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October 5, 2021 - Kash Patel, former official in the Trump administration discusses Durham, Millie, China, and Afghanistan

        The Durham investigation is progressing rapidly now.

 
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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconOct-6 7:37 AM 
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October 6, 2021

          "Durham may have some more indictments left to bring. As for a comprehensive explanation of what happened in Russiagate, though, we will probably have to wait for his final report . . . assuming the Biden Justice Department allows it to be made public."

           Biden won't be "President" forever.

https://nypost.com/2021/10/01/collusion-pushers-in-a-spin-over-durham-indictment-linked-to-clinton-camp/

‘Collusion’ pushers in a spin over Durham indictment linked to Clinton camp

What a surprise: The media-Democrat complex that, for years, attempted to convince the country that a sitting US president was a clandestine agent of Russia is now spinning wildly, trying to persuade Americans that its politicized suspicions actually amounted to compelling evidence of Donald Trump’s “collusion” with Moscow.

That is the fallout from special counsel John Durham’s indictment of Democratic attorney Michael Sussmann, and of the related reports that the prosecutor has subpoenaed additional information from Sussmann’s former firm Perkins Coie, the lawyers for the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Durham indicted Sussmann for lying to the FBI about whom he was working for (he pleaded not guilty). In peddling flimsy evidence that servers at a Russian bank proved a Kremlin communications back channel to Trump, Sussmann, a former DOJ lawyer, allegedly claimed not to be working for anyone — just a good citizen!

In reality, he was working for tech entrepreneur Rodney Joffe, who was angling for a job in the anticipated Hillary Clinton administration. Sussmann was also logging his time to Perkins Coie’s Clinton campaign client account.

More intriguing than the narrow charge is the indictment’s 27-page description of the context. Durham’s theory appears to be that the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was essentially manufactured by the Clinton campaign. To produce dirt on Trump, the campaign relied on its Perkins Coie lawyers, obviously figuring their consultations would remain concealed under the attorney-client privilege.

Perkins Coie, in turn, retained rabidly anti-Trump researchers at Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS, which recruited Christopher Steele, a rabidly anti-Trump former British spy. It seems not to have mattered to Camp Clinton whether the Trump dirt was concocted rather than uncovered.

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Typical of Durham, he is proceeding cautiously because having an overarching theory does not necessarily mean he has an overarching crime.

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Consequently, the collusion propagandists are morphing into propaganda apologists, insisting that Camp Clinton operatives had good-faith reasons — even patriotic reasons — for the innuendo-laced case they contrived against Mrs. Clinton’s political opponent. Obviously, Durham is still investigating and is not yet ready to draw firm conclusions.

For now, two things are worth noting:

First, remember that at the time Perkins Coie tried to sell the FBI on an Alfa Bank angle of Trump-Russia, the bureau was simultaneously pressing the absurd Steele dossier (produced for the Clinton campaign by Fusion GPS via Perkins Coie) on the FISA court, in order to get authorization to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser. The bureau concluded the Alfa Bank allegation was meritless. That is, at a time when they were so desperate they were willing to rely on the frivolous Steele claims, they nevertheless turned their noses up at the Alfa Bank story.

Second, Durham is not an ordinary prosecutor but a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department. Ordinary prosecutors either file indictments or quietly close investigations without charges. Special counsels write lengthy reports describing their findings in detail, including evidence indicative of corruption and abuse of power that may not qualify for prosecution under the strictures of the penal law.

Durham may have some more indictments left to bring. As for a comprehensive explanation of what happened in Russiagate, though, we will probably have to wait for his final report . . . assuming the Biden Justice Department allows it to be made public.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconOct-7 8:44 AM 
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October 7, 2021

       "Most recently, John Durham’s indictment of former cybersecurity attorney and Hillary Clinton Campaign attorney, Michael Sussman, serves as a damning repudiation of the media’s obsession with the collusion story."

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/president-trump-sends-official-letter-pulitzer-committee-revoke-2018-journalism-award-fake-news-reporters-ny-times-washington-post/

President Trump Sends Official Letter to Pulitzer Committee to Revoke 2018 Journalism Award to Fake News Reporters at NY Times and Washington Post

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Letter to the Pulitzer Prizes
Re:       Demand for Revocation of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

Dear Mr. Kliment:

I call on the Pulitzer Prize Board to immediately rescind the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting awarded to the staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post, which was based on false reporting of a non-existent link between the Kremlin and the Trump Campaign. As has been widely publicized, the coverage was no more than a politically motivated farce which attempted to spin a false narrative that my campaign supposedly colluded with Russia despite a complete lack of evidence underpinning this allegation.

When the Board announced the prize, it lauded the recipients “for deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nations’ understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team, and his eventual administration.” Specifically, the prize was awarded for a series of articles centered around the now-debunked Russia collusion conspiracy theory. The headlines themselves were extremely sensational and leaned heavily on unsubstantiated anonymous sources. For example, much of the information contained in these articles were credited to “people with knowledge,” “current and former officials,” “some senior U.S. officials,” and other vaguely defined individuals. As a result, the public was deprived of an independent means of assessing their credibility, their potential for political bias, and the source of their knowledge.

For two years, these institutions feverishly pushed one Russia story after another and – despite lacking any credible evidence – attempted to persuade the public that my campaign had colluded with the Russian government. Contemporaneously with that reporting, numerous conservative news outlets and commentators questioned the legitimacy of these reports, exposing the clear logical fallacies contained in their narratives and pointing to the clear lack of evidence underpinning them.

It has since been confirmed that the allegations were false and I have been exonerated of these charges. Most recently, John Durham’s indictment of former cybersecurity attorney and Hillary Clinton Campaign attorney, Michael Sussman, serves as a damning repudiation of the media’s obsession with the collusion story. The indictment pointedly accuses Mr. Sussman of making false statements to the FBI when he presented “evidence” purporting to show secret communications between my organization and the Russia-based Alfa Bank. At the time, Mr. Sussman assured the FBI that he was providing this information of his own accord, and not at the behest of any particular individual or entity. The indictment reveals, however, that Mr. Sussman was working with other Democrats and billing his time to the Clinton campaign. Importantly, the indictment reinforces the falsehood of the Alfa Bank connection, stating that “the FBI’s investigation revealed that the e-mail server at issue was not owned or operated by the Trump Organization but, rather, had been administered by a mass marketing email company that send advertisements for Trump hotels and hundreds of other clients.”

For over a century, the Pulitzer Prize has been widely recognized as a significant achievement in the field of journalism. It has been viewed by many as an honor that is meant to be bestowed upon well-deserving recipients in recognition of their groundbreaking journalistic efforts. This level of reverence carries with it a very important connotation, namely that the reporting itself is inherently deemed credible, well-sourced and trustworthy. Given this powerful presumption, there is a heavy burden to ensure that these works are continuously and closely examined as to the veracity of the information contained therein. When it becomes apparent that a Pulitzer Prize-winning work was based on shoddy, dubious and manifestly false reporting – as is the case here – the Pulitzer Prize Board must react accordingly.

Ultimately, my hope is that the recipients of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, The New York Times and The Washington Post, will voluntarily surrender this award in light of recent revelations. However, should they fail to do so, I would expect that you will take the necessary steps to rectify the situation, including stripping the recipients of their prize and retracting the false statements which remain on the Pulitzer website. Without holding the recipients to such a high standard of accountability, the integrity of the Pulitzer Prize namesake stands to be wholly compromised.

Sincerely, Donald J. Trump

 

 
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October 10, 2021

https://technofog.substack.com/p/ig-horowitz-discovers-more-fbi-abuses

Inspector General Horowitz discovers more FBI abuses of FISA process

A bad day for FBI Director Wray

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Last year, IG Horowitz reviewed 29 random FISA applications. He found “that the FBI was not meeting the expectations of its own protocols.” As he reported in March 2020:

“We identified numerous instances of non-compliance with the Woods Procedures in the 25 Woods Files that were made available to us to review; and we reported that the FBI was unable to produce the original version of the remaining 4 Woods Files we requested.”

More concerning are the latest discoveries after an audit of more FISA applications. These include:

“over 400 instances of non-compliance with the Woods Procedures in connection with those 29 FISA applications”

“over 7,000 FISA applications authorized between January 2015 and March 2020, there were at least 179 instances in which the Woods File required by FBI policy was missing in whole or in part”

The more material errors (aside from losing their own files) included:

To put this into context, in December 2019, after IG Horowitz detailed substantial issues with the Carter Page FISA applications, the FISA Court noted that the misconduct was serious and ordered the FBI to conduct remedial measures to fix the problems of the FBI’s own creation. The FBI promised to take corrective action.

One can’t help but speculate that the FISA Court won’t do much about these latest issues, aside from ordering the FBI to conduct more training. After all, the then-presiding judge of the FISA Court, Judge Boasberg, refused jail time for FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith after he altered an e-mail and lied about Carter Page’s relationship with the CIA.  

Knowing the history of the FISA Court excusing government misconduct, we present the same question now that we did after the Clinesmith sentencing: What does it say about the FISA Court’s “heightened duty of candor” if there aren’t heightened punishments for violating that duty?

And we have one final question - one that has applied to Director Wray for the last few years: how could the FBI Director allow these abuses to continue?

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconOct-14 8:51 AM 
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October 14, 2021

       "Durham is investigating whether they were involved in a scheme to misuse sensitive, nonpublic Internet data, which they had access to through their government contracts, to dredge up derogatory information on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign in 2016 and again in 2017, sources say — political dirt that sent FBI investigators on a wild goose chase. Prosecutors are also investigating whether some of the data presented to the FBI was faked or forged."

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2021/10/07/durham_probes_pentagon_computer_contractors_in_anti-trump_conspiracy_797790.html

Durham Probes Pentagon Computer Contractors in Anti-Trump Conspiracy

Cybersecurity experts who held lucrative Pentagon and homeland security contracts and high-level security clearances are under investigation for potentially abusing their government privileges to aid a 2016 Clinton campaign plot to falsely link Donald Trump to Russia and trigger an FBI investigation of him and his campaign, according to several sources familiar with the work of Special Counsel John Durham.

Durham is investigating whether they were involved in a scheme to misuse sensitive, nonpublic Internet data, which they had access to through their government contracts, to dredge up derogatory information on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign in 2016 and again in 2017, sources say — political dirt that sent FBI investigators on a wild goose chase. Prosecutors are also investigating whether some of the data presented to the FBI was faked or forged. 

These sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive law enforcement matter, said Durham’s investigators have subpoenaed the contractors to turn over documents and testify before a federal grand jury hearing the case. The investigators are exploring potential criminal charges including giving false information to federal agents and defrauding the government, the sources said.

The campaign plot was outlined by Durham last month in a 27-page indictment charging former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann with making a false report to the FBI. The document cites eight individuals who allegedly conspired with Sussmann, but does not identify them by name.

The sources familiar with the probe have confirmed that the leader of the team of contractors was Rodney L. Joffe, who has regularly advised the Biden White House on cybersecurity and infrastructure policies. Until last month he was the chief cybersecurity officer at Washington tech contractor Neustar Inc., which federal civil court records show was a longtime client of Sussmann at Perkins Coie, a prominent Democratic law firm recently subpoenaed by Durham. Joffe, 66, has not been charged with a crime.

Neustar has removed Joffe's blog posts from its website. “He no longer works for us,” a spokeswoman said.

A powerful and influential player in the tech world, Joffe tasked a group of computer contractors connected to the Georgia Institute of Technology with finding “anything” in Internet data that would link Trump to Russia and make Democratic “VIPs happy,” according to an August 2016 email Joffe sent to the researchers. The next month, the group accused Trump of maintaining secret backchannel communications to the Kremlin through the email servers of Russia-based Alfa Bank. Those accusations were later determined to be false by the FBI, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Justice Department inspector general and a Senate intelligence panel.

The Sussmann grand jury indictment states that the federal contractors, who mined private Internet records to help "conduct opposition research" in coordination with the Clinton campaign, were driven not by data but by “bias against Trump.”

Joffe’s lawyer has described his client as “apolitical.” He said Joffe brought Sussmann information about Trump he believed to be true out of concern for the nation. 

Steven Tyrrell, a white-collar criminal defense attorney specializing in fraud cases, has confirmed that his client Joffe is the person referred to as “Tech Executive-1” throughout the Sussmann indictment. “Tech Executive-1 exploited his access to nonpublic data at multiple Internet companies to conduct opposition research concerning Trump,” Durham’s grand jury stated. "In furtherance of these efforts, [Joffe] had enlisted, and was continuing to enlist, the assistance of researchers at a U.S.-based university [Georgia Tech] who were receiving and analyzing Internet data in connection with a pending federal government cybersecurity research contract.”

The indictment also alleges that the computer scientists knew the Internet data they compiled was innocuous but sent it to the FBI anyway, sending agents down a dead end: “Sussmann, [Joffe] and [Perkins Coie] had coordinated, and were continuing to coordinate, with representatives and agents of the Clinton campaign with regard to the data and written materials that Sussmann gave to the FBI and the media.”

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In a potential conflict of interest, Attorney General Merrick Garland employed Sullivan's wife Maggie as a law clerk when he was a federal judge. Garland controls the purse strings to Durham’s investigation and whether his final report will be released to the public.

 

 
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October 18, 2021

       "I provided 1,000 intelligence community documents that I think support additional charges that I would expect John Durham to bring,"

Ratcliffe says 1,000 intel documents given to Durham support more charges

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said a raft of documents he provided to special counsel John Durham supports additional charges in his criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation.

A recent grand jury indictment against Michael Sussmann, a cybersecurity lawyer accused of lying to the FBI, is just the tip of the iceberg, Ratcliffe teased during a Fox News interview on Sunday.

"Michael Sussmann's is the first of what I would hope would be a number, based on the fact — I provided not just those declassified documents, but I provided 1,000 intelligence community documents that I think support additional charges that I would expect John Durham to bring," he told host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures.

Ratcliffe, a former Republican congressman from Texas who served as overseer of the nation's 17 intelligence agencies in the latter part of the Trump administration, announced in October that he handed over nearly 1,000 pages of materials to the Justice Department to assist with Durham's investigation into the origins and conduct of the Russia investigation.

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Ratcliffe also declassified two heavily redacted Russia-related documents, including handwritten notes from former CIA Director John Brennan showing he briefed then-President Barack Obama in 2016 on an unverified Russian intelligence report. The report claimed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton planned in July 2016 on tying then-candidate Donald Trump to Russia’s hack of the Democratic National Committee to distract from her improper use of a private email server.

Sussmann, a former attorney at Perkins Coie, is accused of falsely telling the top FBI lawyer he was not representing any clients when acting on behalf of a technology executive and Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign during a September 2016 meeting on possible links between Trump and Russia. Sussman pleaded not guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI, with lawyers insisting he never said he didn't have clients and was representing only the technology executive at the meeting five years ago.

So far, Durham has obtained only a single guilty plea from former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who admitted to altering an email about a Trump campaign aide under government surveillance.

"We said there was FISA abuse. And Kevin Clinesmith was indicted on lying to the FISA court to spy on the Trump campaign. And then, on your show, we talked about this very fact, that the Hillary Clinton campaign created the Trump-Russia collusion. And the intelligence community and the FBI knew that," Ratcliffe said on Sunday. "And they briefed not just President Obama, but Vice President Biden and the entire national security team. I expected and said there would be indictments forthcoming."

 

 
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October 26, 2021

         The big question, which this article makes no attempt to ask or answer, is: "Did the FBI raid Deripaska's home to find evidence, to make sure that evidence is NOT found, or something else?"

BREAKING: FBI Raids Home of Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska This Morning in DC - He's Connected to the Steele Dossier

FBI agents on Tuesday swarmed the home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska in Washington, D.C., an agency spokesperson confirmed to NBC News.

The reason for their presence wasn’t immediately clear. The spokesperson said the agency is conducting “law enforcement activity at the home,” but wouldn’t elaborate.

Deripaska is a billionaire oil tycoon with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was among two dozen Russian oligarchs and officials who were sanctioned by the Treasury Department in April 2018.

We’ve reported on Deripaska in the past. Deripaska was reportedly visited by FBI Agents in the summer of 2016 pitching the Trump-Russia collusion garbage theory.  It looked like they were trying to get Deripaska to work with them in setting up the future President Donald Trump.

We also reported on Deripaska when portions of the Steele dossier were released to the public.  Steele claimed that his work for Deripaska was not part of his work related to his reporting of Carter Page.  Steele also claimed Deripaska had no interaction with his main source for his garbage Steele dossier which the corrupt FBI used to spy on President Trump.

However, it was later reported that Steele’s main source in the Carter Page set up was pictured with Deripaska in June 2016 and with John McCain below.

A Russian hooker who hung out with Deripaska claimed she had Trump-Russia collusion information in an effort to get out of jail.  It worked because the Mueller gang sprung her from jail as soon as they found out.

 

 
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October 27, 2021

        "And it was Sussmann who controlled what the FBI was allowed to see."

       We need to keep in mind that Durham recently indicted Sussman before the statute of limitations on Sussman could run out...and there are many more on Sussman's ship.

Exposed! Clinton lawyers tied to disinformation about Trump

The indictment of Hillary Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann for allegedly lying to the FBI sheds new light on the pivotal role of Democratic operatives in the Russiagate affair. The emerging picture shows Sussmann and his Perkins Coie colleague Marc Elias, the chief counsel for Clinton's 2016 campaign, proceeding on parallel, coordinated tracks to solicit and spread disinformation tying Donald Trump to the Kremlin.

In a detailed charging document last month, Special Counsel John Durham accused Sussmann of concealing his work for the Clinton campaign while trying to sell the FBI on the false claim of a secret Trump backchannel to Russia’s Alfa Bank. But Sussmann's alleged false statement to the FBI in September 2016 wasn't all. Just months before, he helped generate an even more consequential Russia allegation that he also brought to the FBI. In April of that year, Sussmann hired CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm that publicly triggered the Russiagate saga by lodging the still unproven claim that Russia was behind the hack of Democratic National Committee emails released by WikiLeaks.

At the time, CrowdStrike was not the only Clinton campaign contractor focusing on Russia. Just days before Sussmann hired CrowdStrike in April, his partner Elias retained the opposition research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Trump and the Kremlin.

These two Clinton campaign contractors, working directly for two Clinton campaign attorneys, would go on to play highly consequential roles in the ensuing multi-year Russia investigation.

Working secretly for the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS planted Trump-Russia conspiracy theories in the FBI and US media via its subcontractor, former British spy Christopher Steele. The FBI used the Fusion GPS's now debunked "Steele dossier" for investigative leads and multiple surveillance applications putatively targeting Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page.

CrowdStrike, reporting to Sussmann, also proved critical to the FBI's work. Rather than examine the DNC servers for itself, the FBI relied on CrowdStrike's forensics as mediated by Sussmann.

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Although it is widely believed that CrowdStrike worked for the DNC, the firm in fact was retained by Sussmann and his Clinton campaign law firm. As CrowdStrike CEO Shawn Henry told the House committee, his contract was not with the DNC, but instead "with Michael Sussmann from Perkins Coie."

And it was Sussmann who controlled what the FBI was allowed to see. After bringing CrowdStrike on board, Sussmann pushed aggressively to publicize the firm's conclusion that Russian government hackers had attacked the DNC server, according to a December 2016 account in the New York Times.

 

 
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October 28, 2021

Confirmed: John Durham's Investigation Is Much Farther Reaching Than Originally Thought

After years of silence, we finally started to get news regarding John Durham’s probe into the Trump-Russia investigation. As RedState reported, Michael Sussmann, one of the shadowy lawyers at the center of the false Alfa Bank story targeting the Donald Trump campaign, was indicted.

Then something happened last week that raised eyebrows. The FBI raided the residence of Oleg Deripaska. While the left tried to spin it as another move against Paul Manafort, others suspected it had something to do with the Durham investigation.

That theory was bolstered today after it was revealed that the scope of Durham’s investigation is reaching much farther than originally thought.

Durham is definitely making moves if he’s going after Fusion GPS and the DNC along with the individuals he’s targeting. I certainly didn’t expect that given how quiet things have been for so long. I think most had assumed he was getting ready to wrap things up. In fact, there was a report that stated that some months ago. Yet, he’s burst onto the scene with a big indictment and is apparently not done yet.

Could he be getting to the bottom of the DNC “hack,” which has always seemed more likely to be a leak based on the evidence we have? Will Fusion GPS operative Glenn Simpson get caught up in all this? We can hope as it would point to some semblance of justice being administered.

What we do know is that numerous Democrat-backed groups and figures spread false allegations during the 2016 election in order to try to destroy Donald Trump. Those people need to pay a price if we are to ever rid our system of such corruption and interference.

Another piece of news involves Durham’s budget, which AG Merrick Garland all but confirmed has been extended. In other words, he’s not closing up shop anytime soon.

We are looking at a probable expansion of Durham’s reach, and I’m as surprised as anyone. I really thought he was going to deliver nothing. When Sussmann was indicted, I then figured he was the sacrificial lamb and that would be the end of it. But now Durham is branching out into places Democrats really don’t want him snooping around.

Let’s hope there’s a lot more to come as this continues. Nothing will ever truly make amends for what happened during the 2016 election, but corrupt Democrat operatives going to jail would be a nice consolation.

 

 
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October 31, 2021

        "In the scope order, Barr stated that Durham "is authorized to investigate...individuals associated with the administration of President Donald J. Trump, including but not limited to Crossfire Hurricane and the investigation of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III."

Durham to call former FBI general counsel James Baker to testify in case of former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussman

Special Counsel John Durham plans to call former FBI General Counsel James Baker to testify in the case against former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann, who was recently indicted for making false statements to the FBI.

During a virtual status hearing Tuesday, government prosecutors on Durham's team signaled their intention to call Baker to testify as part of the Sussmann case. Sussmann has pleaded not guilty to one count of making a false statement to a federal agent. 

Durham's indictment alleges that Sussmann told then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016 that he was not doing work "for any client" when he requested and held a meeting in which he presented data and evidence of a purported secret communications channel between then-candidate Donald Trump and Alfa Bank, which has ties to the Kremlin. 

The indictment against Sussmann says he lied to Baker when he presented data linking the Trump Organization to a secret server that communicated with Alfa Bank. The indictment indicates Durham may be expanding his investigation to bring separate charges again Sussmann or additional defendants. Sussmann's indictment is the second prosecution to come out of the Durham's probe.  ~~~~~~~~~~~

In the scope order, Barr stated that Durham "is authorized to investigate whether any federal official, employee, or any other person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counter-intelligence, or law-enforcement activities directed at the 2016 presidential campaigns, individuals associated with those campaigns, and individuals associated with the administration of President Donald J. Trump, including but not limited to Crossfire Hurricane and the investigation of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III."

 

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