A federal grand jury has filed an indictment against cybersecurity attorney Michael Sussmann, who represents the Democratic National Committee in connection with the 2016 Russia attack, accusing him of lying to the FBI about who he represents.
The grand jury indictment accuses Sussmann of lying when he said that he “did not act on behalf of any client in filing private allegations with the FBI’s General Counsel for a Presidential candidate, and that he was actually and in fact in good standing as a defendant.” He knew he was acting on behalf of certain clients like Tech Executive-1 and the Clinton Campaign.”
The indictment is as follows The New York Times reported He was called yesterday by John Durham, whom the Trump administration has appointed as special counsel to investigate the Russia probe. The indictment was returned just before the five-year statute of limitations expired.
They told the Times ahead of the indictment that Sussmann had “committed no crime” and that a prosecution would be “baseless, unprecedented, and an unjustified departure from the apolitical and principled course of action by the Justice Department”. do your job.”
“We are confident that if Mr Sussmann is charged, he will prevail in court and justify his reputation,” they said.