Saturday, May 14, 2022

PSA: Goes On Trials Tomorrow

In the person of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman: John Sexton at Haut Hair, The trial of Michael Sussmann starts Monday

When we last checked in with the John Durham case against Michael Sussmann, Durham’s team had asked the judge to decide whether a small group of Fusion GPS emails were covered by attorney-client privilege. According to lawyers for Clinton’s 2016 campaign, Fusion GPS was hired solely to provide legal advice about defamation and libel laws which meant everything they did was legal consulting work. Judge Christopher Cooper didn’t seem to buy that claim and yesterday announced that Fusion GPS would have to turn over 22 emails to the prosecutors.
Fusion, the Clinton campaign and its law firm Perkins Coie say the emails don’t show any wrongdoing, but they have fought in court to prevent Durham from obtaining them…

“Fusion did more in connection with the Alfa Bank allegations than simply provide information and analysis to (Clinton campaign lawyer Marc) Elias so that he could better advise the Campaign on defamation risk,” federal Judge Christopher Cooper wrote in a ruling, explaining that the emails went beyond typical attorney-client work.

“It is clear that Fusion employees also interacted with the press as part of an affirmative media relations effort by the Clinton Campaign. That effort included pitching certain stories, providing information on background, and answering reporters’ questions,” Cooper wrote.
That’s a clear win for Durham’s team, though the judge also said that prosecutors can’t use those emails in the case against Sussmann because they will be turned over on the eve of his trial which starts Monday. Yesterday the Washington Post described the trial as the first real test of Durham’s approach to the case.
The charge against Sussmann is the first Durham case to go to trial. A Washington-based researcher faces trial later this year for allegedly lying to the FBI about how he collected allegations against Trump. In 2020, a former FBI lawyer pleaded guilty to illegally changing a government record.

Robert Mintz, another former federal prosecutor, said the trial next week “will be the first real test” of Durham’s work. By going to trial, he said,Sussmann has “thrown down the gauntlet and challenged the significance of the prosecution and the wisdom of bringing the case.”…

“The strategy,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew DeFilippis said in court Monday, “was to create news stories … to get the government to investigate it … and to get the press to report the government was investigating.”…

Prosecutors signaled this week that they plan to call a host of current and former law enforcement officials to describe how the FBI pursued the Alfa Bank accusations, and to paint Sussmann as part of a “joint venture” that included Joffe, Clinton’s campaign, research firm Fusion GPS and cybersecurity experts.
Over at the Wall Street Journal, Kimberley Strassel argued yesterday that Durham’s team has already gone a long way to revealing the machinations behind the scenes of the Clinton campaign, Perkins Coie, Fusion GPS and the rest . . .

I used to follow, and post the Russiagate and Durham trial material daily, but lately progress has been slow and incremental, and stuff has been going into cold storage for periodic update posts. But now it looks like it's coming to a head. I still have considerable doubt that even John Durham can find 12 jurors in Washington D.C. objective enough to look at the evidence and decide that a Democrat lawyer working for Hillary Clinton broke the law. Nevertheless, I look forward to the trial revealing the grand scheme of the Clinton campaign to dirty Trump (which is not in itself illegal, just dirty), and to use her sway, and the sway of the Democrat party to wrangle the offices of federal government, DOJ, FBI, CIA, and likely the NSA into going along. I doubt they needed much more than a little encouragement and cover. At least the perfidies of the Clinton crime family and their governmental enablers will be aired in public. 

UPDATE: I screwed up. Now it's tomorrow.

Linked at Pirate's Cove in the weekly Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup and links. 

Below the fold, my accumulated Durham related posts, still more or less in their original order, so new stuff is at the bottom:

Judge denies Clinton campaign lawyer's bid to strike Durham snooping revelations | Washington Examiner
Durham-related emails prompt DARPA to deny involvement in attributing 2016 DNC hack to Russia | Washington Examiner
Exclusive: Researcher Says He Saw Holes In Alfa Bank Hoax Beforehand
Durham's Trump-Russia Report Likely To Be Made Public: Justice Official
Durham to produce 'large volume' of classified discovery in Steele dossier source case | Washington Examiner
In hearing on Sussmann case, Durham's team reveals a little of their plan for prosecution – HotAir
5 Takeaways From Lawyer Michael Sussmann's Latest Attempt To Get Spygate Charges Dismissed
The Alfa Bank Hoax Is Looking A Lot Like Crossfire Hurricane
Durham bombshell: Prosecutor unveils smoking gun FBI text message, 'joint venture' to smear Trump | Just The News
Durham Releases ‘Smoking Gun’ in Case Against Hillary Lawyer – PJ Media
Durham reveals text message that confirms Sussmann lied to the FBI – HotAir
Durham Prosecutors Provide Evidence of Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussmann Lying to FBI - The Last Refuge
Durham bombshell: Prosecutor unveils smoking gun FBI text message, 'joint venture' to smear Trump | Just The News
Durham evidence creates timeline of relentless Democrat effort to sell Russia collusion hoax | Just The News
5 Takeaways From The Newly Filed Special Counsel Motions
Durham: Text Message Implicates Hillary Clinton Campaign in ‘Conspiracy’ | Neon Nettle
Clinton 2016 campaign, lawyer, tech exec in 'joint venture' to smear Trump, Durham alleges
Durham Filings Reveal Timeline of Conspiracy to Frame Trump – PJ Media
JustOneMinute: Durham Chugging Along
Will The Court Allow The Special Counsel To See Clinton Documents?
Former attorney general expects no Durham charges against Obama | Washington Examiner
Durham Questions Clinton Campaign’s Privilege Claims, Demands Court Review Them | The Daily Caller
Democratic lawyer Sussmann fights Durham's use of FBI expert testimony on Alfa Bank data accuracy | Washington Examiner
Special Counsel John Durham continues his focus on the Hillary Clinton Campaign
5 Takeaways from Special Counsel John Durham’s Investigation of the Russian Collusion Narrative - The Foreign Desk | by Lisa Daftari
One Key Argument For Michael Sussmann’s Defense Has Crumbled
Judge Rules Case Against Former Clinton Campaign Lawyer Will Proceed | The Daily Caller
Durham Judge Drops Hammer on Clinton Lawyer: Blow Whistle or Face Trial | Neon Nettle
Latest Durham Filing on Sussmann Shows the Net Is Tightening, People Are Flipping – RedState
Latest Durham Filing Indicates Special Counsel Thesis of Sussmann Prosecution - FBI Was Duped While CIA Tried to Save Country From Clinton Schemes - The Last Refuge
Durham says CIA found data alleging Trump-Russia connection not 'technically plausible,' was 'user created' | Fox News
Former Clinton Campaign Lawyer Made False Statements to Second Government Agency: Durham
John Durham says CIA knew Trump-Russia plot was 'user created'
It Sure Looks Like John Durham Has Made a Decision on Trump Dossier Author Christopher Steele – RedState
Durham: Five Witnesses Connected to the Clinton Campaign’s False Russian Claims Have Refused to Cooperate – JONATHAN TURLEY
Major Durham Filing Delivers Another Crushing Blow to the Russian Collusion Hoax
Ace of Spades HQ Hillary Clinton Campaign Intervenes As a 3rd Party in Durham Prosecution of Michael Sussman; Claims Durham Cannot Subpeona Documents From FusionGPS, Because "Hillary for America" Had Hired the Dirt-Digging Company For... Legal Services
Ace of Spades HQ Biden Tells Obama That He's Running For Reelection In 2024 And Also That He Once Went 15 Rounds With Rocky Graziano And Planted Betty Grable A Big Ol' Smooch Right On The Kisser
Hillary for America and Fusion GPS Make Desperate Move to Fend off John Durham – RedState
Here's the Tweet Clinton's Lawyer Doesn't Want Admitted as Evidence in Durham Case – PJ Media
Docs: Democrats Sicced The CIA On Their Domestic Enemy, Trump
New Emails Raise Questions About Defense Involvement In Spygate
Clinton senior campaign team leaves cohort Sussmann in tough spot ahead of Durham trial | Just The News
Durham Probe: Michael Sussmann Prosecution and Hillary Clinton Campaign | National Review
Instapundit » Blog Archive » ABOUT TIME: Durham’s Investigation Is Finally Getting Interesting: Reading the Clinton tea leave…
Docs: Spygate Researchers Did Work For Former Special Counsel Mueller
Special Prosecutor Filing Outlines Clearest, Most Detailed, Construct of Hillary Clinton Joint Venture Conspiracy to Fabricate Trump-Russia Narrative - The Last Refuge
Durham issues trial subpoenas to Clinton campaign and DNC | Washington Examiner
Sunday Talks, Maria Bartiromo Interviews Ratcliffe About Durham - The Last Refuge
Clinton campaign's 11th hour attorney privilege ploy likely to backfire in Durham case | Just The News
John Durham Springs His Trap After 'Hillary for America' Walks Right Into It – RedState
John Durham Subpoenas Members of Clinton Campaign and DNC – PJ Media
Durham says Sussmann part of 'joint venture' to help Clinton campaign, smear Trump with Russia dirt | Just The News
Letter: No, Hillary Can’t Try To Hide Her Oppo From The Special Counsel
Ratcliffe predicts still-classified documents will blow Durham inquiry wide open | Washington Examiner
Durham's latest: He has hundreds of e-mails between Fusion GPS and reporters
Cernovich on Twitter: "Twitter lawyer Jim Baker, when general counsel of the FBI, personally arranged a meeting between the FBI and Michael Sussmann. In this meeting, Sussmann presented fabricated evidence in the Alfa bank matter. @elonmusk, this is who is inside Twitter. He facilitated fraud." / Twitter
Durham accidentally releases Fusion GPS emails that were meant to be under seal | Washington Examiner
Russia Hoax: Durham Staffer Accidentally Reveals Emails Showing Coordination Between Fusion GPS And Media | ZeroHedge
Durham May Have Enough to Pursue Conspiracy Charges in Russiagate Investigation – PJ Media
Durham team raises possibility 'Tech Exec-1' in Sussmann case committed fraud | Washington Examiner
Durham unmasks alliance between media, Democrat dirt diggers that triggered false Russia story | Just The News
Durham’s Damning Evidence of Collusion Between Clinton Operatives and Media to Spread Trump-Russia Hoax – PJ Media
Emails Surface More Evidence Clinton Paid For Anti-Trump Disinformation
Why Hillary Clinton Can’t Hide 38 Documents From The Special Counsel
Durham raises FEC ruling against Clinton and DNC in attorney-client privilege battle | Washington Examiner
John Durham Secures a Big Victory Against Hillary for America and Fusion GPS – RedState
Judge will review attorney-client privilege claims made by Clinton campaign and Fusion GPS – HotAir
Dossier author Christopher Steele looms large over Durham trial | Washington Examiner
To Spy on a Trump Aide, the FBI Pursued a Dossier Rumor the Press Shot Down as 'Bullshit' | RealClearInvestigations
Instapundit » Blog Archive » MORE EVIDENCE RUSSIAGATE WAS ‘DEEP STATE’ INVENTION: Margot Cleveland has been one of the handful of…
Durham Scores Huge Victory Against Hillary Camp and Fusion GPS – PJ Media
Durham Gets Mixed Bag Decision on Motion but Clinton Team Still up a Creek Without Paddle – RedState
Durham Prosecution and Sussmann Defense Outline Trial Witnesses - The Last Refuge
Spygate Judge Tries To Protect Hillary Clinton In Latest Pre-Trial Rulings
New DOJ Notes Reveal FBI Panic After Trump Tweeted He Knew He Was Being Spied On | ZeroHedge
Durham-Sussmann notes battle pulls back curtain on Trump-era FBI | Washington Examiner
Strzok pushed falsehood on Trump-Russia inquiry origin in 2017, notes indicate | Washington Examiner
The Three Stooges Who Helped Write The Steele Dossier - The Lid
Fusion GPS ordered to turn over emails to special counsel Durham in ongoing probe | Just The News
Ex-New York Times reporter asked that his testimony be protected in next week's Sussmann trial | Just The News

and just for good measure, a bit of catch up on "Russiagate" as a whole:

Don Surber: Jon Stewart boldly takes on Mueller 4 years too late
BARR: No Longer Your Father’s FBI | The Daily Caller
The Scandal Obama Still Won’t Acknowledge - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Media Collusion: Nets Silent on Hillary Being Fined Over Sketchy Steele Dossier | Newsbusters
Biden DOJ helps Trump by blocking Strzok's efforts to force deposition | Washington Examiner
What The Media Still Isn't Telling You About Russiagate | ZeroHedge
The Biden administrative continues the Democrat war against Mike Flynn - American Thinker
Exclusive: Researchers Said DNC Hack Claims Relied On 'Spoofed' Data

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