According to ConservativeBrief, Special Counsel John Durham indicted a prominent lawyer last week who worked for the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Now, he has issued a new set of subpoenas, including one targeting a law firm tied to Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
The New York Post wrote that CNN reported Thursday that some of the subpoenas, which were issued earlier this month, demand documents from powerful Democratic law firm Perkins Coie — which had close ties to Clinton’s presidential bid.
On Sept. 16, a federal grand jury indicted Perkins Coie cybersecurity attorney Michael Sussmann on a single charge of making a false statement to the FBI.
According to the indictment, Sussmann told FBI General Counsel James A. Baker that “he was not acting on behalf of any client” when he informed Baker in September 2016 of purported ties between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank.
However, the indictment claims, Sussman had been retained by the Democratic National Committee in April 2016 after its email servers were hacked by groups affiliated with Moscow. He was also advising the Clinton campaign “in connection with cybersecurity issues.”
Accoridng to CNN Politics, Perkins Coie’s clients in 2016 included the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The law firm also hired on the campaign’s behalf a research company that commissioned the dossier from ex-British spy Christopher Steele that alleged that Trump was compromised by Russia.
Durham has already accessed reams of the law firm’s records, such as billing records, meeting calendars and a log of documents that the firm protects under attorney-client privilege. Some of the newly sought-after documents have been guarded so far by attorney-client privilege.