Eventually, Rosenstein called for the special counsel to investigate Trump because he was taking so much heat from the Democrats.
The same pattern occurred over and over. Rinse, repeat.
The Sussmann trial highlighted the cozy relationships between Director James Comey and his politicized top brass on the 7th Floor at the FBI—populated by Hillary Clinton acolytes and Donald Trump haters. Donald Trump was so loathed by these people that fail-safes to stop the pollution of their investigations were bypassed. They made their friends Confidential Human Sources to the FBI. And hold their trials in front of a D.C. jury of their peers, not America’s.
Sure, we are getting more information than we ever expected to know about the way this Trump-Russia collusion stuff got started. This is useful for assuring millions of Americans that they weren’t imagining it. Righting the history books is worth the effort, but somebody needs to go to prison. And somebody needs to alert the media since there’s been a dearth of reporting on the Sussmann case.
Let’s remember, it’s OK for people to hate Trump, but framing a president for treason seems pretty treason-y to me and should be met with three hots and a cot in close quarters with Bubba the boy-toy.
And that’s why so many people hope Sussmann is punished for pushing Hillary’s political fairy tale.
He may not be, however. And you’d better be ready for that. But I get the feeling that Durham has more moves to make in the investigation into the framing of Donald Trump.
Sussmann Acquitted of Lying to FBI in Trump Russia Hoax, Delivering Big Loss to Special Counsel Durham
By BY VICTORIA TAFT | P J MEDIA
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Special counsel John Durham suffered a big loss in court on Tuesday when a federal jury found Michael Sussmann not guilty of materially lying to the FBI in a September 2016 meeting.
The jury, which returned Tuesday for its first full day of deliberations after being charged with the case Friday afternoon, came to its decision in less than a day.
Testimony made clear that Sussmann brought the phony Hillary Clinton–commissioned scam — to wit, that Trump was a Russian agent with a super-secret server to communicate with Vladimir Putin’s Alfa-Bank — to the FBI in hopes of launching an investigation that would dirty up the Republican presidential nominee. That investigation continued for two years into Trump’s presidency.
The quick response by the jury, however, means that jurors didn’t buy the fact that Sussmann’s lies were material to the case; meaning that Sussmann’s lie that he was bringing the false information out of duty and not for Hillary Clinton’s campaign didn’t change the way the FBI did its job.
As I reported at PJ Media, Sussmann’s attorney argued for just such an outcome.
Though Sussmann being found guilty would have been a surprise outcome in the political environment that is Washington, D.C., the trial was not a waste of time by the Durham team. During the proceedings, John Durham smoked out that Hillary Clinton green-lighted the Trump-Russia Collusion scam. That admission came from the lips of her own 2016 campaign manager.
In court, FBI officials admitted that Sussmann and his cronies used them to launder Trump conspiracy theories as they seeded the lies throughout the FBI, CIA, and media without pushback. The trial also made abundantly clear that the FBI gave out the title of Confidential Human Source (CHS) to friends to use their information, whether it was false or not, to trigger an investigation into the man they so loathed.
Former prosecutor Andy McCarthy predicted on his podcast that Sussmann would walk. McCarthy summed up the scam in his book, “Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.
Durham’s not done, though this is a PR setback to be sure.
The acquittal also points out once again that the Left always seems to get a jury of its peers in Washington, D.C.