A key piece of evidence that took form as a text message to the FBI discovered by Special Counsel John Durham’s team reveals that there was a “conspiracy” and “joint endeavor” to fabricate a fake narrative to smear then-President-elect Donald Trump with a fraudulent Russian ‘collusion’ story.
Durham “said he had found a text message revealing Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann fraudulently informed the FBI he was not working on behalf of any client when he supplied anti-Trump data,” according to Just the News’ John Solomon.
“The courts have been notified that he is prepared to establish that the campaign to malign Donald Trump with now-disproven Russia connection accusations constituted a ‘conspiracy,'” he added. Solomon went on to say.
Durham for the first time claimed Hillary Clinton’s campaign, her researchers, and others established a “joint enterprise or conspiracy” for the goal of weaving the collusion tale to hurt Trump’s election chances and later the start of his presidency, according to his report. He stated, “These persons behaved as ‘joint venturers’ and should thus be ‘regarded as co-conspirators.”
Durham also said that he had discovered a text conversation in which Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann fraudulently informed the FBI that he was not working on behalf of any client when he supplied now-discredited anti-Trump data during the 2016 election season.
Prosecutors claim he was working for both the Clinton campaign and another client. Durham’s prosecuting team released the contents of the text between Sussmann and then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in a late-Monday court filing.
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They stated in their brief that they plan to demonstrate the courts that Sussmann told the FBI a false tale but later told a GOP congressional investigator the truth about his work for the Clinton campaign.
“It’s Michael Sussmann, Jim.” According to the latest court filing, Sussmann texted Baker on Sept. 18, 2016, saying, “I have something time-critical (and sensitive) I need to share.” “Are you available for a quick meeting tomorrow?” I’m going on my own, not on behalf of a client or business, and I’d want to assist the Bureau. Thanks.”
Prosecutors stated that the communication will be crucial throughout the trial to demonstrate that Sussmann lied to the FBI. According to Durham’s petition, “the defendant lied to the General Counsel in that meeting, falsely declaring to the General Counsel that he was not bringing the charges to the FBI on behalf of any client.”
“In fact, the defendant gathered and delivered the charges to the FBI on behalf of at least two distinct clients, including I a technology executive (“Tech Executive-1”) at a U.S.-based Internet firm (“Internet Company-1″), and (ii) the Clinton Campaign.” Prosecutors pointed out that Sussmann stated in congressional testimony a year later that he addressed the FBI on behalf of his client.
“We had a conversation, as lawyers do with their clients, about client 1 needs and objectives and the best course to take for a client,” Sussmann told the court in a deposition given by Kash Patel, the Republican investigative counsel for the House Intelligence Committee at the time. “As a result, it’s possible that it was a joint decision.” “I don’t want to imply that I was forced to do something against my better judgment or that we were at odds,” Sussmann continued.
Durham also informed the court that he plans to present more evidence that Sussmann collaborated with the Clinton campaign, tech executive Rodney Joffe, known as Tech Executive-1, and others in a “joint venture” to spread a false story that Trump had a secret electronic backchannel to the Moscow-based and Kremlin-linked Alfa Bank in an attempt to steal the election.
“As an initial matter, the Government expects that the evidence at trial will show that beginning in late July/early August 2016, the defendant, Tech Executive-1, and agents of the Clinton Campaign were ‘acting in concert toward a common goal,’ … namely, the goal of assembling and disseminating the Russian Bank-1 allegations and other derogatory information about Trump and his associates to the media and the U.S. government,” Durham’s filed report read.
“The evidence of a joint venture or conspiracy will establish that in November 2016, soon after the Presidential election, Tech Executive-1 emailed a colleague, stating, ‘I was tentatively offered the top [cybersecurity] job by the Democrats when it looked like they’d win,’” the filing read.
“In sum, the above evidence, public information, and expected testimony clearly establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant and Tech Executive-1 worked in concert with each other and with agents of the Clinton Campaign to research and disseminate the Russian Bank-1 allegations,” the report continued.
Patel, who debunked the Russian connection lie with then-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), said of Durham’s submission, “Durham has just showed the whole world what important components of our Russiagate investigation found.”
The Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, Perkins Coie, Joffe, and the media were all in sync in August of 2016, promoting the fake Alfa Bank server narrative while concurrently working on the Steele Dossier topic, according to hard evidence, emails, and text conversations. Under the standards of evidence, Durham classifies all of this evidence as a “joint enterprise conspiracy.”