Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, has been confirmed as the “foreign policy advisor” referenced in the grand jury indictment of former Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann tied to the ongoing Russia-Gate hoax investigation, according to Fox News.
Special counsel John Durham charged Sussmann with lying to the FBI in September. Durham alleged Sussmann met with then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in 2016 and told Baker that he did not work “for any client,” even though he was representing the Clinton campaign at the time. He even billed the Clinton campaign for the meeting with Baker, according to Durham’s indictment.
Durham also revealed that Sussmann had been in regular contact with “the Clinton campaign’s manager, communications director, and foreign policy adviser” concerning the allegations of Trump-Russian collusion that he made to Baker.
The “foreign policy adviser” named in the indictment is Sullivan, two well-placed sources confirmed this week.
Sullivan’s potential role in the Russia-Gate hoax raises serious questions about his position with the Biden administration, especially since his wife has ties to Attorney General Merrick Garland, who could theoretically stop Durham’s investigation at any point.
Although there is no indication that Sullivan is a target of Durham’s investigation, sources said he is facing scrutiny for potentially false statements he made about his involvement with Sussmann.
As a senior foreign policy adviser to Clinton, Sullivan spearheaded what was known inside her campaign as a “confidential project” to link Trump to Russia through dubious email-server records provided to the agencies, sources told RealClearInvestigations.
As part of this project, Sullivan was briefed on Fusion GPS’s development of opposition research materials that were ultimately used to launch the Russia-Gate hoax, the sources added.
But in 2017, Sullivan testified before Congress that he did not know Fusion GPS, a firm hired by Clinton ally Marc Elias, was involved in the effort. When asked about Sullivan’s role in the Russia-Gate hoax this week, the White House claimed ignorance.
“I don’t know anything about what you’re you’re just mentioning,” deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. “So I have to to talk to our team.”