The information could be key to proving the government’s case against Sussmann, who has been charged with making a false statement to a government agent.
Sussmann, according to Durham, provided information to the CIA that was manufactured, or as the filing says “user-created” and “not technically plausible.”
While the FBI did not come to any conclusions about the authenticity of the information provided by Sussmann, CIA analysts did, according to Durham filings, and came to the conclusion that any connection between Trump and Russia that Sussmann provided was fabricated.
“[The CIA] concluded in early 2017 that the Russian Bank 1 data and Russian Phone Provider 1 data was not ‘technically plausible,’ did not ‘withstand technical scrutiny,’ ‘contained gaps,’ ‘conflicted with [itself]’ and was ‘user-created and not machine/tool generated,’” said the documents Durham filed with a court provided by the Mail.
Letter from Special Counsel John Durham to the attorneys for Michael Sussmann:
FBI and CIA personnel concluded that the purported Alfa Bank/YotaPhone was “potentially incomplete, fabricated, and/or exaggerated.”
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— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) April 15, 2022
Sussmann told a Congressional committee investigating the matter that the information that he provided to the CIA came after his interview with the FBI, according to the Epoch Times.
Although Sussman did disclose his affiliation with the Democrats to the CIA, he told the agency that his contact with the CIA on the matter was unrelated to his work for Clinton.
The substance of the allegations against Sussmann is that he lied to the FBI about his work for the Clinton campaign when he gave them the information he claimed tied Trump to Russia, said the Daily Telegraph.
In that sense his representation to the CIA that the matter was unrelated to any legal work he was doing, was also a lie.
Durham said in the filing that regardless of whether the information is true or not, any steps that the CIA – and FBI- took to investigate the matter is material to the case against Sussmann because the information will help a jury decide if the alleged lie “influenced or impaired government functions,” which is key in deciding whether the lies that Sussman allegedly told were actually criminal actions.