Special counsel John Durham’s criminal investigation into the roots of the ‘Trump-Russia collusion’ lie is moving forward, with major legal success on Wednesday ahead of a trial involving a former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer later this month.
Michael Sussmann, a 57-year-old cybersecurity lawyer who had worked for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, has been battling Durham on his claims that the attorney-client privilege protects several papers from Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Durham has argued that based on that premise, the campaign could not hide information because the materials were already widely dispersed to third parties.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., sided with Durham this week, ordering the former campaign to turn up the information sought by the special counsel.
“UPDATE – Durham won the first part of the fight. Durham’s motion to compel has been granted. “Privileged” Fusion GPS e-mails/docs will be provided to the court for in-camera review. The court will then determine whether the “privileges” apply. (Durham will get the docs.),” The Techno Fog wrote Twitter.
UPDATE – Durham won the first part of the fight.
Durham’s motion to compel has been granted.
“Privileged” Fusion GPS e-mails/docs will be provided to the court for in camera review.
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) May 4, 2022
“Fusion GPS poisoned the public with deceitful ‘opposition research,'” the account noted in mid-April about the “Steele Dossier.” The Clinton campaign now claims that Fusion GPS was offering ‘legal advice to the Clinton campaign to withhold records from Special Counsel Durham. They’re being caught up in their lies.”
Fusion GPS poisoned the public with deceitful “opposition research”
And now, to keep documents from Special Counsel Durham, the Clinton Campaign tells the court Fusion GPS was providing “legal advice”
The lies are catching up to them.https://t.co/CWhrdzEH8y
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) April 20, 2022
Durham’s efforts to persuade a judge to look into records shielded by attorney-client privilege claims from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee were ramping up earlier this week, according to the Washington Examiner:
The prosecutor filed a document in federal court on Monday citing a Federal Election Commission order fining those Democrats for breaking regulations in supporting research that became a significant part of the attempt to accuse Clinton’s opponent, Donald Trump, of connection with Russia.