Former Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell explosively stated that he does not believe the FBI was duped by Hillary Clinton’s high-powered Perkins-Coie attorney Michael Sussmann when he allegedly lied on behalf of his client.
Special Counsel John Durham indicted Sussmann on Thursday in connection to the Russia-gate probe and the false information he spoon-fed the FBI concerning the Trump campaign having a covert server linked to the Russian Alfa Bank. Although the Sussmann indictment is an important step in the investigation, Grenell says it is not necessarily the key to unraveling the massive effort to take Trump down.
Grenell called the probe “such a ‘swamp’ situation” in an interview on “Fox News Primetime,” and noted that Sussmann was only one of those involved that was the subject 63 transcripts that were released after Durham requested them.
“I hope that we have a lot of time to focus on these issues going forward. The media that pushed this, I don’t believe that the FBI officials were duped by an outside lawyer working with Hillary Clinton who lied about his client,” Grenell asserted.
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“Michael Sussmann, whoever he is and whatever lie he told, we released his transcript … There is a treasure trove of information of people lying under oath in these,” he declared.
Grenell posited that the original Russia-gate probe carried on past September of 2016 not because of “some lawyer [lying] to the FBI about who he was working for – because the FBI leadership knew this information was wrong – they continued the investigation because it would help Hillary Clinton.”
“Everybody in Washington: lobbyists newsrooms, a whole bunch of people wanted Hillary to win. So what did they do? They allowed this opposition research to become part of the DOJ and FBI. That is so scary to think that politics permeated into the DOJ and to the FBI. This is what we call political prosecution and when it happens in third world countries we call it out,” he stated concerning the false weaponized information that was widely used by Democrats in an attempt to destroy Trump.
Host Lawrence Jones pointed a finger at Biden National Security Adviser Jacob J. Sullivan who served under Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state and then advised her 2016 campaign.
“Sussmann claimed [evidence presented to the FBI] it was a tip from a cybersecurity expert who had nothing to do with Hillary Clinton, even though he worked for her. Total coincidence, sure,” he remarked.
“I guess it is also a coincidence that Hillary tweeted about it around the same time: Jake Sullivan … signed off on that tweet. Now, that’s significant,” Jones added.
Clinton tweeted at the time that “computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank,” according to the Washington Examiner.
Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank. pic.twitter.com/8f8n9xMzUU
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 1, 2016
“This could be the most direct link yet between Donald Trump and Moscow… This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Trump’s ties to Russia… This line of communication may help explain Trump’s bizarre adoration of Vladimir Putin,” Sullivan wrote.
Fox News host Pete Hegseth said that this is exactly why Americans don’t trust bureaucrats like Sullivan or Fauci.
“The ones who were there in 2016 are the ones who are in the White House right now,” proclaimed Hegseth.
Trying to head off a conviction, Sussmann’s attorneys Sean Berkowitz and Michael Bosworth released a statement on Thursday claiming their client was indicted because of “politics, not facts.”
Journalist Glenn Greenwald summed up the whole sleazy conspiracy in one tweet, “In sum, a DNC-linked lawyer — partners with Clinton lawyer @marceelias — fabricated a Trump/Russia link, fed it to DNC operatives masquerading as journalists, had Hillary trumpet it, then lied to FBI about who he worked for.”
In sum, a DNC-linked lawyer — partners with Clinton lawyer @marceelias — fabricated a Trump/Russia link, fed it to DNC operatives masquerading as journalists, had Hillary trumpet it, then lied to FBI about who he worked for.
Russiagate in a nutshell:https://t.co/SRRSAowcGn
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 16, 2021
He also tweeted, “Along with the FBI lawyer who previously pled guilty for lying to the FISA court to spy on ex-Trump campaign official Carter Page, it’s clear that much of the criminality of Russiagate was not from any Trump/Russia collusion but by those who fabricated this conspiracy theory.”
Along with the FBI lawyer who previously pled guilty for lying to the FISA court to spy on ex-Trump campaign official Carter Page, it's clear that much of the criminality of Russiagate was not from any Trump/Russia collusion but by those who fabricated this conspiracy theory.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 16, 2021
According to the indictment, Sussmann provided then-FBI general counsel Jim Baker with two thumb drives and hard copies of materials, including a document Sussmann had assisted in writing, one written by a researcher and another written by the political research firm that was working for the Clinton campaign providing opposition research against Trump.
#Durham NEW: Indictment “..on Sept. 19, 2016, Sussman, a lawyer at a large international law firm, met with the FBI General Counsel at FBI HQ… Sussman had requested the meeting to provide the GC with certain data files + “white papers” that allegedly demonstrated a covert… pic.twitter.com/wrQ42tCOes
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) September 16, 2021
Sussmann, who is a former federal prosecutor who had worked at a law firm with strong ties to the Democratic Party, is the second person to be charged in special counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe.
The indictment set social media ablaze with speculation and doubt:
Durham’s indictment of Sussmann lays out the foundation of a conspiracy. We will see.
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) September 17, 2021
You mean Trump wins again!
— Rob Lessley (@xrepoman) September 17, 2021
How much you bet he gets the same holding cell as Epstein 💙
— Dave ⭐️⭐️ (@worldsendblue) September 17, 2021
Are you trying to tell us that someone lied about Trump?
— Byng17 (@RickKetring) September 17, 2021
How many years of investigation and how many millions of tax dollars to get this minor indictment? Pathetic. Give the lawyer a jay walking ticket, too.
— RustyPelican (@RustyPelican3) September 17, 2021
Well we always knew they would have to find someone to take the fall; what a waste!!!!
— cynthia burns (@pastorcab) September 17, 2021
Yall better put him in the Witness Protection Program! Just saying 🤷♀️
— Michelle (@MDStarns) September 17, 2021
— Dr. Jeff Koloze (@DrJeffKoloze) September 16, 2021
So what is congress going to do, give him a pat on the back and say way to go, or are they going to have balls to put him in jail as the criminal he is and what caused a major fake media tornado
— Kevin Cope (@Irishman2015) September 17, 2021
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