Critics of ‘Russiagate’ vindicated after Sussman, a Clinton-connected lawyer, is indicted

Former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr tasked John Durham in 2019 with examining the Trump-Russia collusion probe, and his inquiry later morphed into a criminal investigation.

Fox News reported last month that Special Counsel Durham has secured an indictment against Clinton-connected lawyer, Michael Sussman, and it’s a development that has many Russiagate critics feeling vindicated.

According to the network, Sussman stands accused of falsely claiming to not working “for any client” when he went to the FBI in 2016 with claims of a secret communication channel between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank.

In fact, Sussman was a founding partner with the law firm Perkins Coie LLP, and he was working on behalf of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as well as the presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Journalists shift

What’s more, the firm had hired opposition research company Fusion GPS, which pitched the now-debunked Trump dossier, which was originally compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.

Those trumpeting Sussman’s indictment include left-leaning journalist Aaron Maté, who addressed the development in a Substack piece.

“Predictably, the same media voices who parroted the Alfa Bank story and countless other Russia fantasies throughout the Trump era have now fallen silent or continued obfuscating,” Maté wrote.

Also speaking out was The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, who told Fox News, “The corrupt media’s regurgitation of outlandish and unsubstantiated claims that Donald Trump was planning to steal or had stolen the 2016 election by colluding with Russia discredits the entire industry.”

“That they gave themselves awards and promotions and acclaim for amplifying lies secretly financed by the Clinton campaign and weaponized by politicized government bureaucrats further discredits them,” she added.

“Deeply corrupted media”

Meanwhile, journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted, “The Indictment of Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer is an Indictment of the Russiagate Wing of U.S. Media.”

Greenwald went on to write in a Substack article of his own that “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 added.

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