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Durham Gets Judge To Review Confidential Clinton Documents


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Special Counsel John Durham has done it again!

Judge Christopher Cooper who is currently overseeing the case of Clinton lawyer Michael Sussman, has agreed to look at several key documents of Hillary Clinton’s campaign that were previously withheld due to attorney-client privilege.

The agreement between Judge Cooper and Durham is a huge win and could lead to a groundbreaking discovery.

Currently, Sussman has been indicted for allegedly lying to an FBI agent regarding the Clinton Campaign being his client.

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The Washington Examiner reported the story exclusively and added these details:

The judge in the case of Democratic cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann has agreed to review dozens of records currently withheld because of assertions of attorney-client privilege by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign to see if they have been improperly concealed.

The agreement is a win for special counsel John Durham in his case against Sussmann, who has been indicted on charges of concealing his clients, the Clinton campaign and tech executive Rodney Joffe, from FBI general counsel James Baker when he pushed eventually debunked claims of a secret backchannel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank.

Judge Christopher Cooper said Wednesday he would grant the government’s motion, arguing he did not believe it was breaking attorney-client privilege for him to review the records in dispute in an “in camera” setting, away from the public and the press.

British ex-spy Christopher Steele created a dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump after being hired by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which was itself hired by the Perkins Coie law firm and Marc Elias, the general counsel for Clinton’s campaign.

The New York Post had more on the story:

Special Counsel John Durham won a round in his fight to obtain records from a research firm tied to the infamous “Steele dossier” when a judge rejected claims that they’re necessarily covered by the attorney-client privilege.

Washington, DC federal Judge Christopher Cooper made the ruling Wednesday after quoting from an email in which Fusion GPS co-founder Peter Fritsch urged a reporter to “do the f–king Alfa bank secret comms story.”

“How is that assisting [in] providing legal advice?” Cooper said, according to the Washington Examiner.

“That is assisting a media strategy.”

Cooper agreed to review 30 internal Fusion GPS emails and eight other emails involving the company and tech executive Rodney Joffe to see if they can be legally withheld from Durham, the Examiner said.

The decision came during a hearing in the case against former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who faces trial later this month.



 

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