct all this time! MTG and Gaetz knew it all along and Alex Jones (all of the super smart people on the far right).
gab nea
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so this is what Durham's major FBI investigation into trump's alleged ties to russia is to get a lawyer in trouble for allegedly lying. that's it? what about all of trump's lie, no equal justice in america?
Boris Pevzner
Boris Pevzner May 19, 2022 6:27PM ET
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go to college to learn before posting stupid questions
 
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