William Barr, the former Attorney General, believes special counsel John Durham is uncovering “seditious” activity.
The trial of Democratic cybersecurity lawyer Sussmann has revealed how Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and allies spread conspiracy theories linking rival Donald Trump to Russia in the final months of the election, providing evidence for those who have long claimed there was a “Russiagate” plot to derail Trump’s candidacy and, later, the presidency.
Although the Alfa-Bank problem involving the Clinton campaign may not have prompted the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia, Barr said he took the position of attorney general for the second time because he feared a “constitutional crisis” was brewing.
In February 2019, Barr took over the Justice Department, overseeing the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia findings, and appointing Durham to look into the genesis and conduct of the Russia investigation, which Trump has labeled a “witch hunt.”
“I think whatever you think of Trump, the fact is that the whole Russiagate thing was a grave injustice. It appears to be a dirty political trick used first to hobble him and then potentially drive him from office,” In a recent episode of his podcast, Barr told BlazeTV host Glenn Beck.
“I believe it is seditious,” Barr added but emphasized that criminality would have to be determined in court.
Sussmann is accused of lying to the FBI about who he represented when he supplied internet evidence in September 2016 that suggested a now-debunked link between Trump and a Russian bank.
Sussmann was indicted for allegedly concealing his clients from FBI general counsel James Baker, including Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and “Tech Employee-1,” a former Neustar executive Rodney Joffe. Sussmann has pled not guilty to lying to the FBI.
His trial lasted two weeks in federal court in Washington, D.C. The jury has begun deliberations.
During the trial, Robby Mook, Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, testified that the candidate personally signed off on sharing since-debunked Trump-Russia charges relating to Alfa-Bank with the media during the election.