Another bombshell has come from the ongoing trial of Michael Sussmann, the Clinton-linked attorney who helped push the fake Russia-Trump collusion narrative.
According to the Washington Examiner, it has now been revealed that Sussmann billed Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign for materials that he used to push the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.
Sussmann stands accused by Special Counsel John Durham, the former U.S. attorney who is leading the investigation into the Russia-Trump collusion hoax, of lying to the FBI.
The lie, according to Durham, took place in 2016 when Sussmann met with the FBI in order to present fabricated evidence of a link between Donald Trump and a Russia-linked bank. The so-called evidence was contained on two thumb drives that Sussmann gave the FBI.
The lie, though, has to do with something else, specifically with who it was that Sussmann was working for when he presented this “evidence.”
Sussmann t0ld the FBI that he wasn’t working for anyone. But, Durham says that he has evidence that Sussmann was at least working for the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
Sussmann has pled “not guilty.” He maintains that he did not lie to the FBI about who he was working for.
This week, Durham’s legal team presented some of the evidence they have that Sussmann was working for Clinton’s presidential campaign. That evidence came in the form of testimony from Kori Arsenault, a paralegal for the Depart of Justice.
Arsenault, during her testimony, talked about an expense report from Sussmann that shows Sussmann charging Hillary for America for the purchase of the flash drives that he would end up giving to the FBI.
According to Arsenault, the disbursement report states that the client was Hillary for America and that the purpose of the billing was “general political advice.” A description was also given, which stated, “Sussmann Purchase of new single-use flash drives for secure sharing of files 9/13/16.”
It can’t be much clearer that Sussmann was indeed working for the Clinton campaign when he met with the FBI in 2016.
It remains to be seen how Sussmann’s legal team will respond to this evidence. Fox News reports that Sussmann is considering testifying in his own defense.