Sussmann’s Lie To General Counsel James Baker Was Directly Material To The FBI’s Decision To Open An Investigation Into The Alfa Bank Hoax
It was February 17 that former Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann and his lawyers filed a motion to have the judge dismiss his indictment by Special Counsel John Durham.
Sussmann has been indicted by Durham for making a materially false statement that directly affected the FBI’s decisions in investigating an alleged connection between the Donald J. Trump Organization and the Russian-based Alfa Bank.
In that motion to dismiss, Sussmann argued that his lying to then-FBI General Counsel James Baker about not working for any client was immaterial to the FBI’s decision making process as to whether or not the agency opened up an investigation into the Alfa Bank allegations.
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