(TheConservativeNews.org) – The jury found former Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann not guilty of one count of lying to FBI General Counsel James Baker. Sussmann allegedly told James Baker that he wasn’t representing any client when he provided him with the debunked Alfa Bank smear alleging a connection between the Trump team and Russia.
The evidence showed that Sussmann billed the Clinton campaign for the time he was talking to Baker.
There was an explicit text indicating that he said he wasn’t representing any client. In the text, Sussmann said, “Jim — it’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss. Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow? I’m coming on my own — not on behalf of a client or company — want to help the Bureau. Thanks.”
James Baker said he likely wouldn’t have referred the case out for investigation, had he known of the Clinton connection. That would seem to prove the “materiality” requirement of the charge.
Sussmann similarly told the CIA that he wasn’t representing any client when he gave the same information to them in February 2017.
Regardless of the verdict, Durham did show that the Clinton campaign was working to smear President Donald Trump with false information. Robby Mook admit that Hillary Clinton had okayed the smear to the media. You had a Clinton lawyer going to the FBI with that information, then charging the Clinton campaign. That’s an unarguable fact that the Democrats can no longer deny. This trial was about showing the greater point than it was about just the Sussmann charge.
Durham still has the Danchenko case ongoing, and there is also an FBI internal investigation ongoing regarding the FBI behavior in the Russia probe. That’s important when you’re looking not just at the Clinton campaign involvement, but the actions of the FBI.
Former Attorney General Bill Barr even called the actions by the Clinton campaign “seditious,” a big term and likely one that is not lightly thrown around, in terms of the evidence.
However, after the verdict on the Sussmann case came back not guilty, many are asking, will Democrats ever be held responsible? The evidence did show to the world that the Clinton campaign was behind the smears that divided the nation.