It’s been a while since we’ve heard about Alfa Bank, the Russian bank that supposedly had a secret communications channel with the Trump Organization. We’d heard back in April of 2009 that Trump dossier author Christopher Steele was the subject of a defamation suit by the bank. Court transcripts showed that that now-debunked hot tip came from Michael Sussmann, a lawyer at Perkins Coie, the law firm that hired Steele on behalf of its client, the Hillary Clinton campaign. And now the New York Times is reporting that prosecutor John Durham (he’s alive!) is seeking an indictment of Sussman.
NEW: Prosecutor John Durham has told a cyber lawyer — who works for the firm that repped Clinton campaign — that he wants to indict him on suspicion of lying about who he repped when he told F.B.I. in '16 about potential ties b/w Trump and Russia. https://t.co/KiSUIeGuzh
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) September 15, 2021