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Former FBI General Counsel James Baker will be called to testify in the case against former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann, who was recently indicted for giving false statements to the FBI.
During a virtual status hearing on Tuesday, federal prosecutors on Durham’s team indicated that they intend to summon Baker to testify in the Sussmann case.
According to the indictment, Sussmann lied to Baker when he presented evidence tying the Trump Organization to a covert server that connected with Alfa Bank.
Sussmann has pleaded not guilty to giving a false statement to a federal agent.
Durham also charged former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith with delivering a false statement in 2020, the first criminal action stemming from his investigation.
Baker told House investigators in 2019 that he was intimately involved in the FISA warrant application to eavesdrop on then-Trump campaign staffer Carter Page.
The FISA order was partly based on an unsubstantiated anti-Trump dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and paid by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign via law firm Perkins Coie.
John Paluska is a writer for NRN. He's a Media Executive and the founder of The Washington Gazette.