Critical Ruling Against Clinton’s Lawyer Handed Down

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In Durham’s Case Against Clinton Campaign Lawyer, Judge Makes a Critical Decision

Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann’s request to “strike” a “factual background” part of Special Counsel John Durham’s early February court filing was denied by a federal judge.

Sussmann was working for the Clinton campaign when he supplied material to an FBI attorney in 2016.

Sussmann was charged with lying to the FBI because, according to prosecutors, he falsely informed the FBI’s counsel that he was not giving the claims to the FBI on behalf of any client while delivering the material to the FBI on behalf of the Clinton campaign.

‘Not Striking Anything’

“I’m not going to strike anything from the record,” U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Christopher Cooper said in a hearing. “Whatever effect the filing has had has already passed.”

Durham’s team had already dismissed Sussmann’s claims as “absurd.”

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Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath is an editor and writer for NRN. For nearly a decade, Horvath wrote a regular Community Voices column for the Johnson City Press, where she was known to ruffle a few feathers. In 2018, she began writing for the National Federation of Republican Women, interviewing and profiling candidates such as Sen. Martha McSally and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Horvath also contributes to