Legal filing by the Durham team created a “side show”

Washington (AP) — Judges handling the case of Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer were charged with lying to the FBI during an investigation into Russia’s election interference, and their legal declaration was filed with the lawyer on Thursday. Under the “microscope”, he is the only audience important to them.

Comments from US District Judge Christopher Cooper are legal Last month’s submission From the special counsel John Durham’s prosecutor. It caused anger in the media world of conversation and falsely claimed that former President Donald Trump was spyed while in the White House.

According to Cooper, the filing created a “side show.” The lawyer asked him to strike some of the documents that they said were at a disadvantage, but the judge refused to do so. There is no bad motive. “

Still, according to Cooper, the episode showed some of the case’s submissions under the microscope.

“Be careful with that,” he said.

The allegations were filed in a proceeding against Michael Sasman, a cybersecurity lawyer who represented the Clinton campaign in the 2016 presidential election.Sasman was charged by Durham Make a false statement to the FBI During the meeting in September of that year. Durham was appointed to investigate the origin of the Trump-Russian investigation, and Sasman is one of the three people his team has ever charged.

In a motion last month that questioned whether Sasman’s lawyers had conflicts of interest, the Durham team digged Internet traffic during a 2016 campaign for tech researchers to seek disdainful information about Trump. , Dedicated some paragraphs to the accusations that Sasman presented to the FBI.

Former president and some supporters said he proved his claim that he was “spyed” by Democrats, even though the document did not mention it, Sasman’s lawyer said Internet data was He states that he came from the time of Barack Obama. I was in the White House, not Trump.

Sussmann was accused of lying to the FBI at a meeting in September 2016 and expressed concern from cybersecurity researchers about the possibility of a digital back channel between the Trump Organization and the servers of Russia-based Alfa Bank. ..

The FBI investigated, but found no evidence to support it.

According to the indictment, Sasman told the FBI’s then-legal adviser that he was not attending the meeting on behalf of a particular client when he was actually representing the interests of the Clinton campaign and technology executive Rodney. Joffy he was working with, saying he lied.

Sasman’s lawyer strongly denied that he had lied and said that misunderstanding the FBI had nothing to do with the investigation or decision to investigate Alfa Bank. Sasman’s motion to dismiss the case is pending.


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