Clinton campaign lawyer pleads not guilty to charge in Trump-Russia probe
Michael Sussmann, a former lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign law firm, pleaded not guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI, a charge from a special counsel investigating the origins of an FBI probe of potential links between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
Special counsel John Durham issued Sussmann an indictment Thursday for making false statements during a Sept. 2016 meeting with James Baker, then General Counsel of the FBI.
The indictment accused Sussmann of erroneously telling Baker he did not represent “any client” when he met him to provide evidence of alleged links between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank.
Sussmann is the second person prosecuted in Durham’s probe into officials who investigated Trump-Russia connections.