Is it finally happening? Is John Durham getting ready to drop the Mother of All Bombs? He has subpoenaed the Hillary Clinton Campaign lawyers of the Perkins Coie Law Firm that represented both Hillary and the DNC. This is bound to send shock waves through the Hillary camp and the DNC, not to mention the go-to law firm for the DNC. Perkins Coie handles all of the DNC lawsuits brought against voter ID laws.
Special Counsel John Durham has issued a new set of subpoenas, including to a law firm with close ties to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, an indication that Durham could be trying to build a broader criminal case, according to people briefed on the matter. So far, Durham’s two-year probe into the FBI’s Russia investigation hasn’t brought about the cases Republicans has hoped it would.
The grand jury subpoenas for documents came earlier this month after Durham charged Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann with lying to the FBI in a September 2016 meeting. During that meeting, Sussmann handed over data purporting to show links between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank. That tip became part of the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election but the FBI ultimately couldn’t find evidence of a link.
In seeking additional documents from Sussmann’s former law firm, Perkins Coie, investigators from the special counsel’s office appear to be sharpening their focus on the Democratic political machinery during the 2016 campaign and efforts to tie Trump to Russia.
Perkins Coie’s clients in 2016 included the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The subpoenas are for paperwork related to their former lawyer, Michael Sussmann and his leaking to the press lies that he had shared with the FBI. He has been indicted for lying to the FBI and Perkins Coie could be liable in any lawsuits or criminal actions that are taken from this case.
Sussmann tried to make a case that Trump had a secret server that was used to communicate with Putin’s bank, The Alpha Bank. As it turned out it was a total lie and Robert Mueller and his angry Democrats did not include the lies in their report.
Hillary and the DNC hired Perkins Coie, who hired Fusion GPS, who in turn hired Christopher Steele, the author of the debunked Steele Dossier. He could be building a case for conspiracy charges.
Pass the beer and the popcorn, things are getting good.