A new FBI text revealed by Special Counsel John Durham could be the smoking gun to prove that the Hillary Clinton campaign actually formed a conspiracy with others to falsely accuse then-President Donald Trump of Russian collusion, according to columnist John Solomon.
In a court filing late Monday, Durham “revealed he has unearthed a text message showing Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann falsely told the FBI he was not working on behalf of any client when he delivered anti-Trump research.”
Solomon noted that Durham also put “the courts on notice he is prepared to show the effort to smear Donald Trump with now-disproven Russia collusion allegations was a ‘conspiracy.’”
“These parties acted as ‘joint venturer[s]’ and therefore should be ‘considered as co-conspirator[s],’” he wrote, referring to Clinton’s campaign, her researchers, and others.
Durham’s prosecutors have said they can show that Sussman lied to the FBI about working for the Clinton campaign and then told a GOP congressional investigator that he was working for the campaign, which is the truth.
“Jim – it’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss,” Sussmann texted Baker on Sept. 18, 2016, the new court filing included. “Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow? I’m coming on my own – not on behalf of a client or company – want to help the Bureau. Thanks.”
Sussmann then gave the FBI false information about Trump, which he had procured on behalf of at least two clients.
“The defendant lied in that meeting, falsely stating to the General Counsel that he was not providing the allegations to the FBI on behalf of any client,” said Durham’s filing. “In fact, the defendant had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients, including (i) a technology executive (“Tech Executive-1”) at a U.S.-based Internet company (“Internet Company-1″), and (ii) the Clinton Campaign.”
In congressional testimony a year later, Sussmann said he was working for a client during that meeting.
“We had a conversation, as lawyers do with their clients, about client 1 needs and objectives and the best course to take for a client,” he said in a deposition, according to the filing.
Attempt to steal the election
The lies Sussmann and the Clinton campaign perpetrated started in July or August of 2016, and represented an attempt to steal the election, Durham can now prove.
That makes two presidential elections where Democrats used shady, if not downright illegal, tactics in an attempt to gain power. What’s next in 2024?