By Next month, a jury will hear testimony from Michael Sussman, a Democratic-affiliated attorney who has been accused of lying to the FBI. Prior to his trial, a slew of damaging information has been disclosed, which has the potential to prosecute him as well as those involved.
Sussman is to be trialed for supplying the FBI with false information suggesting President Trump had unlawful links to a Russian bank. The Jury claims he failed to disclose that he was working for the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party.
Recently, further evidence was made public that might lead to Sussman being charged with a felony. It was the night before Sussmann met with FBI officials that he sent a text message to an FBI officer explaining that he was “coming on his own, not on behalf of a client or organization,” and that he “wanted to assist the agency.”
Now, it has been discovered that the Democratic National Committee, Fusion GPS, and the Clinton campaign are seeking to keep hundreds of documents from being released to the Durham investigation.
According to the New York Times–
Mr. Durham has accused Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, research firm Fusion GPS, and Democratic law firm Perkins Coie of improperly withholding hundreds of documents relevant to his investigation under the pretext of unfounded attorney-client privilege,” according to the New York Times.
Durham requested that a federal court order the records to be turned up for in-camera examination in a 23-page petition this week, stating that the privilege claims had “no nexus to existing or anticipated litigation or the giving of legal advice.
In response to his request, Durham disclosed that, of the 1,455 documents withheld by Fusion GPS under the pretext of attorney-client privilege or work product protections, just 18 emails and attachments are genuinely involving an attorney or implicate an attorney’s client.
In respect of this, the DNC and Hillary for America — the official name for Hillary Clinton’s campaign — attempted to withhold communications between a Fusion GPS employee and tech executive Rodney Joffe, “even though no one from either the DNC or HFA is copied on any communications device,” according to the filing.