New revelations in the Michael Sussmann case are getting serious!
The issue that was originally presented was if Sussmann was acting on his own behalf or on behalf of the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the DNC. New text messages have revealed that
Sussmann admitted to acting on his own, but there hasn’t actually been an answer to why the text messages were revealed so late in the investigation.
Sussmann sent a text to Former FBI General Counsel James Baker saying, “Jim-it’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss. Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow? I’m coming on my own-not on behalf of a client or company-want to help the Bureau. Thanks.”
The impact of the text message is huge because, as the Special Counsel stressed, “the night before the defendant met with the General Counsel, the defendant conveyed the same lie in writing.” The lie that they were referring to is that when Sussmann met with Baker on September 19, 2016, Sussmann told Baker that he was not presenting the information on behalf of a client. But he was working for Hillary Clinton’s reelection campaign.
Trump was also being surveilled at various locations prior to when former President Donald Trump took office.
Sussmann told the CIA that there were “suspicious lookups” of the “internet protocol or IP addresses affiliated with a Russian mobile phone provider.” The cell phone was a Russian Yota phone.
The information was translated as information from former President Barack Obama’s presidency and therefore dismissed as right-wing propaganda. The recent discoveries that were targeted to Trump’s locations show more proof that it was a targeted location of Trump rather than information from an IP address.
The only person who’s immune to prosecution is “Researcher-2,” Georgia Tech researcher David Dagon. The reason for this is that Dagon likely has more information about what was relayed to Sussmann. Durham’s memorandum said, “And the government immunized Researcher-2 because, among other reasons, at least five other witnesses who conducted work relating to the [Alfa Bank] allegations invoked (or indicated their intent to invoke) their right against self-incrimination.”
That means that Dagon is able to disclose all information even if he implicates himself while testifying. It’s one more step toward prosecuting Sussmann.