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PART 2: Durham's Filings Are Filled With Revelations
He's Using Court Filings To Flesh Out All The Possible Criminal Charges He Could Bring
Right here, Durham explains why Joffe will NEVER GET IMMUNITY.
He was literally quarterbacking a private federal contractor spy network for Hillary Clinton and her campaign that was spying on private citizens, stealing federal data and giving it to Hillary's dirty trick operatives so they could construct Trump/Russia hoaxes with it.
Because of Joffe's "critical leadership role" he has "great criminal exposure" for any crimes the SCO has found or may find were committed.
And another big revelation!
Durham's SCO currently intends to seek immunity at trial for a former Fusion GPS employee. But unlike Joffe, this person is only a witness, not a subject or target of the investigation.
This is a big clue. Durham says this person "was employed at the U.S. Investigative Firm".
That means this person for whom the Durham SCO is attempting to work out an immunity deal is no longer at Fusion GPS.
This means this potential immunized witness can't be either Glenn Simpson or Peter Fritsch, who are both still at Fusion.
But you know who once worked for Fusion GPS and is no longer employed by them?
Could STEELE be the mystery witness for whom Durham is seeking an immunity deal? 🤔
Well, it’s hard for me to believe that Steele is not a target of Durham’s investigation. He’s directly involved in the creation of the Steele Dossier.
Is there another candidate?
Yes, there is.
Could the mystery former Fusion GPS employee for whom John Durham is presently trying to hash out an immunity deal be...NELLIE OHR?!
I think this is kind of likely, since Ohr was an employee of Fusion involved early on in some of the public data collection that ended up in the Steele Dossier.
Finally, Sussmann's team makes the argument that Durham is denying Joffe immunity in order to hide exculpatory evidence from the jury that Joffe would provide if he were to testify.
Durham quickly points out that even if this was true, and Joffe did testify that he told Sussmann to take the Alfa Bank stuff to the FBI on his own and not for him as a client, this would mean Sussmann perjured himself when he testified in front of Congress back in 2017.
I am stunned that Sussmann and his lawyers would even attempt this argument. Nothing about this makes sense.
This would be evidence for my theory that Sussmann is engaged in a fake slap fight with Durham so the SCO can keep making bombshell revelations in these filings.
Sussmann wants Joffe to testify that he...perjured himself to Congress? It doesn't make any rational sense.
The next section of the filing turns to Sussmann's attempt to have almost all the DNS evidence that makes up most of the Alfa Bank hoax that he gave to the FBI/CIA stricken from the evidence before the trial starts.
Sussmann doesn't want any of the facts about how Joffe and his team went about acquiring all this DNS data allowed into the trial.
Because it is damning.
Durham argues how Joffe & Co. "came to possess and/or convey the purported data and analysis are all relevant to the jury's understanding of the critical meeting the defendant had with the FBI General Counsel on September 19, 2016." is directly relevant to the lie that Sussmann told Baker.
The media avoids discussing this, but the fact is, Joffe and his merry crew acquired all this DNS data related to Trump and his associates by STEALING IT off of federal databases and servers they had access to because they were private federal contractors.
And it's very likely that some of the data they stole from federal agencies servers and databases were classified, and then Joffe handed off the stolen classified material to people with no security clearance.
The Fake News covers this like "Nothing to see here, Joffe and Co. were federal contractors, they had security clearances, they were allowed in there to access this stuff. Nothing to see here. Move along."
What they're not telling you is that Joffe & Co. being federal contractors with access to these federal databases and servers does not GIVE THEM A LICENSE TO STEAL DATA AND GIVE IT TO THEIR POLITICAL ALLIES.
And I'll keep pointing out if there's a money trail and these private federal contractor spies that were STEALING this data to give it to Perkins Coie and Fusion GPS on behalf of Hillary Clinton were being PAID for their thievery, this scandal just reaches a whole new magnitude that boggles the mind.
It's espionage. Theft of classified data for pay. That was then used to target innocent American citizens.
And then a sitting President.
Sussmann wants to distance himself from the origins and collection of the DNS data and pretend he was some kind of bystander that was handed a finished product.
So it's no wonder he's trying to exclude all the email and text message and billing record evidence that places him right in the center of the creation of the Alfa Bank hoax.
Sure, he's the tip of the spear when it came to taking the AB hoax to the media and then to both the FBI/CIA. He can't deny THAT.
But he's trying to muddy the waters about exactly how large a role he played in the creation of the hoax.
Researcher-2 if called at the trial, will testify he told Sussmann he had real concerns about if the DNS data was "being lawfully collected and used."
Let's be clear here: All those involved in this “joint venture” that involved stealing federal data knew what they were doing was illegal. Joffe had to know, Reasearcher-2 had to know, and here he is expressing his concerns about to the lawyer overseeing the project.
That right there, the top bullet point, is a display of 'guilty knowledge'.
Sussmann lied to the CIA and said the DNS data that made up most of the Alfa Bank package he was handing them was gathered by "private collection" rather than being government collected data.
That was a lie. Sussmann knew this data had been taken off of federal servers and databases by federal contractors. And it had been gathered illegally.
Durham of course can prove that Sussmann was far from a mere bystander sitting in his office waiting to be handed a finished product he didn't know much about so he could go give it to the FBI and then the CIA.
The key phrase: "To the extent such data was obtained in a manner that was illegal or unethical, a jury reasonably could infer that the defendant and his clients shared a potential motive to conceal material facts...."
Durham brings up the 'plan' between Sussmann, Joffe and the Clinton Campaign.
The "joint venture" rears it's head again.
That the Clinton campaign was enacting a 'plan' to have operatives in it's employ such as Sussmann "collect and disseminate materials" to federal agencies.
In other words, Trump Russia hoaxes.
Moving on, Durham comes to Sussmann's attempt to have all testimony from "U.K. Person-1" [Christopher Steele] excluded from the trial.
Steele provided information to the FBI about a meeting he had with Sussmann in the summer of 2016, where Sussmann shared the Trump/Alfa Bank allegations with him.
Following that meeting, Steele's employers at Fusion tasked him with research the AB/Trump allegations and producing intel reports about Alfa Bank, which he did.
As you know, the Steele Dossier contains within it a report on Alfa Bank's supposed relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
That report was dated September 14, 2016, just 5 days before Sussmann went to hand off the Alfa Bank hoax to the FBI.
What a shock. Sussmann is trying to have parts of his 2017 Congressional testimony excluded from the trial, specifically the parts about his trip to CIA HQ where he pretty much repeated the same criminal act he'd committed at FBI HQ, when he told the CIA he wasn't there for any client and was giving them this updated and improved version of the Alfa Bank hoax because he's just a nice guy.
Sussmann wants the court to force Durham to give Joffe immunity so Joffe can give testimony that directly contradicts Sussmman’s 2017 congressional testimony, so of course Sussmann is attempting to get all the conflicting sections of his testimony stricken from the court record. I don’t think Judge Cooper is going to allow this.
Of course, it's fairly obvious why Sussmann doesn't want the jury to see him testifying about doing the same thing to the CIA that he's on trial for doing to the FBI.
He literally committed the same crime two times: he approached a federal agency with what he knew to be a hoax and lied about not being there for clients he was billing for big bucks for his time.
Here we are at last learning more about this 2nd attempt by the Hillary Clinton campaign to get Donald Trump and his associates investigated by federal agency.
Turns out the CIA instantly sussed out that Sussmann was trying to con them.
As was the case with the FBI, the CIA took extensive notes following the meeting.
Exhibit A: CIA Memo about Sussmann’s initial contact with the Agency on January 31, 2017
This is a memoranda of conversation held on Tuesday January 31, 2017 as Sussmann was trying to get a face-to-face meeting set up so he could make the hand off of the Alfa Bank white papers and thumb drives.
Here we learn that Sussmann DID claim to the CIA he had a Top Secret Security Clearance - but the CIA general counsel seems to take no action to confirm this.
Sussmann tells the CIA counsel he is representing a client who does not want to be identified.
Makes the "Trump people are using suspicious Russian phones!" pitch.
Claims this Russian phone activity began in April of 2016 at Trump Tower, and then again later in the Executive Office of the President.
Sussmann says there are only a dozen or so of these phones in the US.
Note this is the CIA official writing down the claims Sussmann is making to her.
Sussmann is selling it thick because he wants to talk them into letting him drop by and hand off the updated Alfa Bank hoax to them.
I love the chutzpah of that last line. That Sussmann's CLIENT demanded this precious data about the Russian YOTA phones be provided ONLY to senior bona fide CIA officers or he was going to THE NEW YORK TIMES with it!
Exhibit B: Memoranda written on February 9, 2017 following Sussmann’s dropping off the Alfa Bank hoax at CIA HQ.
We learn the two CIA officials who met with Michael Sussmann and received the Alfa Bank handoff from here have the first names of Kevin and Steve.
We also learn the person that Sussmann first contacted at the CIA to set up this meeting on Feb. 9 2017 was the CIA's General Counsel at the time, Caroline Krass.
Sussmann starts the meeting by informing Kevin and Steve that he was not representing a particular client - which already contradicts what he'd told Caroline Krass back on January 31.
He tells the CIA "He was up-front" about working for the DNC and for the Clinton campaign BUT "that such work was unrelated to his reasons for contacting the CIA."
He billed the Clinton campaign for this meeting. And Durham has the billing records.
Huge Bombshell In Durham Filing About The CIA’s Conclusions After Examining The Alfa Bank Hoax Sussmann Gave It
Now, going back to page 20 of the main filing from Durham: This is the big statement that got a lot of attention:
When the CIA examined what Sussmann gave them, their investigation led them to conclude that claims about the DNS data they were looking at were not 'technically plausible', did not 'withstand technical scrutiny', 'contained gaps', 'conflicted with [itself],' and was 'user created and not machine/tool generated.'
You'll recall in already declassified evidence released last year, the Georgia Tech people were discussing with Joffe how they could fake or 'spoof' DNS traffic between Alfa Bank and the server at Trump Tower.
Why Didn’t The CIA Buy Into The Alfa Bank Hoax Like The FBI Appeared To Have Done?
While the FBI briefly initiated an investigation of the Alfa Bank allegations after having the hoax handed off to them by Sussmann, the CIA seems to have almost immediately sussed out that what Sussmann had given to them was bogus and very likely “user created”.
Let’s see a show of hands.
Who actually remembers that the CIA had WARNED THE FBI that the Hillary Clinton campaign would very likely be sending dirty trickster operatives to them with fake Trump/Russia smears?
Former CIA Director John Brennan personally briefed President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and members of the National Security Council in late July of 2016 that Russian intelligence intercepts indicated that the Hillary Clinton campaign had just launched a serious dirty tricks operation targeting the Donald J. Trump campaign. And that the dirty tricks that were planned would center around Russian collusion allegations.
Who remembers which particular high ranking FBI officials received a specific and documented warning about this Clinton dirty tricks campaign from the CIA and when they received it?
I do! It was FBI Director James Comey and Agent Peter Strzok that got this documented and now declassified memorandum from the CIA on September 7, 2016.
Notice that’s almost two months before the tainted Carter Page FISA warrant heavily based on the Clinton campaign’s fake Steele Dossier was submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on October 26.
Durham Reveals That It Looked Like Sussmann Attempted To Hide Text Messages From Him But It’s OK Because He Got Them From Someone Else
Durham’s prosecution team got 2 previously undisclosed Baker phones from the OIG earlier this year. It's where they found the text message where Sussmann came right out and said he wasn't coming on behalf of any client.
What else did they find on those phones that wasn't turned over when it should have been?
If Sussmann tried to avoid discovery obligations by holding back text messages, Durham has caught him at it. And he just let him know he caught him at it.
This is turning into a phone book.
And, of course, about 15 new filings were made in the Durham since I started this column. Gettin’ hard to keep up!
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