Former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann’s request to have Special Counsel John Durham’s case against him dismissed. The trial against Sussman will continue and is set to begin next month.
Sussman has been fighting to get the case against him dismissed since February. Durham found that Sussman made a false statement to a federal agent, and Sussman has pled not guilty to that accusation.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper issued a court filing on Wednesday saying, “The FBI opened an investigation based on the information Sussmann provided, but ultimately determined that there was insufficient evidence to support the existence of a communication channel between the Trump campaign and the Russian bank. Sussmann has pled not guilty to the charge and denies lying to the FBI.”
Sussman’s case is extremely important to Republicans, and former President Donald Trump as Sussman’s lies may provide a foothold to bring Hillary Clinton to court.
Sussman was a lynchpin for the Clinton campaign getting the FBI to investigate former President Donald Trump’s campaign. That investigation spawned the Russiagate hoax that was propped up by Clinton and her Democrat allies for years after the 2016 presidential election.
The trial that is set to begin next month could very well be a disaster for Democrats who would much rather forget the infamous Russiagate hoax that has been repeatedly discredited.
As for Hillary Clinton, the last thing she wants to talk about is her campaign manipulating the FBI into investigating a political opponent.
Clinton appears to have presidential aspirations and has been making moves that suggest she wants to run for President in 2024. That won’t be easy if Sussman’s case reveals more damaging information like many Republicans expect.