A court filing by John Durham from earlier in February regarding a motion to inquire about possible conflicts of interest in the Michael Sussmann case presents some interesting insights into the Durham probe – affording a deeper dive into the rabbit hole that is the Russia Hoax and spying done by some of Hillary Clinton’s allies during the lead-up and aftermath of the 2016 election.
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Back in September of 2021, Sussmann was indicted for allegedly giving false a statement to former FBI General Counsel James Baker back in 2016 during the lead-up to the election.
In short, Sussmann had handed over some “white papers” coupled with data files that purported contained evidence to promote the “Alfa Bank/Trump Organization hoax,” as Techno Fog referred to it in his Substack blog.
Per the charging document, during that September 2016 meeting with the FBI, Sussmann had “stated falsely that he was not doing his work on the aforementioned allegations ‘for any client,’ which led the FBI General Counsel to understand Sussmann was acting as a good citizen merely passing along information, not as a paid advocate or political operative.”
Obviously, Sussmann was later found to be acting on the behalf of numerous clients – including the Clinton campaign – thus, the charges that were doled out this past September.
But with the February 11th motion filed by Durham, Sussmann’s active legal representation for his current legal dilemma, Latham & Watkins LLP, represented past clients that could bear conflicts of interest.
“As set forth in further detail below, it is possible that conflicts of interest could arise from the fact that Latham and/or its employees (i) previously represented others in the Special Counsel’s investigation whose interests may conflict with those of the defendant, (ii) previously represented the defendant and his prior employer in connection with events that likely will be relevant at trial or at any sentencing, and (iii) maintained professional and/or personal relationships with individuals who could be witnesses in these proceedings.”
Apparently, Latham & Watkins had previously represented Perkins Coie and Mark Elias as well as the Clinton Campaign and Hillary for America – which, per the language of the filing featured above, any of these former clients of Latham & Watkins could have “interests” that “may conflict with” Sussmann.
Basically, Durham is raising a red flag that Sussmann’s legal representation may have “interests” that have little to do with seeking the best outcome legally for Sussmann.
But also noted in Durham’s February 11th filing is an allusion that “Tech Executive-1 and his associates,” reportedly Rodney Joffe, had been exploiting a “sensitive arrangement” to spy on Trump which likely provided the means to further the Alfa Bank/Trump Organization hoax.
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“The Government’s evidence at trial will also establish that among the Internet data Tech Executive-1 and his associates exploited was domain name system (‘DNS’) Internet traffic pertaining to (i) a particular healthcare provider, (ii) Trump Tower, (iii) Donald Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, and (iv) the Executive Office of the President of the United States(‘EOP’). (Tech Executive-1’s employer, Internet Company-1, had come to access and maintain dedicated servers for the EOP as part of a sensitive arrangement whereby it provided DNS resolution services to the EOP. Tech Executive-1 and his associates exploited this arrangement by mining the EOP’s DNS traffic and other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.)”
Clearly, Durham’s mentioning of this evidence planned to be introduced in Sussmann’s trial could also pave the way to seeing Joffe getting an indictment down the road – but that is mere speculation as of this time.
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Huh? poisonous snakes. Hope it comes around to bite them in the buttocks then their pride shrivel up and fall off.
I gave up the expectation of ever seeing HRC face justice when she went berserk during the Benghazi Hearings. The clincher that settled my mind that HRC is ABOVE the LAW was when James Comey took the better part of FIFTEEN(15) minutes describing ALL the ILLEGAL ACTS committed by the same HRC concerning her use of an unauthorized and unsecure server to send CLASSIFIED US GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS, placing our military forces at risk, and then states ALL the REASON why she would not be CRIMINALLY CHARGED!!
All MEN were created EQUAL…then some joined the Marine Corps…
Have A Nice Day…Molon Labe…Semper Fi
Hillary has fought the wingnut idiots and succeeded. Never went belly up like Deadbeat Trump. Where are my Steaks?
I saved some wimpy grunts when they got caught in the rip at Pyramid Rock, Great bodysurfing spot. Another was 13th hole named for being close to the 13th hole on the golf course on the other side of the runway from Pyramid Rock.
If we didn’t have a double standard of justice in this nation, then would have expected Hillary Clinton to have been arrested!
How did Hillary break the law? SHE DIDN’T!!
Why would Dems worry about spying on a loser like Deadbeat Trump? That’s funny.