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A federal grand jury has returned an indictment versus cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann, who represented the Democratic Countrywide Committee in link with the 2016 Russia hack, accusing him of lying to the FBI about who he was representing.
The grand jury indictment accuses Sussmann of lying when he “stated to the General Counsel of the FBI that he was not performing on behalf of any shopper in conveying distinct allegations regarding a Presidential prospect, when in real truth, and in fact, as the defendant nicely understood, he was acting on behalf of specific consumers, namely, Tech Government-1 and the Clinton Marketing campaign.”
The indictment, as The New York Times reported yesterday, was sought by John Durham, whom the Trump administration named distinctive counsel to investigate the Russia probe. The indictment was returned just before the five-calendar year statute of limitations expired.
In a statement to the Times forward of the indictment, Sussmann’s lawyers stated he “has dedicated no crime” and that a prosecution “would be baseless, unprecedented and an unwarranted deviation from the apolitical and principled way in which the Division of Justice is meant to do its do the job.”
“We are self-confident that if Mr. Sussmann is charged, he will prevail at trial and vindicate his great title,” they stated.
Read the indictment below.
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