(Pamela Cosel, Headline USA) The trial for former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann includes at least three jurors who previously donated money to Clinton’s 2016 campaign, as reported by Just the News.
Opening arguments began Tuesday in the case, which stems from the ongoing special-counsel investigation led by former US Attorney John Durham.
The trial is expected to subpoena several top Clinton surrogates to testify publicly on the record for the first time about the circumstances that led to the creation of the now-debunked Steele dossier and spread of the Russia-collusion hoax that sought to undermine the legitimacy of former President Donald Trump.
But bias in the Washington, DC, court proceeding may help the plot’s seditious perpetrators elude justice once again.
In addition to the three Clinton donors on the jury, one male juror, who works for Amazon in its public policy department, stated that he was a supporter of socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, the New York Post reported.
Casting off objections from Durham over their clearly leftist leanings, all four were allowed by Judge Christopher Cooper to remain on the panel.
Cooper, who was nominated for his position by former President Barack Obama, also appeared to have a clear-cut conflict of interests.
The judge’s wife is the attorney for former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, one of the top promoters of the Steele dossier.
Page worked closely with then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to obtain the dossier reports from opposition-research firm Fusian GPS via a back-channel connection in the Justice Department.
She also was conducting an adulterous affair with FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was overseeing the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into Trump’s Russia ties.
During the proceedings this week, former FBI agent David Martin testified that it took only a day for the FBI to debunk many of the allegations contained in the Steele dossier.
However Strzok was instrumental in lobbying for the probe to continue despite a lack of “derogatory information,” in violation of the rules of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Cooper’s and the jurors’ intermingling with collusion co-conspirators raised red flags as Sussmann is tried for allegedly lying to the FBI during about Trump’s Russia ties.
The Washington Times reported that one-third of the people who were screened for the jury said they had donated to or had “strong feelings” about Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
Fortunately for prosecutors, potential jurors who indicated they were avowed Clinton supporters were not selected to be on the jury.
Some of the radicals selected as potential jurors in the notoriously left-wing District raised no objections from other side, the New York Post reported.
Among them was a Sierra Club employee who said in her pre-screening questionnaire that “the police should be defunded.”
When asked why, she replied, “They dismantled the Black Panther movement.”
However, the woman indicated that she did not have strong feelings about the Durham investigation.