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
Durham is said to seek indictment of lawyer at firm with Democratic ties as part of inquiry into Russia probe origins https://t.co/snlw8zPF9y
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 15, 2021
reported Durham spotting https://t.co/A5fW1rKLHI
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 16, 2021
BREAKING at the @NYTimes:
— David Steinberg (@realDSteinberg) September 16, 2021
Durham is reportedly seeking the indictment of Michael Sussman, the Marc Elias deputy at Perkins Coie who peddled obviously false info to the FBI as part of the Clinton campaign’s efforts to use corrupt foreign actors and the FBI to interfere in the 2016 election. https://t.co/yEo9IaoIIH
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 15, 2021
I thought Durham was dead, it’s been so long
— Egg Anon (@FutureHatchling) September 15, 2021
Right? Here’s Techno Fog with more:
On the latest John Durham developments –
The exposure of DNC/Clinton lawyer Michael Sussman – and his 8/2016 contacts with Fusion GPS as the false Trump/Alfa Bank story heated up.https://t.co/DiDM4gP0J8
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 16, 2021
Special Counsel John Durham “will ask a grand jury to indict” former DNC/Clinton campaign lawyer (and Perkins Coie partner) Michael Sussman of false statements. The false statement charges relate to a September 19, 2016 meeting FBI lawyer James Baker had with Sussman, where Sussman relayed to the FBI the discredited theory that the Trump Organization was communicating with Alfa Bank.
More recently, we noted that Fusion GPS has been fighting to keep secret its communications about Trump/Alfa Bank secret in a civil suit. Court records we reviewed appear to show the degree with which Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, and their associates went in drafting and promoting the false Alfa Bank/Trump Organization story.
We’re not getting our hopes up for this.
Does Durham even really exist?
— Ann (@AnnieFannie4) September 16, 2021
Ok, Durham, that's a Minnow. When will you go after the big fish?
— DD (@Dedicata) September 16, 2021
That better be the first on a long list of his. 🇺🇸
— Professor Hayes 🇺🇸🏈 (@MegalodonJones) September 15, 2021
Blah, blah, blah, blah, Durham, nothing will happen to any of them, blah, blah, blah. 😑
— Hum Spot (@humspot1) September 16, 2021
If that’s all they’ve done, these people are sorrier than one can imagine.
— Panem et Circenses (@BroknSuffragium) September 15, 2021
So people really are going to jail over this?
— Not Cornpop (@KRadalasko) September 15, 2021
I'll be dead before this all comes down
— Rita-Jo Velez (@mommomrita) September 16, 2021
Good to see something but sad to see that he works like a slug though.
— 🅳🅰🆁🅺🆂🅸🅳🅴 (@socalfisher) September 16, 2021
Who is John Durham again? I seem to remember something about him from the history books but can’t quite remember. Was he the guy who never did a damn thing while a communist coup took over America? I think that’s right. It’s been a while.
— df (@TinfoilHatMoney) September 16, 2021
Mollie Hemingway says that Natasha Bertrand ‘sure earned her ‘Fusion Natasha’ nickname’ peddling disinformation https://t.co/w8ixBWbf8R
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 29, 2020