According to one Republican congressman, the recent acquittal of Michael Sussmann, the Clinton-linked attorney who furthered the Russia-Trump collusion hoax, is not a complete loss.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the Washington Examiner reports, is arguing that Sussmann’s acquittal is not a complete loss because the trial revealed a crucial fact about the Russia-Trump collusion hoax, namely, that Hillary Clinton, personally, signed off on it.
Sussmann, this week, was acquitted by a jury of lying to the FBI.
The alleged lie, according to Special Counsel John Durham, the former U.S. attorney leading the investigation into the Russia-Trump collusion hoax, took place in September of 2016. At the time, Sussmann convened a meeting with the FBI in order to present the agency with so-called evidence of a link between former President Donald Trump and Russia.
During that meeting, Sussmann claimed that he wasn’t working for anyone, but Durham alleged that Sussmann was at least working for the 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. Durham presented a seemingly significant amount of evidence – including evidence of Sussmann billing the Clinton campaign for his FBI meetup – to prove this allegation.
The jury, nonetheless, found Sussmann not guilty. Outlets have reported that the jury did contain a number of individuals with strong links to the Democratic Party. One individual, in fact, even stated up front that they “strongly” dislike Trump.
“The big takeaway”
Jordan recently made an appearance on Fox News, where he highlighted “the big takeaway” from the Sussmann trial.
“The big takeaway here was what we learned a few days back . . . that Secretary Clinton told Sussmann to take false information to the press that was also then taken to the FBI,” Jordan said.
Jordan, here, was referring to the testimony of Robby Mook, the manager of Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Mook, during the trial, testified that Clinton, herself, personally signed off on the idea of feeding the Russia-Trump collusion narrative to the press.
“Think about this”
Jordan, during the interview, asked viewers to “step back and think about” Mook’s revelation about Clinton.
This is the former secretary of state, this is the former first lady, this is the former United States senator from the state of New York and candidate for one of the major parties for president of the United States. And, she’s encouraging a false narrative to be taken to the press. And, of course, it was also taken to the FBI. I think that is huge. And so much so that the former attorney general called it “seditious.” And again, you don’t have to take my word for that. This is her campaign manager, Robby Mook, under oath in a court of law making that statement. So that’s the big takeaway here.
That is, indeed, “the big takeaway.” But, now, the question is what, if anything, will come of it. Some believe that Durham may be working his way up to a conspiracy indictment, but this remains to be seen.