Sussmann allegedly told Baker that he was not working for any client when he brought Baker sensitive information — even though Perkins Coie client-billing records obtained by Durham show that Sussmann was logging his time as spent working for the firm’s Clinton campaign account. The indictment describes the information Sussmann gave Baker as expert analyses (mainly in the form of white papers), which showed a back-channel connection between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. The back channel was said to be established by Internet communications between servers at Trump Tower and at Alfa Bank (a top Russian bank said to have Putin-regime connections).
In fact, the indictment alleges, Sussmann was working for the Clinton campaign and another client — an unidentified cyber expert and executive (Tech Executive-1) — who was expecting to get an important government cybersecurity job if Clinton was elected. (The executive made clear that he — the indictment describes a he — had no interest in working for Trump.) ….
In a nutshell, then, people closely connected to the Clinton campaign use privileged access to nonpublic information for political purposes. They concoct it into a political narrative that they know is baseless but can be convincingly spun to suggest Trump is in cahoots with Putin. They then simultaneously peddle that story line to the media and the FBI — the latter of which opens an investigation of Trump because the Clinton team, in this instance Sussmann, misrepresents its intentions. Sussmann was supposedly bringing this alarming “evidence” to the FBI not for political purposes but because he and his associates were well-meaning citizens concerned about national security. Naturally in this cozy world, Sussmann is a former Department of Justice cybersecurity official who traded on his long-standing professional relationship with Baker, the Bureau’s lawyer.
And this ties into the Steele Dossier scam, McCarthy points out:
So, the Clinton lawyers at Perkins Coie give information to Steele, who folds it into the collusion tall tale he presses on the FBI, without telling the Bureau that he’s working for the Clinton campaign (through his cut-outs, Perkins Coie and Fusion GPS). Simultaneously, the Clinton lawyers are getting suspect information from a cyber-exec client who is hoping for a big job in the anticipated Clinton administration, and one of the lawyers — Sussmann — presses it on the FBI while allegedly lying in order to conceal that he’s actually working for both the Clinton campaign and the selfsame cyber exec who’s hoping for a job in the Clinton administration.
Meantime, having orchestrated the creation of all this smoke, the Clinton campaign exploits it to tell the media and the American people, “See, Trump is a Kremlin mole!”
The other must-read is from Glenn Greenwald, at his substack and on Twitter. Greenwald writes on substack, The Indictment of Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer is an Indictment of the Russiagate Wing of U.S. Media:
The law firm where Sussman is a partner, Perkins Coie, is a major player in Democratic Party politics. One of its partners at the time of the alleged crime, Marc Elias, has become a liberal social media star after having served as General Counsel to the Clinton 2016 campaign. Elias abruptly announced that he was leaving the firm three weeks ago, and thus far no charges have been filed against him.
The lie that Sussman allegedly told the FBI occurred in the context of his mid-2016 attempt to spread a completely fictitious story: that there was a “secret server” discovered by unnamed internet experts that allowed the Trump organization to communicate with Russia-based Alfa Bank. In the context of the 2016 election, in which the Clinton campaign had elevated Trump’s alleged ties to the Kremlin to center stage, this secret communication channel was peddled by Sussman — both to the FBI and to Clinton-friendly journalists — as smoking-gun proof of nefarious activities between Trump and the Russians. Less than two months prior to the 2016 election, Sussman secured a meeting at the FBI’s headquarters with the Bureau’s top lawyer, James Baker, and provided him data which he claimed proved this communication channel.
It was in the course of trying to lure the FBI into investigating this scam conspiracy theory when Sussman allegedly lied to Baker, by concealing the fact — outright denying — that he was peddling the story in his role as lawyer for the Hillary Clinton campaign as well as a lawyer for a “tech executive” hoping to be appointed as the top cybersecurity official in the soon-to-be-inaugurated Clinton administration. Sussman’s claims that he was just acting as a concerned private citizen were negated by numerous documents obtained by Durham’s investigation, including billing records where he charged the Clinton campaign for his work in trying to disseminate this story, including his meeting with Baker at FBI’s headquarters.
The FBI went on a wild goose chase to investigate Sussman’s conspiracy theory. But the Bureau quickly concluded that there was no evidentiary basis to believe any of it….
Had the fraud stopped at the FBI’s doorstep, it wouldn’t have impacted the election and beyond. But Clinton operatives made sure media friends ran with it:
Despite all this, this fraud — one of so many that formed the Russiagate scandal — played a significant role in shaping media coverage of the 2016 election. Spurred on by Hillary Clinton herself, the liberal sector of the corporate media used this fake claim to bolster their narrative that Trump and the Russians were secretly in cahoots. And the story of how they spread this disinformation involves not just the potential criminality outlined in this indictment of Hillary’s lawyer but, even more seriously, a rotted and deeply corrupted media.
Greenwald points to Hillary’s use of the fraud on her own Twitter account:
But by then, the media’s Russiagate fraud was in full force, and could not be stopped by anyone. This particular hoax got a major boost when the candidate herself, Hillary Clinton, posted a tweet on the same day …….
In the substack Greenwald names and details the media perps, as he also did on Twitter, showing the circular nature of the Clinton scam:
This scam was cooked up by her own campaign operatives, then fed to her media servants who laundered it, as she pretended she learned it from them
Look at the damage Hillary did while LOSING a presidential election. Imagine how her systemic manipulation would have played out if she won the election and controlled the federal government.
The downfall of America truly started with the election of Bill Clinton. It hit overdrive with the ‘election’ of Obama, and now Biden/Harris.
Hillary Clinton is a criminal, a traitor and an incompetent dumbass (fortunately for us).
She belongs on a gallows. Nothing less will suffice.
Btw, what’s with the Hillary Clinton ‘glamor’ photo.
THIS is what that treasonous scumbag looks like:
HrottenC was the greatest driving force of ineptitude in bill’s tenure as POTUS.
I have never forgiven that woman for “Benghazi”.
I don’t believe for one minute the FBI/DoJ were duped into believing Sussmann was acting on his own behalf. The FBI’s claim they didn’t know is an absurd attempt at covering up that agency’s complicity in the scheme.
The fact that the Obama-Biden DOJ was in cahoots with the Clinton campaign might scuttle any attempt at getting justice done. It is nearly impossible to read the Steele Dossier without smelling political propaganda.
His bogus defense will be: I was lying but they knew I was lying, so I didn’t commit a crime.
Biden needs to be next in line.
Hillary is no dumbass. She is an evil sociopath.
Has everyone forgotten “HillaryCare” which she was charged by Bill to develop early in his presidency-ca. 1992?
This was a scheme to be set up by multiple panels in secret. The WSJ even appealed to readers to identify anyone that they knew was on a panel. They finally got a list of 500 names from the WH, all in the form of S.R Smith, city and state, and that was all. That was it. I knew one name, a Leftie in Berkeley who was a college classmate back in the ’60s,and called it in.
And I heard Ezekiel Emanuel, brother to Rahm and on the Ethics Panel, tell a bald-faced lie to a group of docs. He “had no idea why he was placed on the Ethics Panel”. An immoral ethicist!
The HillaryCare plan was universal, no opt-out.
We dodged a major artillery strike with that one, not just a bullet.
She violated our espionage laws. When will she be prosecuted???
So has the Sussman suicide watch started yet.
Suicide is such an archaic label, implying judgment The modern equivalent is self-abortion.
Arkancide is the proper terminology.
Seth Rich wasn’t the victim of a botched robbery.
Remember when someone reported Hillary said, in private, that if they didn’t win the election in 2016 they’d all end up in prison?
yes and it was a COMCAST employee. Bet they are SECRET Internet 1. they are not saying who in the report. they are just using anonymous names
I’d argue that Obama could give her a run for her money. She’s just been at it longer and had a husband tag team.
Wait until Moochel runs through the ranks and those two little abominations they sired grow up (grow up in years, not in maturity).
But for Bill, Hillary Clinton would have amounted to a disbarred, alchoholic inmate at a prison.
I dunno. My thinking these days is that Bill was Hillary’s own Biden, her beard, the male who allowed her to wield power unavailable to her in those days due to the glass ceiling.
“…the male who allowed her…”
I think it was the other way around. Hillary is the one who wore the pants in the family and I dare say the only thing Bill ever did without her permission was to mess around with other women since she provided zilch in the way of satisfaction.
i meant, “the male figurehead which allowed her.’
Bill was the brains, Hillary was the blind ambition. But Bill would have risen to the top without her – he was extremely talented. A sociopath, but talented.
Hillary? Well, we’ve seen how she;s done on her own. But for Bill, no one would have ever heard of her outside the courts she’d wnd up being prosecuted in.
Greedy and egocentric as she is, she grabbed what she could, but fell on her face repeatedly, causing the House to go GOP. She then went on to stealing and treason. Bill went along with it.
What is the second “must-read analysis”, please? 🙂
“The other must-read is from Glenn Greenwald, at his substack and on Twitter.”
Glenn Greenwald continues to impress the hell out of me. He founded The Intercept to do unbiased investigative reporting, broke many stories that teed off both wings (esp. Snowdon’s dumps), got kicked out in a coup when the rest of the staff decided to veer Marxward, and continues to hammer mainly the left, as it is mainly the left that deserves hammering these days. He’s one of the last of about a half dozen honest journalists left in the western world, along with Sharyl Attkisson, Tucker Carlson, James Bovard, and Vin Suprynowicz.
For me, the article ended after the first two paragraphs of Andy McCarthy’s piece. None of the rest was visible.
With your quote, I figured something was blocked, took off AdBlock, and suddenly there was a much longer article with a lot more information.
I’ll know what to do next time the article seems to be missing something. 🙂
“Hillary Clinton is the most systemically manipulative politician of our lifetime”
Yet inspite of that she has been given more free passes than any politician since the founding of our republic. No matter what she does the result is always the same—no repurcussions.
If Donald Trump did nothing else, he exposed the COMPLETE corruption of our federal government and the rigging of our elections.
But of course, he did much, much, MUCH more:
25 Top Accomplishments of President Donald J. Trump:
He also blew a gigantic hole in Hillary’s ambition for the presidency. She is not now nor ever will be POTUS.
And the closest her husband ever came to being first lady is when Jeffery Epstein ordered a picture of Bill wearing a blue dress to hang in his apartment.
The only rigging of our elections is via google/facebook etc which Trump did nothing about.
If you mean the lie of election fraud no no state was flipped by election fraud and Trump has never alleged fraud in a court of law.
You can’t possibly know that “no state was flipped by election fraud”. There’s no doubt that there’s always Dem fraud, nor that the fraud last year was on an unprecedented scale; whether it flipped any states is something it’s unlikely that anyone will ever know.
‘No State was flipped by election fraud’. Well let’s take that statement at face value. You are asserting that:
1. Election fraud did occur
2. The fraud was insufficient to alter the results
Of course you didn’t make any claim of far the fraud fell short of flipping an election. Nor did I see any call to prosecute for fraud. In fact, you implied that flipping the election was a goal, which means a coordinated effort was present; AKA conspiracy.
Can you go ahead and publish the results of your comprehensive investigation into every State and every County regarding every election contest for our review? You are the one making the claim.
Until I see the results of an actual investigation of the 2020 election that includes strict adherence to every election statute from voter registration to counting the ballots that shows either every vote was legitimate or that every illegitimate vote is identified and prosecuted, including any act of omission or commission by any person to facilitate an illegitimate vote or registration then I continue to withhold judgement.
Repeat after me (if you are a true believer in No Election Fraud in 2020):
“I believe that the 2020 POTUS Election was as clean and as free of fraud as the 2000, 2004, and 2016 POTUS Elections, and that Donald Trump was legitimately elected as POTUS in 2016.”
Elections from those other years are distinct and separate. Why would their be a requirement intellectually to link them all.
Thanks for the link to that list.
Yet, as I look over it I see that it is missing many items that I consider great accomplishments, including defunding UNWRA, quitting the UNHRC, closing the terrorist “Palestinian Consulate” in Washington, closing the US’s “Palestinian Consulate” in Jerusalem, recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, the Taylor Force Act, codifying sexual misconduct as prohibited under Title IV and reinstating pledging a “presumption of innocence” for those accused on college campuses, and requiring that ERISA plan fiduciaries select investments and investment courses of action based solely on financial considerations relevant to the risk-adjusted economic value of a particular investment or investment course of action. I would also add that he stuck by good allies and told unreliable allies that they needed to hold up their end of the deal.
The only justice Hillary will ever encounter will be at the tip of a 338 Lapua Magnum. Federal government corruption is otherwise way past the point of no repentance.
Well, she certainly knows her way around a magnum!
Somehow I’m picturing her as more of a wine-in-a-box connoisseur… probably the Arkansas thing.
Whatever one thinks of Trump, we seriously dodged a bullet by avoiding a Hillary presidency.
Amen to that
True or false: The only serious obstacle between Hillary and the Oval Office is Kamala.
With all that that implies…
The only serious obstacle between Hillary and anything is a bottle of booze.
False. The Wicked WItch of Westchester isn’t in the line of succession at all. Harris is what stands between Pelosi and a stint as emergency holographic president.
Unless something happened to Kamala, God forbid.
Because then Biden would have to pick a new veep…
But that’s crazy talk.
Pelosi isn’t really in the line of succession at all. The only way the Speaker becomes President is if both the President and VP are unable to do the job AT THE SAME TIME. If ONE of them goes down then a VP is nominated by the President and then is approved by Congress. I am doubting Pelosi gets the nod. My guess is HILLARY gets the nod. The money which controls Biden and Kamala will decide who gets it and Hillary is their gal. And then do we see her run against Donald again in 2024? I’m betting YES. I hate it. But that’s the most likely scenario
Well, if Joe dies, is impeached, removed from office or just wanders off, Kamala could nominate Hills as VP. Then she’s a step away. So, Kamala is one of the fingers in the dike.
Yeah, but nominating Killary as your VP is like nominating Kevorkian as your MD.
Kamala better have a good food taster. Piglosi is next in line and wants the job.
Really? I hadn’t heard that about her 🙂 I thought Willie Brown was more her speed 🙂
Kamala didn’t kill herself…
That is false. Hillary is in no position to get into the WH. She is not in the order of succession. And when (not if) Kamala becomes President, there is no way she will try to nominate Hillary as VP. Not only would such a nomination fail in a 50:50 Senate without a tiebreaker, but Kamala wouldn’t be stupid enough to attempt it. She knows Arkancide is a real thing.
heres one nobody is talking about. what if Biden PARDONS Clinton?
This is incorrect. President nominated his VP and is approved by Congress.
I have said all along that Hillary was so bitter because she couldn’t believe that the smartest woman in the world lost a ring election to a man that never held elected office. When Slow Joe and his Bimbo in Waiting came along, they rigged the election better.
They had the full cooperation of a lying corporate media machine whose arrogance led them to believe in 2016 that Trump stood no chance of winning. That’s the difference that put that doddering asshole over the top; corporate whores would not be proven to be lazy, complacent, bootlicking idiots again . . . so in an effort to regain their power to determine elections, they went all in with the Dems to secure the election in 2020.
Now do Nancy.
If Sussman’s time limit was all but up, how does that make any future indictments possible?
And chances of a Garland DOJ charging him and neighbors convict him is beyond very doubtful.
It’s in the indictment. Sussman lied to another official, outside DC, at a later date. A backup indictment. There are many telling details in the 27 pages. Stuff to make the guilty very uneasy.
The quotation marks are important. They demonstrate that Durham has documents to quote from.
What I dont get is why this took this long to get to this point?
Everyone knew all this information probably a couple years ago. Why are these indictments only now coming out?
Also, what I really dont get is why Biden’s DOJ has allowed this to happen? They could have just kept this on the down low and no one in the Democrat media would have asked any questions what so ever.
So why is Garland allowing this to happen now? Democrat internal power plays? Someone trying to get rid of Clinton?
I can’t remember any president with the nuts to fire a special counsel who was investigating something of this magnitude. People have made deals and talked. There must be dozens of people who know everything, and lots of recorded testimony.
Statements, not testimony.
They are all a protected class (Democrats). When you see things like a dangerous 60 year old being frogged marched out of his house by heavily armed FBI agents in front of CNN for the crime of being associated to Trump and then you see all these deals being cut (and we KNOW they are being cut simply because no fucker has been marched out in front of the media yet) that just makes your blood boil.
Democrats do need to be careful though. Sooner or later that rubber band is going to snap and when it does they will not know what hit them.
Weissman is now an ex partner of his law firm.
I’ve been wondering about those cell phones he destroyed.
William A. Jacobson: Much like the fabricated Steele Dossier . . .
Much of the Dossier has been verified, including that Russia was actively working to interfere in the U.S. presidential campaign.
William A. Jacobson: The Trump–Russia collusion narrative was essentially a fabrication of the Clinton campaign that was peddled to the FBI
Except that Trump’s campaign manager provided internal campaign documents to a Russian agent, knowing Russia was actively working to interfere in the U.S. presidential campaign.
Two words best describe Hillary Clinton: PURE EVIL
The same two words describe Biden and Obama.
“It is unusual for a one-count false-statement charge, which can be alleged in a paragraph, to be presented as a 27-page speaking indictment.”
If the DOJ can’t win in court on this one most central point underpinning the entire case, that it was all based on a contrived lie, then piling on with a complicated case will just die on the vine. Focusing on one critical point, the lie itself rather than the conspiracy, makes it much more difficult for the Hillary legal team to obfuscate the narrative. I expect Sussman to crack under the relentless pressure. That is, if he doesn’t get Arkancided first.
Start at the beginning. Once the seminal fraud is proven, the case should blossom in multiple directions to expose the vast Marxist conspiracy to take over the US. Then let the Nuremberg trials begin.
Who is going to apply this relentless pressure Phil? Democrat investigators?
Well, start with you! Torch your politicians asses! Starting with those good-for-nothing Republicans! Or are you just going to wallow in defeatism? Do you really need to be told?
The Democrats won’t do anything and the Republicans “can’t” do anything (and that’s the way they like it, because it covers their asses.)
(My personal Republican tries doing a lot of great things, but the rest of his party shrugs him off.)
Pelosi’s Democrats are unraveling as they all face a disastrous 2022. And 2020 doesn’t bode well for those squishy Republicans you are referencing either. Trump has been almost perfect isolating them and forcing retirements or endorsing opponents in the primaries. All is not lost. Trump is still the true GOP leader and operating effectively.
He may not have to crack. The case has been assigned to a Judge whose wife represents Lisa Page.
I have yet to read the indictment, but it appears he has been charged with lying to the FBI about being just a “concerned citizen” rather than as an agent of Clinton Campaign, and as a result of misleading the FBI, his story was believed! I must say, this looks like a coverup of the FBI’s knowing complicity with the Clinton Campaign. It’s pretty rich to think the FBI was “duped” in to thinking he was not representing the Clinton Campaign. There isn’t an FBI agent within a thousand miles of the DC headquarters that didn’t know that the Perkins Coe law firm represented both the DNC and the Hillary Clinton Campaign.
The FBI said right away there was nothing to it. Mueller said there was nothing to it. A fair number of FBI brass were forced to resign. But no actual justice, and no official statement that it was an orchestrated fraud.
All the FBI agents who were supposedly “duped” should be fired and charged as an accomplice.
Now, who is Hillary Clinton’s daughter married to?
It’s not just Hillary Clinton, it’s Hillary Clinton’s operatives plus essentially unlimited money.
Would that this utterly vile, noxious, lawless, subversive, self-enriching, corrupt, mendacious, avaricious, imperially arrogant harridan, termagant, scold, shrew, crone, would drown in a vat of Chardonnay.
She probably does exactly that every night
Also, I understand that the focus of this post is properly crone Clinton, but, let’s not omit mention of vile, narcissist-incompetent, Obama. He and his minions at DOJ/FBI were in total coordination with crone Clinton and her lackeys, in setting up this entire “Russian Collusion” sabotage/subversion attempt, and, in setting up “Crossfire Hurricane.”
It is amazing that the most obvious political crime since Watergate has taken this long to investigate and charge anyone. Who wasn’t lying under oath to the FBI? Who in the FBI, the news media and Congress wasn’t lying to everyone. Hillary has skate on many crimes in the past. It is time to make her pay.
Durham’s investigation must be close to the end. There can’t be many more people who can be indicted before the 5 year statute of limitations runs out – unless he can charge crimes that carry a longer statute of limitations.
So why wasn’t she also indicted? Paying for false prosecution is also a crime.
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I keep hearing nothing will happen to her and this is why she is so dangerous. If she slips by this she will do it again and so will all that participated. they just get a scare and nothing happens and get a cushy job somewhere
Don’t get your hopes up. The fix is in. The Washington Times reports: U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper, who is overseeing the case against Mr. Sussmann, is married to attorney Amy Jefress, who represented former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, ”
Cooper was appointed by Obama. This case is set up to be dismissed or reduced to where Sussman gets his law license suspended for 6 months. They are not going to let it go any further, especially to compromise Elias and Cole Perkins. The entire Durham “investigation” is just a smokescreen to protect and cover up massive fraud. Love your newsletter, but let’s just face the facts, the rule of law is dead in the USA, and the entire federal government and especially the DOJ is a ChiCom front operating as an organized crime family. Once you understand that you can comprehend what is occurring in this country. And,it’s not going to be a “legal” insurrection that will stop them.
Everyone needs to stop using “disinformation” as a lame synonym for “lie.” It’s as if criticism of corrupt media is, itself, playing by their rules.
Just stop it.