Special Counsel John Durham sent new subpoenas last month to Perkins Coie, a law firm that represented Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee, the Gateway Pundit reported.
Durham issued the subpoenas shortly after he charged Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann for lying to the FBI about then-GOP candidate Donald Trump‘s connections to Alfa Bank, which has ties to the Russian government.
The additional subpoenas indicate that Durham may bring more charges against Sussmann or others involved in the conspiracy to undermine Trump’s presidency.
Some have speculated that the dragnet may soon snare high-profile ex-Perkins Coie attorney Marc Elias, who served as chief counsel for the Clinton campaign and was dubbed by Trump Democrats’ “best Election-stealing lawyer.”
Sussmann in mid-September pleaded not guilty shortly after being indicted for making false statements to the FBI. The charge came only days before a five-year statute of limitations was due to expire.
The FBI in September 2016 interviewed Sussmann, who reportedly presented data that showed a relationship between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank.
The FBI could not find any evidence to substantiate Sussmann’s claim.
Sussmann gave a different account of his actions in congressional testimony than he did in his conversation with then Justice Department legal counsel James Baker, with whom he maintained a prior personal relationship.
When speaking with the FBI, Sussmann did not disclose that he was working for Alfa Bank, according to Fox News.
But in sworn testimony before Congress, Sussmann said that Alfa Bank had hired him for a special project at the time that he offered false information to the FBI.
Internal records from Perkins Coie show that Sussmann charged the Clinton campaign for the time that he worked for Alfa Bank, revealing a connection between the former secretary of State’s presidential campaign and the Russia hoax.
Sussmann’s legal team said that he billed work for the Clinton campaign and Alfa Bank together for clerical reasons and that there is no connection between the clients.
The notorious, since-debunked dossier became a primary basis for the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s company and presidential campaign, and the ground on which the corporate media bases their allegations that Trump is a Russian asset.