Whoa – Durham Finally Indicts Hillary’s Lawyer 5 Years After Russiagate
Color me surprised! Most of us, including President Trump, were seriously questioning whether US Attorney John Durham was perhaps a mythical creature. It’s been five years now since the Hillary Clinton campaign worked directly with the FBI to fabricate the Russia hoax. No one responsible for the completely fabricated Russian collusion hoax has been held to account. That changed late last week, when Durham was able to have a grand jury indict attorney Michael Sussman on a charge of lying to the FBI. It sounds like small potatoes, but at least this will be career-ending for one of Hillary’s lawyers, if he is found guilty.
The statute of limitations on the crime that Sussman is accused of was set to expire on Friday. If Durham was going to charge Sussman, it had to be done before that day. The fact that Durham actually did charge Sussman in time gives me hope that we will see a string of indictments between now and January 20, 2022.
Sussman is a cybersecurity lawyer who works for Perkins Coie, the firm that Hillary used as a cutaway to hire Fusion GPS. Hillary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), who was the head of the DNC at the time, paid Perkins Coie to contract with Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS then concocted the fake Russian potty dossier with the help of British spy Christopher Steele. Yadda-yadda-yadda, you know all this already, right?
The heads of the conspiracy to frame the Trump campaign were Barack Obama, Joe Biden, James Comey and John Brennan. Comey compartmentalized the operation to his top loyalists at the FBI, like Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and others. Other people working at the FBI, despite being a bunch of corrupt career bureaucrats, were suspicious that the Russian potty dossier stuff was actually opposition research from a political campaign.
Then-FBI General Counsel James Baker asked Sussman, who was “corroborating” some of the fake dossier stuff, whether he was working for a campaign. Sussman lied to the FBI in his answer, claiming that he was just a concerned citizen who just so happened to be researching Alfa Bank in Russia and just happened to come across some info about the Trump campaign and figured he’d better tell the FBI.
The FBI never found any evidence that anyone from the Trump campaign had ever communicated with the Russian bank, let alone passed money from the Kremlin to the campaign. Durham’s team checked the billing records at Perkins Coie and discovered that in fact, Sussman billed his hours looking into Alfa Bank directly to the 2016 Clinton campaign. Sussman (allegedly) lied to the FBI.
Durham’s team will still have to prove this at trial, but it looks like they’ve caught Sussman red-handed. The grand jury returned the indictment against Sussman the same day that they were empaneled. If Sussman is found guilty at trial, there will be no justification for the Bar Association to allow him to keep his law license. Sussman’s legal career will be over, in addition to any jail time or fines that he ends up paying.
Here’s why we should all be a bit hopeful about the Durham investigation once again.
First, John Durham is real. He’s not a unicorn or bigfoot or some other mythical creature. He actually exists.
Second, Durham could have let the statute of limitations expire on Sussman if this was going to be a big coverup in the end. He didn’t. He indicted Sussman and that’s a big deal, because Sussman was working directly for a much bigger fish: Hillary Clinton.
Third, it looks like Durham’s team is being meticulous and thorough in building rock-solid cases against the Russia hoaxers. Durham was confident that he could get an indictment against Sussman, even at the last minute. The evidence was that convincing.
Between now and next January 20, the statute of limitations is going to run out on a bunch of players in the Russia hoax, at least on the charge of lying to the FBI. This is awesome! It means that Sussman is only first of what should be a string of indictments against Hillary’s lawyers, Fusion GPS, and hopefully some of those at the top of the food chain. I don’t expect we’ll see Hillary or Obama arrested at the end of this, but I’m much more confident that we’ll get to see Peter Strzok and possibly James Comey in handcuffs!