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Durham Alerts Judge to Federal Ruling Against Hillary Clinton, DNC
https://www.theepochtimes.com ^ | May 3, 2022 - 11:32pm | By Zachary Stieber

Posted on 05/04/2022 7:58:17 AM PDT by Red Badger

Special Counsel John Durham on May 2 alerted the judge presiding over the case against a former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer of fines the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) paid after a federal body found probable cause that they violated election laws.

Durham filed the Federal Election Commission (FEC) opinion and conciliation agreements that the campaign and the DNC entered into with the FEC along with paying the fines for what the FEC described as probable violations of laws governing the reporting of political entity disbursements.

At issue is the Democrat entities’ ties to Fusion GPS, a firm that specializes in opposition research.

The entities primarily paid Fusion GPS through a law firm they tapped, Perkins Coie.

The payments were listed as funding legal services but actually were used by Fusion to perform opposition research on former President Donald Trump, at the time Clinton’s rival for the presidency, FEC lawyers said.

“Specifically, the FEC found ‘probable cause to believe’ that the DNC and [the Clinton campaign] improperly reported their payments to Perkins Coie for Fusion GPS’s opposition research as ‘legal and compliance consulting,'” Durham told U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper, an Obama appointee, in the new filing.

The special counsel attached the documents to a motion to compel the Clinton campaign, the DNC, Fusion, and Perkins to produce documents that the parties are withholding or producing in redacted forms based on claims they contain attorney-client communications or other privileged material.

Durham argues that Fusion did not provide legal services to the other parties, rendering the privilege claims moot—a position bolstered by the FEC’s findings.

The parties say Fusion was helping Perkins in its provision of legal advice to the campaign and the DNC.

The Clinton campaign and the DNC have not commented publicly on the FEC’s ruling.

Each paid fines and entered into conciliation agreements with the federal body, but did not admit wrongdoing.

Fusion’s services included helping create the dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele. The dossier’s allegations against Trump, which were salacious and unsubstantiated, were promoted heavily by the Clinton campaign and Democrats in their bid to get Clinton elected and, later, to impeach Trump.

Durham is prosecuting Michael Sussman, a lawyer who represented both the campaign and the DNC when he brought unverified information that allegedly showed a secret backchannel between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank in the months before the 2016 election.

Durham says Sussmann lied when he told an FBI lawyer, prior to handing over the information, that he was not bringing the data on behalf of a client.

Sussmann’s lawyers have argued that he did not lie and, even if he did, the lie would have been immaterial to the legitimacy of the actual information.

Sussmann is set to go on trial later in May.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 05/04/2022 7:58:17 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Ready to sweep this whole thing under the rug. Notice its falling into place. The deep state at work. Durham is part of the deep state.


2 posted on 05/04/2022 8:01:03 AM PDT by ncfool (Joe Biden USSA.. United Socialist state of aMeriKa...... 11.3.2020 - President in waiting Kama-la-la)
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To: ncfool

“Ready to sweep this whole thing under the rug. Notice its falling into place. The deep state at work. Durham is part of the deep state.”

Yep and the judge just happens to have been appoibted by obama.


3 posted on 05/04/2022 8:04:49 AM PDT by chuckb87
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To: Red Badger

Durham investigation, SCOTUS scuttling Roe v. Wade, Musk atwitter, D’Souza’s mule show, and Trump’s winning endorsements. The MSM cannot bury it all. (2nd time posting this on FR.)


4 posted on 05/04/2022 8:11:26 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew ("Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." -G.K. Chesterton)
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To: ncfool

I agree. Unfortunately, I don’t believe anything will come of this. It will get buried.


5 posted on 05/04/2022 8:14:30 AM PDT by throwthebumsout
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To: ncfool

PRAY for Durham being a GOOD person!!


6 posted on 05/04/2022 8:23:13 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: chuckb87

The judge was changed less than a month ago to an Obama appointed judge. That is where the fix comes in.


7 posted on 05/04/2022 8:27:08 AM PDT by georgiarat (We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. William Faulkner )
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To: Red Badger

I wish that when Durham gets through with Clintoon, he’d go after Billy Boy Barr and throw his fat ass in jail.


8 posted on 05/04/2022 8:31:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Don't blame me, I voted for President Trump. Let's Go Brandon! FJB!)
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To: ncfool
"Ready to sweep this whole thing under the rug. Notice its falling into place. The deep state at work. Durham is part of the deep state."

I believe you to be wrong because Durham is using every tool at his disposal. Yes, it's taking longer than we would like, but Durham's investigation is going deep into the Deep State which is complex with many actors. There will be other indictments beside Sussman.

9 posted on 05/04/2022 8:31:09 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (USA Birth Certificate - 1787. Death Certificate - 2021. )
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Durham investigation, SCOTUS scuttling Roe v. Wade, Musk atwitter, D’Souza’s mule show, and Trump’s winning endorsements. The MSM cannot bury it all.

Actually, it can. I notice a lack of mention of Hunter's laptop from your list, for example.

10 posted on 05/04/2022 8:32:11 AM PDT by RideForever (Oh damn! Another dangling par ...)
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To: Red Badger

Who knows?

The feds finally got Al Capone on tax evasion.

I wonder if the Lord is listening?

5.56mm


11 posted on 05/04/2022 8:36:04 AM PDT by M Kehoe (Quid Pro Joe and the Ho need to go.)
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To: A Navy Vet
The Law is not going to do anything to Hillary Clinton. You know that. I know that. And she knows that. She has too many Governmental Assassins at her beck and call. Some other chump may fly out the 51st story window or meet their demise in other ways. But not a hair on her head will be mussed. She is protected by the Government and Satan. Which is becoming more and more one and the same as our Government, by popular demand, becomes more Satanic each day. Bottom line is: Hillary knows that the Law is not going to do anything to her. She has known that from Day !. She is above the Law.
12 posted on 05/04/2022 8:44:39 AM PDT by sport
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To: M Kehoe

If you drill enough small holes in the dam, it will collapse in a tsunami of water.............


13 posted on 05/04/2022 8:48:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Homeless veterans camp in the streets while illegal aliens are put up in hotels.....................)
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To: A Navy Vet

“There will be other indictments beside Sussman.”

I fervently hope and pray you are correct.

L


14 posted on 05/04/2022 8:51:54 AM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: ncfool
Deep State is deep in finance, deep in power, deep in influence.

(Sun)light is their Achilles heel.

...set them on fire.

15 posted on 05/04/2022 8:54:07 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Please Pray For My Brother Ken.)
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To: ncfool

What makes you say that?


16 posted on 05/04/2022 9:00:19 AM PDT by Maris Crane
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To: A Navy Vet

Navy Vet, you are so right.

I don’t know what that poster means.


17 posted on 05/04/2022 9:01:51 AM PDT by Maris Crane
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To: Lurker; A Navy Vet

There already have been other indictments. Deripaska, for one.


18 posted on 05/04/2022 9:33:59 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
"There already have been other indictments. Deripaska, for one."

Thank you.

19 posted on 05/04/2022 9:58:02 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (USA Birth Certificate - 1787. Death Certificate - 2021. )
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To: Fester Chugabrew

So true. they only have ten fingers and there are 10000 holes in the dike. Soon the flood waters of the America First agenda voters will sweep them into the proverbial drainage ditch.


20 posted on 05/04/2022 10:42:44 AM PDT by ping jockey (another day, another fruitless search for a Dodge Challenger 6.4L Hemi, Manual 6 spd, SCAT PACK. )
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