Hillary Clinton. Just the name alone evokes a wide variety of emotions in the American people, but the most heard reaction is to simply call her evil. From former Secret Service agents who remember her during Bill’s time in office to Veterans who worked K-9 guard duty for her overseas, to her constituents of NY. Her cold, lifeless, and conniving eyes and rigid movements make her seem more like a corpse than a human.
The people she has working for her are just as dishonest and untrustworthy. Michael Sussmann is an attorney who worked for Clinton’s 2016 campaign and became a privileged and high-powered person rather quickly. He misused these connections within the FBI to try and destroy President Trump’s election hopes. He didn’t play games either, he knew exactly what he was trying to do, and did everything he could to make it happen.
With opening arguments being delivered in Washington, prosecutor Brittain Shaw painted the story of Sussmann and his activities. How he met with the FBI’s top lawyer on September 19th, 2016, intending to provide him with false tips alleging computer communication between Trump’s business and the Russians. Allegations that were later investigated and found to be false.
Shaw told the jury, “The evidence will show that this is a case about privilege – the privilege of a well-connected D.C. lawyer with access to the highest levels of the FBI.” Sussman took advantage of his connections and chose to “use the FBI as a political tool.” As she reminded them “the FBI is our institution. It should not be used as a political tool for anyone.” She’s right too. The mission of the FBI isn’t to be the private investigators for the rich and powerful. It isn’t there to help swing elections for politicians.
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Instead, they are there to help ensure elections stay free and untainted. They want to see the American people elect their chosen officials, not just somebody the left already chose before the first ballot was cast. Unfortunately for Sussmann, he doesn’t seem to believe this when he made that meeting. Sitting down with then-FBI General Counsel James Baker, he was trying to pass along allegedly secret communications between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank. This included not just words, but thumb drives with the data on them.
When pressed about his connections, Sussmann told him he wasn’t passing along information based upon a singular client, but rather two clients: Clinton’s presidential campaign and Rodney Joffe. In this scenario, Joffe is a technology executive who oversaw all the research linking Alfa-Bank with the Trump Organization. Sussmann’s attorney doubled down on this kind of information.
Attorney Michael Bosworth claimed “no one told him to go. No one authorized him to go.” He also attempted to discredit Baker, claiming that because he didn’t record the calls or even document these meetings that he certainly must be wrong, “Mr. Baker’s memory is as clear as mud.” Unfortunately for him and his client, there is no legal requirement to document such findings.
He might not feel it yet but being honest about the Clintons and how they using him as a pawn to go after Trump will not go well for them, despite their thinking it will. Sussmann is going to be forced to tell the truth at some point. Then again, he seems to be prepared for the consequences and is ready to fall on his sword for the Clintons. It’s too bad he won’t just own the mistake and instead will lie to try and gain a lighter sentence. Might be nice for the American people to learn the true level of depravity this woman is capable of.