Judge says Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign must turn over documents

Fox News reported last week that lawyers working for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign committee sought to block Special Counsel John Durham from accessing documents tied to a law firm it had hired.

However, a federal judge dealt Clinton’s team a major loss on Wednesday when he announced that the material in question must be turned over. 

Clinton’s campaign says documents are protected by the attorney-client privilege

According to Fox News, Special Counsel John Durham sought documents connected to Perkins Coie, a law firm that did work on behalf of the Clinton campaign as well as the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the opposition research firm Fusion GPS.

The firm served as a conduit through which the DNC filed money to Fusion GPS to pay for the Steele Dossier.

Assembled by former British spy Christopher Steele, the now-discredited dossier contained salacious rumors concerning former President Trump.

What’s more, Perkins Coie also employed Michael Sussmann, an attorney who Durham is prosecuting on charges of lying to federal authorities.

Sussmann is accused of telling then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in September of 2016 that he was not working “for any client” when he presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel” between a Russian bank and the Trump organization.

The judge ordered that the documents be reviewed

Fox News noted how the Clinton campaign argued that the material in question was covered under attorney-client privilege.

Yet on Wednesday, the Twitter account Techno Frog tweeted out court records showing that federal Judge Christopher R. Cooper has issued an order requiring that the documents be brought in for review.

Texas Rep. Pat Fallon sits on the House Oversight Committee, and he suggested during an appearance on Fox Business that the disputed material could pose a serious problem.

“If you have nothing to hide, you welcome scrutiny,” the Republican lawmaker told host Elizabeth MacDonald, adding “Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton has not done that.”

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