Emails obtained by Durham point to coordinated effort to spread Trump collusion hoax without verification

Special Counsel John Durham has reportedly obtained hundreds of incriminating emails from opposition research firm Fusion GPS, according to the Washington Examiner

The emails reportedly support the theory that the firm pushed the Trump-Russia collusion claim throughout the media in 2016, without any verification.

However, unfortunately for Durham, this is a battle against claims that involve attorney-client privilege, and he seems to have some of those privileged emails in and among the emails that should have been filed under seal.

“Fusion, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Perkins Coie law firm are fighting Durham’s efforts to compel the submission of withheld documents, arguing their claims of attorney-client privilege should keep the records concealed,” the Examiner reported.

Durham has insisted that the groups were playing a coordinating role in pushing the claims for which they had no verification because it would assist former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations.

On Monday, Durham filed several motions, including one that requested the court “Leave to File Under Seal Exhibit A” and asked that “Exhibit A remain SEALED until further order of this Court, in order to protect privacy of those individuals whose names appear in the Exhibit.”

Should the emails be released, it is expected that they could expose a web of corruption that would take down a number of Democratic operatives, and potentially expose those with a lot of power now, and previously, in the government.

Hillary for America moved last week on the emails, “asserting attorney-client privilege and work protection” related to Perkins and Fusion.

The filing included declarations from Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta, Clinton campaign manager Robbie Mook, and Elias, according to the Examiner.

Durham said Monday: “These parties are advancing a highly novel, and seemingly broad, theory of attorney-client privilege, namely, that Fusion GPS’s political opposition research.”

According to Durham this “triggered a sizeable outflow of unverified derogatory information into the media, the government, and the public — was, in reality, confidential expert work intended to support legal advice regarding libel and defamation.”

The judge eventually ruled on Tuesday morning on the motions to intervene filed by the Clintons, DNC, Fusion, Perkins, and Joffe, saying they were directed to file their briefs by Friday.

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