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.
Both sides gave their closing arguments in the false statements trial of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann on Friday, with each accusing the other of using “magic tricks” to try to sway the jury.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 29, 2022
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.
NEW: Jury now has big Durham case in which Hillary Clinton was documented in sworn testimony to have approved the release of smears about Donald Trump in order to destroy him. Obama FBI corruption disclosed at trial may yet save Sussmann. Soonest verdict will be Tuesday…
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 27, 2022
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.