Hillary Clinton Attempts to Hide Information from Special Counsel John Durham by Breaching FEC Settlement

Hillary Clinton via Gage Skidmore Flickr

According to a letter sent to Special Counsel John Durham, the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democrat National Committee (DNC)’s claims of attorney-client privilege in the Michael Sussmann criminal case may constitute a breach of the settlement agreements they entered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Last week a series of legal motions were filed by Hillary for America, the DNC, tech executive Rodney Joffe, Michael Sussmann’s former law firm Perkins and Coie, and the investigative firm Fusion GPS asking the court for permission to argue against disclosing documents to the special counsel based on their claims of attorney-client privilege. The motions were prompted by the special counsel’s pending false statement case against Sussmann.

In a three-page letter to Durham and Assistant Special Counsel Jonathan Algor, The Coolidge Reagan Foundation counsel Dan Backer alerted the special counsel’s office to key facts about the FEC’s recent decision to fine the groups. The previous complaint charged Hillary for America and the DNC with using the “law firm, Perkins Coie, to hire and funnel over $1 million to ‘outside research firms’ such as Fusion GPS ‘to perform potentially sensitive, controversial, or politically embarrassing’ opposition research into Donald Trump.”

The Federalist reports:

In Friday’s letter, Backer also highlighted Hillary for America and the DNC’s commitment in their settlement agreement with the FEC to “not further contest the Commission’s finding of probable cause to believe” that the political organizations had “falsely reported their payments through Perkins Coie to Fusion GPS as being for legal services.” In contrast, in the Sussmann case, Hillary for America and the DNC “are nevertheless asserting materials generated by Fusion GPS and provided to Perkins Coie are protected by attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine,” the letter stressed.

“The Government should not permit HFA and the DNC to adopt conflicting positions in different proceedings, depending on the federal agency against which they are litigating,” the foundation’s letter concluded, suggesting the trial court may find those breaches of the settlement agreement “material in ruling on any privilege claims.”

Sussmann is now also seeking to exclude that testimony and claims that both the Clinton campaign and the DNC will likewise seek to quash the subpoenas.

The irony in all of this, of course, is that the more Sussmann, the Clinton campaign, and the DNC hide behind the claims of attorney-client privilege, the more it appears that, yes, Sussmann pushed the Alfa Bank hoax, including during his meeting with FBI General Counsel James Baker, on behalf of the Clinton campaign. The FEC’s conclusion that probable cause existed to support the finding that the Clinton campaign and DNC had falsely reported fees paid to Fusion GPS as legal fees only further supports that conclusion.

The question Friday’s letter to the special counsel’s office raises, however, is whether the Clinton campaign and the DNC’s settlement agreement with the FEC, in fact, forecloses their claims of privilege in the Sussmann case. Backer believes it does, telling The Federalist, “The Clinton Campaign and the DNC want to have their cake and eat it too, but they cannot simultaneously say they won’t contest the reasoning behind the FEC fine and settlement agreement and also run to federal court and say, ‘No, no, no, everything we do is privileged.’”

That’s never stopped Hillary and her Democrat comrades before and it certainly isn’t going to stop them now.

The letter concluded, “HFA and the DNC lied on their campaign finance filings to make it appear that Fusion GPS’sopposition research into Donald Trump was performed in connection with legal services. They should not be permitted to peddle these false claims before a federal court.”

Read the letter first obtained by the Federalist HERE.

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3 months ago

Lock her up

John Grychak
John Grychak
3 months ago

WHY DID TULSI GABBARD LEAVE CONGRESS? WE NEED MORE WOMEN LIKE HER IN THE GOVERNMENT.

David Mille
David Mille
3 months ago
Reply to  John Grychak

AMEN TO THAT!! SHE WOULD BE A TERRIFIC VICE PRESIDENT FOR A FEW YEARS THEN A FANTASTIC PRESIDENT AFTER THAT

Dan
Dan
3 months ago

The best that could possibly happen is the dissolution of the democratic party.
DEMOCRATS ARE DOMESTIC TERRORISTS

Recce1
Recce1
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Not all, but many are seditionists, some terrorists, and a few traitors.

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

Hildebeast is going down for corruption.

Don
Don
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

About time too.

Recce1
Recce1
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I wish, but she knows where too many skeletons are hidden and too many bodies buried.

Arjay
Arjay
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Don’t hold your breath on that!!

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

Lock her up,gitmo has room.

Don
Don
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

In an isolation cell where she can talk only to herself.

Recce1
Recce1
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Can’t lock US citizens in GITMO.

chei
chei
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

she can have the whole place to herself

Arjay
Arjay
3 months ago
Reply to  Joe

No, ha ng her up in front of a fir in g sq uad!!

mbh
mbh
3 months ago

Several days ago, Hillary’s lawyer pushed back claiming that it’s ‘politics’ which is not required to be truthful – a display of guilt if there ever was one. Now, Hillary’s goon squad of lawyers are trying to claim attorney-client privilege which isn’t going to work either. The more they write and pushback, the more they admit/concede to their crimes.

Jay
Jay
3 months ago

Clinton is a disgusting individual and a criminal always avoiding being held accountable
like Teflon!! She needs to be brought down from her throne!!! She thinks she can get away
with all her lawlessness and has for many years!!! It’s time for her to be brought down to
be accountable for all her evil deeds and the shady character she really is. She thinks she
should be President, a birthright she thinks!!!! that would put the final nail in our coffin!!!

Arjay
Arjay
3 months ago
Reply to  Jay

She will NEVER be brought to “justice”! She’s too corrupt!! I will only believe it when I see it!!

Dee
Dee
3 months ago

Lock her up once and for all. Her and her husband and their foundation is corrupt and they should be held accountable for their criminal activity.

Dave
Dave
3 months ago

Lock them all up Look what the Democrats have done to America its so sad ! They hate America and are trying yo being it down.
There so corrupt and the reason America is falling apart.

PATTY
3 months ago

CROOKED FROM START TO HOPEFULLY FINISH…..WHERE THE LEGAL LAWS WILL HIT THEM FOR THE SCHEMS THEY HAVE DONE TO USE OTHERS FOR THEIR DIRTY WORK???????? I HOPEFULLY HOPE THAT THEY GET “ALL” THEIR DUES…….. AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T LET THEM OFF AGAIN FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE?????????

Arjay
Arjay
3 months ago

So when will she be arrested and taken into custody?

Ohhhh that’s right, she is above the law and NOTHING will ever happen to her on God’s green earth!!

Donna Calandra
3 months ago

obstruction of justice over and over again and the pattern continues just like all the accidents and suicides that all lead back to the clintons

Patriciao
1 month ago

They will not get away with their crimes because God’s judgement is on them!! They will all be taken down!!!

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