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  • Former Police Officer Gets 7 Years in Prison in Jan. 6 Case

    08/15/2022 1:53:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    Front page ^ | Aug 15, 2022 | Lloyd Billingsley
    For carrying a “large wooden stick” on January 6 -- and for things the ex-officer said and believed.. Former police officer Thomas Robertson, who according to CBS News, “stormed the U.S. Capitol” on January 6, 2021, will spend more than seven years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Robertson, 49, was charged with interfering with police officers and “entering a restricted area with a dangerous weapon, a large wooden stick.” The seven-year sentence, handed down last Thursday, matches the longest prison term among the Jan. 6 cases to date. Its severity was not entirely the result of...
  • Who Is John Durham Targeting Next?

    05/31/2022 3:50:48 PM PDT · by blam · 102 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-31-2022 | Hans Mahncke via The Epoch Times
    The trial of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann is coming to an end [ZH: has now ended with Sussman’s acquittal] but rather than provide definitive answers to the origins of the Russiagate hoax, the trial has thrown up many new mysteries and unanswered questions.Special Counsel John Durham arrives at federal court in Washington on May 16, 2022. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)Durham’s overarching trial narrative was that the FBI was duped by Sussmann when he presented them with data purportedly tying Trump to the Kremlin via the Russian Alfa Bank. It may have been Durham’s only viable strategy given the fact he...
  • Doctor known for spreading Covid misinformation is sentenced to prison for role in US Capitol attack

    06/16/2022 12:58:10 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | June 16, 2022 | Hannah Rabinowitz
    Dr. Simone Gold, a Beverly Hills woman known for spreading debunked claims about Covid-19 was sentenced on Thursday to 60 days in prison for illegally entering and remaining in the US Capitol during the January 6 insurrection. Gold, founder of the group America’s Frontline Doctors, was also ordered to pay a $9,500 fine – the largest fine imposed to date among the almost 200 rioters who have been sentenced. “Your organization is leaving people with the misimpression that this is a political prosecution or that it’s about free speech,” district Judge Christopher Cooper said as he imposed the sentence, slamming...
  • Judge Strikes Email, Testimony Suggesting Trump-Russia Claims May Have Been Fabricated

    05/26/2022 8:09:00 AM PDT · by gattaca · 35 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | May 26, 2022 | John Haughey and Zachary Stieber
    WASHINGTON—Testimony that suggested the Donald Trump-Russia claims given to the FBI by a Hillary Clinton lawyer may have been fabricated will be struck from the record, along with mention of the email that triggered the testimony, a judge has ruled. On Tuesday, FBI agent Curtis Heide was presented with an email sent by Rodney Joffe to researchers with the Georgia Institute of Technology dated Sept. 14, 2016. Joffe discussed one of the white papers Michael Sussmann, a lawyer representing both Joffe and the Clinton campaign, later handed over to the FBI alleging a secret link between Trump and a Russian...
  • Here’s A Play-By-Play Of The Special Counsel Criminal Case Heading Into Week Two

    05/23/2022 7:26:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The ^ | March 23, 2022 | Margot Cleveland
    Today starts week two in United States v. Sussmann, Special Counsel John Durham’s false statement case against Michael Sussmann. Today starts week two in United States v. Sussmann, Special Counsel John Durham’s false statement case against Michael Sussmann. According to the grand jury indictment, Sussmann lied to former FBI General Counsel James Baker when he told Baker he was not acting on behalf of any client when he provided Baker with data supposedly establishing an Alfa Bank-Trump connection, when in fact Sussmann represented both the Hillary Clinton campaign and Rodney Joffe. After a brief interlude on Friday to accommodate the...
  • Judge Denies Former Clinton Lawyer’s Request for Mistrial

    05/19/2022 7:31:48 AM PDT · by edwinland · 32 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | May 19, 2022 | John Haughey and Zachary Stieber
    WASHINGTON—A federal judge on May 19 denied a request for a mistrial from the former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer who is on trial for allegedly lying to the FBI. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper, the Obama appointee overseeing the case, agreed to strike certain portions of testimony delivered Wednesday by Marc Elias but rejected the request for a mistrial. Attorneys for Michael Sussmann, the lawyer who allegedly lied to the FBI, said Elias—another former Clinton campaign lawyer—strayed into improper areas, prejudicing the defendant. When Elias was asked by the defense whether Sussmann took information on Clinton rival Donald Trump to...
  • Judge allows Hillary, AOC donors in jury pool for ex-Clinton-lawyer’s Russia trial. / Durham

    05/16/2022 8:47:44 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/16/2022 | Bruce Golding
    As many as three Hillary Clinton donors — including one who also supported US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — are among the prospective jurors for former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann’s trial. Special counsel John Durham’s team objected to putting one Clinton contributor on the panel after the man said he would “strive for impartiality as best I can.” But the prosecution was overruled by Washington, DC, federal Judge Christopher Cooper, who said the man — who works in public policy for Amazon and appeared to be in his 40s — “expressed a high degree of confidence” that he could be...
  • Conflict Of Interest? Obama-Appointed Russiagate Judge Married To Lisa Page’s Lawyer, Knew Sussmann

    05/16/2022 9:20:28 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-16-2022
    As the trial against Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann begins, questions have emerged over the judge’s apparent conflicts of interest.,/A>Judge Christopher “Casey” CooperIn additional to having been “professional acquaintances” with the defendant, US District Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper, an Obama appointee (who was on Obama’s transition team), is married to lawyer Amy Jeffress who’s representing key ‘Russiagate’ figure Lisa Page in her lawsuit against the FBI. Jeffress also served as a top aide to former Attorney General Eric Holder, while current Attorney General Merrick Garland presided over the 1999 wedding of Cooper and Jeffress. Amy JeffressIn a Wednesday Zoom call,...
  • REMINDER: Judge in Sussmann Trial is Married to Lisa Page’s Lawyer

    05/13/2022 8:16:31 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 18 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 13, 2022 | Sundance
    Just a brief reminder as you review the decisions in the pre-trial motions for the case against Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussman. It is worth remembering that Judge Christopher Cooper is married to Amy Jeffries, Lisa Page’s lawyer. Additionally, Judge Cooper and Michael Sussmann both worked in the DOJ together. When he was selected as judge in the Sussmann trial, Cooper revealed the potential conflict of interest in the event the Durham prosecution wanted him to recuse himself from the case. Special Prosecutor John Durham did not ask Judge Cooper to recuse himself.
  • Court Agrees To Let Spygate Cabal Hide Some Of Their Emails From The Grand Jury

    05/13/2022 9:54:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The ^ | May 13, 2022 | Margot Cleveland
    Given that Marc Elias maintained all the emails were protected by attorney-client privilege, the court’s unquestioningly accepting his word seems strange.Tech executive Rodney Joffe may assert attorney-client privilege for communications he had with employees of Fusion GPS because those communications furthered Joffe and the Clinton campaign’s common interest, a federal judge presiding over the criminal case against Michael Sussmann ruled yesterday. Prosecutors will now be greatly limited in the material they may elicit from one of the two witnesses granted immunity in exchange for their testimony against Sussmann.Sussmann, whose trial in a D.C. federal court on a false statement...
  • Durham Alerts Judge to Federal Ruling Against Hillary Clinton, DNC

    05/04/2022 7:58:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | May 3, 2022 - 11:32pm | By Zachary Stieber
    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...
  • Obama-Appointed Judge Won’t Allow Hillary Clinton’s Tweet Claiming Trump Colluded with Russian Alfa Bank to be Admitted as Evidence in Sussmann Trial

    04/28/2022 12:11:24 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 28, 2022 | Cristina Laila
    An Obama judge will not allow Hillary Clinton’s tweet claiming Trump colluded with Russia to be admitted as evidence in Michael Sussmann’s trial. As previously reported, Special Prosecutor John Durham wanted to use Hillary Clinton’s tweet accusing Trump of having a secret line of communication with Russian Alfa Bank as evidence in Michael Sussmann’s trial next month. Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann’s motion to dismiss Durham’s case was denied by a federal judge a couple weeks ago. Sussmann was indicted last September for lying to the FBI. According to the indictment, Sussmann falsely told James Baker he wasn’t...
  • Judge Says Parties Can Defend Shielding Documents During Sussmann Probe

    04/26/2022 2:33:20 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 21 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | April 26, 2022 | John Haughey
    United States District Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper on April 26 granted five petitions seeking to intervene in former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann’s upcoming trial for allegedly making a false statement to the FBI. Special Counsel John Durham, in April 6 court filings, sought to compel the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Hilary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, Fusion GPS, the Perkins Coie law firm, and former Neustar senior vice president Rodney Joffe to provide documents and communications they’ve refused to hand over, claiming attorney-client privilege. Durham maintains there were 1,455 documents and communications between the parties that were withheld from federal prosecutors...
  • Durham limited in presenting evidence that collusion claims were untrue, judge says

    04/25/2022 5:02:31 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 25, 2022 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Special counsel John Durham will not be allowed to present “extensive evidence” of the inaccuracy of the Trump-Russia collusion claims in his case against Michael Sussmann — unless the Democratic cybersecurity lawyer argues their accuracy first. Sussmann was indicted last September for allegedly concealing his clients, Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and “Tech Executive-1" Rodney Joffe, from FBI general counsel James Baker in September 2016 after Sussmann pushed since-debunked claims of a secret backchannel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa-Bank. Durham says Sussmann similarly concealed his client, Joffe, when he pushed further Trump-Russia collusion claims to the CIA in...
  • Federal Judge Denies Hillary Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussmann’s Motion to Dismiss Durham Case – Trial Begins May 16

    04/13/2022 12:21:08 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 13, 2022 | Cristina Laila
    Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann’s motion to dismiss Durham’s case was denied by a federal judge on Wednesday. Sussmann was indicted last September for lying to the FBI. According to the indictment, Sussmann falsely told James Baker he wasn’t doing work “for any client” when he asked for a meeting with the FBI where he presented bogus evidence the Trump Tower was secretly communicating with Kremlin-tied Alfa Bank. The attorneys for Michael Sussmann in February requested the courts dismiss Durham’s case against him. Sussmann’s lawyers absurdly argued that his false statement to the feds is protected under the...
  • Durham Crushes Hillary Clinton Lawyer: Judge Rejects Motion to Strike Info from Feb Filing

    03/11/2022 10:44:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | David Hawkins | March 11, 20221
    Special Counsel John Durham has scored a victory over Hillary Clinton’s lawyer in court after a federal judge ruled against their motion to strike information from his February filing. The federal judge presiding over the case of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann rejected his motion to “strike” the “factual background” section of Durham’s bombshell filing. Sussmann’s legal team filed a motion demanding the court “strike” portions of Durham’s Feb. 11 filing because they claim it will “taint” a jury pool. U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Christopher Cooper, an Obama appointee, rejected Hillary’s lawyer’s motion but...
  • Judge in Sussmann case has high-level Democratic connections (Durham case)

    02/14/2022 8:32:23 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/20/21 | Kerry Picket
    Mr. Sussmann will face a trial judge who appears to have background connections to the FBI‘s original Russia investigation. U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper, who is overseeing the case against Mr. Sussmann, is married to attorney Amy Jefress, who represented former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Just The News first reported Monday. Ms. Page was a top lawyer on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in the FBI‘s Trump-Russia investigation, and became best known for anti-Trump tweets to her former paramour, now former FBI agent Peter Strzok. “It seems the two-tiered system of justice continues — how can a judge oversee...
  • Will judge in Sussmann case consider recusal after wife represented Lisa Page?

    09/23/2021 11:32:56 AM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies ^ | 9/23/2021 | fred lucas
    U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper has previously said he knew Sussmann in the 1990s The judge in the case of recently indicted Democratic lawyer Michael Sussmann is married to the lawyer who represented a disgraced former FBI official that worked on the Donald Trump-Russia probe that Sussmann played some role in advancing. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper of the District of Columbia, who is presiding over the Sussmann case, is married to lawyer Amy Jeffress, who represented FBI lawyer Lisa Page in a civil case. Cooper, an Obama-appointee, and Jeffress, a former top aide to Attorney General Eric Holder, are...
  • Judge in case of anti-Trump mudslinger is married to attorney for ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page

    09/20/2021 6:36:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | September 19, 2021 - 11:44pm | By Lee Smith
    Officials say Judge Christopher Cooper's ties to leading Democrats and key figure in discredited Trump-Russia probe should disqualify him from case of Michael Sussmann, lawyer who fed anti-Trump dirt to FBI while hiding connection to Hillary Clinton campaign. ________________________________________________________________________________ Last week, the special counsel appointed to oversee the probe into the FBI's investigation of former president Donald Trump indicted Michael Sussmann, a lawyer for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Republicans and Trump allies are optimistic about the latest development in John Durham's investigation but are still concerned that Attorney General Merrick Garland might halt the investigation to protect allies...
  • Judges Toss Challenge of Trump Memo to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Census Count

    11/27/2020 6:01:37 PM PST · by blueplum · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 27 Nov 2020 | Colin Kalmbacher
    A three-judge district court in Washington, D.C. recently dismissed one of many challenges to President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order that aims to exclude undocumented immigrants from the U.S. Census-based congressional apportionment process. And the decision may serve as a lodestar for the U.S. Supreme Court as they decide a similar case in the coming days and weeks....