Trial of Michael Sussmann is starting next week, unless there is a change like a plea prior to trial. Thus, the clock is counting down until the details will get broadcast as well as that the Clinton team will receive an acknowledgement from Special Counsel John Durham.
As we've previously mentioned, judge Christopher Cooper wouldn't make a ruling as to the existence of a joint venture that involved people from Clinton's campaign, Sussmann, and others, and also limited the evidence Durham could be able to provide; there is still plenty that he could be able to provide when presenting his argument.
The Washington Times has the list of people who will be called, and several big names are expected to be on the bill.
Robby Mook, who was the manager of Mrs. Clinton's 2016 campaign, Clinton campaign attorney Marc Elias, FBI Counterintelligence Director Bill Priestap, and former top FBI lawyer James Baker are among those identified as witnesses for the government by attorney Andrew DeFilippis.
The prosecution, helmed through special counsel John Durham's inquiry of the FBI's Russia-Trump collusion investigation, will be able to call witnesses Laura Seago, a top tech executive at the company Fusion GPS; Deborah Fine who is an ex- Clinton campaign lawyer, and a CIA official who is identified in the form as “Kevin B.”
A number of FBI officials are also scheduled to testify on behalf of the government. The government claims that Sussmann lied to FBI officials regarding his Clinton connections to the campaign when he was promoting the false information regarding Trump and Russia.
Defense attorneys have unveiled their own list of high-powered witnesses. The list is composed of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the former deputy assistant Attorney General Mary McCord, and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau.
Make sure you have popcorn on hand, as the people I'd like to talk to the most include Robby Mook and Marc Elias. I can hear them shaking already. The problem is that in case they fail to reveal the truth, they'll cause themselves more problems. However, I'm also interested in the motive behind Durham calling Deborah Fine, as well as the Fusion GPS employee. There's a reason Durham calls them. They might be more likely to change their mind over what transpired. Fine got a highly fascinating job after serving the Clinton campaign as the Deputy General Counsel in charge of Special Projects and Research. She was recently promoted to the position of Acting General Counsel at George Soros' foundation, the Open Society Foundation. In the meantime, Laura Seago has been granted immunity, which means it is reasonable to believe that Durham believes she has important information to share.
On the other end of the coin, the defense's decision to call Michael Horowitz is interesting. One of the names that will not be appearing in court, in accordance with Durham's group, at this point, is Christopher Steele.
However, I am thinking those in Clinton-land are beginning to sweat.