Clinton Campaign Trial Will Begin Next Month After Judge Denies Dismissal

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Trial Will Go On

Former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann asked for the lawsuit filed against him by Special Counsel John Durham to be dismissed. The move was rejected by a federal court.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper ordered that the trial proceed and begin next month.

Cooper recounted the accusations against Sussmann filed by a Durham grand jury last year in a court document.

‘Insufficient Evidence’ of Wrongdoing by Trump

“The FBI opened an investigation based on the information Sussmann provided, but ultimately determined that there was insufficient evidence to support the existence of a communication channel between the Trump campaign and the Russian bank,” Cooper wrote in his decision. “Sussmann has pled not guilty to the charge and denies lying to the FBI.”

Last month, a federal court denied Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Cohen’s request to intervene in the case.

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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 Net3d.home.blog.