Durham scores massive victory after judge rules Fusion GPS turn over trove of key emails

Special Counsel John Durham may not be moving fast enough for many of us, but like the turtle in the story, his slow and steady pace could very well win the race.

Durham, who was tasked years ago to uncover the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax perpetrated by the Hillary Clinton campaign and other high-profile Dems at the time, just scored another critical victory against that side, according to the New York Post.

Washington, DC, federal Judge Christopher Cooper ruled on Thursday that “the research firm behind the infamous ‘Steele dossier’ to turn over nearly two dozen emails tied to its work with Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann.”

The 22 emails, which are clearly important enough for Durham to spend considerable resources fighting to obtain them in court, were being withheld by Fusion GPS, with excuses that they were available because of attorney-client privilege and ‘work-product’ privilege.

It’s happening

The ruling from the federal judge indicated that Fusion GPS will be forced to turn over the emails to Durham on Monday, which also happens to be the day that Michael Sussman — another Durham indictment — will start his trial in the form of jury selection.

“The emails that Fusion GPS has to turn over for possible use against Sussmann are among 38 that Cooper reviewed at Durham’s request, despite the objections of the company, Clinton’s campaign and tech executive Rodney Joffe, who gave Sussmann the Alfa Bank data,” the Post wrote.

It added: “They’re also among around 1,500 emails that Fusion GPS withheld after being slapped with a subpoena by Durham.”

The emails are reportedly mostly internal communications among the Fusion GPS team.

However, the judge said that the emails are not protected from disclosure because they “appear not to have been written in anticipation of litigation but rather as part of ordinary media-relations work.”

Sussman’s trial

The former Clinton campaign lawyer will stand trial for allegedly making a false statement to the FBI when he attempted to give them documents which he claimed showed proof of backchannel relations between a server in the Trump Organization and a Russian bank.

Sussman, at the time, said he wasn’t turning over the evidence on behalf of a client, but Durham says he was clearly acting on behalf of the Clinton campaign in an attempt to discredit and destroy Donald Trump and his chances at winning the White House.

Only time will tell if Sussman is held accountable for his lie.

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