Back in 2016, just before the election, there were rumors about a server in Trump Tower possibly connecting to one in Russia’s Alfa Bank. There were a couple of articles mentioning it, one in Slate, here, www.slate.com/…
and a follow up piece in the NYT which outrageously claimed that the FBI had found no ties between Trump and Russia,
In context with the dump job by James Comey claiming new Hillary Clinton emails had been found on Anthony Weiner’s computer this really hit me the wrong way.
This was in concert with ongoing leaks of Russia-hacked emails from DNC, rumors about the NY office of the FBI, obvious strangeness on social media — all only days before the election.
At the time it felt to me as if the world was shifting and I felt seasick. Something was clearly “off.” Little did we know.
I wrote to my Senator that something was rotten in Denmark. It was already widely known that Russia was meddling. But the combination of Russia stories, the NYT’s apparent exoneration of Trump before the fact, the Comey hit job, it was all so convenient.
And right on time HRC’s poll numbers started to plummet. Alas we all know what happened next.
Even before the Mueller Report officially came out and definitively blamed Russia for interfering with the election on behalf of The Orange Abomination, Barr had preemptively cleared Trump of wrongdoing even though that isn’t what the Report said at all. In fact it made a powerful case that he committed several acts of obstruction at the very least. Notably Mueller didn’t “follow the money,” he didn’t investigate Trump/Russia financial connections, nor the Alfa server story.
Not content though with having gotten off the hook thanks to his corrupt AG, Trump demanded an investigation into the origins of the Mueller Report itself and he appointed John Durham Special Counsel. Now about 2 days before the statute of limitations expires Durham has struck.
A Washington attorney who specializes in cybersecurity issues has been indicted for allegedly lying to the FBI ahead of the 2016 election in a conversation about possible ties between Donald Trump and Russia.
Michael Sussmann, a former federal prosecutor who works at a law firm with longstanding links to the Democratic party, is the second individual to be charged in special counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe.
Sussmann is facing a single false statements count in connection with a conversation he had with the FBI general counsel in September 2016. In that meeting, Sussman shared information about possible ties between a Kremlin-linked Russian lender, Alfa Bank, and a computer server at the Trump Organization.
The indictment alleges that Sussmann told the general counsel, Jim Baker, that he wasn’t passing the information along at the behest of any client. But the prosecutors allege he was providing the materials on behalf of a technology industry executive and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Basically, Sussmann reported information he’d received about the mysterious server to the FBI. For that he’s been indicted by Trump’s witch hunter.
This just doesn’t stop does it.
Incidentally the other indictment, which resulted in a year’s probation, was of a low-level FBI attorney, Kevin Clinesmith, who was accused of altering an email related to the Trump Russia probe.
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