Sussmann trial goes to jury, judge says no verdict until next week

Those who worked for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, in various capacities, likely won’t get a lot of sleep this weekend as the trial of former campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann enters its final phase.

As Fox News reported, Sussmann’s fate now rests in the hands of a jury, as the judge ordered the jury into deliberations on Friday, and instructed the jury that he won’t receive a verdict until “next week.” Given that Monday is Memorial Day, the earliest that a verdict could be reached is on Tuesday, when the jury convenes.

Sussmann was charged by Durham with making a false statement to the FBI concerning ties between former President Donald Trump and Alfa Bank in Russia. The claim was false, and Sussmann, at the time, told the FBI he wasn’t sharing the information on behalf of a client.

Special Counsel Durham claims Sussmann lied about why he shared the information, which was really on behalf of then-candidate Clinton in an effort to hamstring then-candidate Trump.

As shown in documents, Sussmann billed the Clinton campaign for that particular meeting he had with the FBI.

Controversy has already surrounded the jury in the trial, as several the jurors reportedly have ties to various Democrats, including three Clinton donors, one donor to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and a woman whose daughter is on the same sports team with Sussmann’s daughter.

Only time will tell if such a jury decides Sussmann is guilty, and if so, what that means for Clinton and others higher up the proverbial food chain.