The defense and the prosecution have been able to rest on the Michael Sussmann case, leaving the jury to consider whether to make a decision. Sussmann is accused of lying to the FBI after he claimed to the agency that he did not act on behalf of an individual client when he submitted false information concerning Donald Trump and Alfa Bank to them in the 2016 presidential election.
The trial has produced a number of fascinating pieces of evidence, including witness statements and billing statements which show that the FBI itself was lying about the facts.
Another piece of evidence which could be a snare too is that Durham has provided the receipt which shows that Sussmann bought the USB's that were given to the FBI and then charged the Hillary campaign for them.
I don't know the Sussmann defense at the moment, but I know he has excellent lawyers. However, the evidence is conclusive that he had lied to the FBI about the organization being his employer when he reported Hillary's false information to the FBI.
In this case, Sussmann was dumb enough to charge Hillary for two USB drives that just were given to the FBI the same day that when he had a meeting the late James Baker. I find it funny that Sussmann might lose his freedom and face a conviction for being too cheap to spend $20. However, there's definitely some sort of poetic justice.
But, I'm still not convinced that the guilty verdict is likely to be given. In previous posts, D.C. juries are awful, and this jury is biased against Durham. The jury includes numerous contributors to Hillary Clinton, but one juror admitted that he could not be neutral when it comes to Donald Trump. However the Obama judge didn't declare that disqualifying.
We'll see. In any case, Durham has exposed that there was a complete plot to attack Donald Trump with false allegations concerning Russia. There is no doubt that the Hillary campaign employed operatives paid to disseminate false information to use the power of the state against the political opposition.