(Preston Parra, Headline USA) Special Counsel John Durham’s team dropped one bombshell after another, including implications of Clinton operatives using the FBI as a political tool, during the prosecution’s stage in the trial of Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann.
Prosecutors said that Sussmann, acting as an agent of the Clinton campaign, used the FBI as “a political tool” to “manipulate” the bureau on “the eve” of the 2016 presidential election to create an “October surprise” against then-candidate Donald Trump — a plan that “largely succeeded,” reported Fox News.
Federal prosecutor Deborah Brittain Shaw repeatedly drove home a narrative that the case was about “privilege,” a likely sly nudge referring to the Clinton campaign’s scrambling claims of attorney-client privilege to suppress key evidence, noted the Washington Examiner.
Sussmann used his privilege to bypass normal channels to meet with FBI General Counsel James Baker “then sat across from that lawyer and he lied to him.” Those lies were “designed to achieve a political end,” which was to “inject” the FBI into attacking Trump and his campaign.
It was the “privilege of a lawyer who thought he could lie to the FBI without consequences; the privilege of a lawyer who thought that for the powerful, normal rules didn’t apply,” Brittain Shaw said.
“No one should be so privileged as to walk into the FBI and lie.”
Sussman has long claimed that he wasn’t working for “any client” when he met with the FBI.
It took the FBI “less than a day” to blow up that deception and determine the Russia hoax was bogus and was being hustled by Sussmann for the Clinton campaign, according to Epoch Times national affairs reporter John Haughey.
Hellman said it took him and another agent less than a day to ascertain the data and “white papers” on two thumb drives Sussmann gave Baker did not support the Trump-Alfa Bank “secret connection” allegation.— John Haughey (@JFHaughey58) May 17, 2022
Headline USA’s Mark Pellin contributed to this report