Judge Responds to Clinton Lawyer’s Mistrial Request

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It looks like Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann better get comfortable in the courtroom because he won’t be going anywhere else anytime in the immediate future, despite his attorney’s attempt. Defense attorneys representing Sussmann in the first trial stemming from Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe signaled they were moving for a mistrial, however, the federal judge presiding over the case said he was “not inclined” to agree.

Fox News reports:

Sussmann’s attorney, Sean Berkowitz on Wednesday afternoon said he planned to argue for a mistrial on Thursday, due to a back-and-forth that came from the hours-long questioning and testimony of former Clinton campaign general counsel Marc Elias.

At one point during cross-examination by the defense, Elias was asked whether Sussmann went to the FBI in September 2016 with data alleging a covert communications channel between Donald Trump and Russia’s Alfa Bank on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign.

“I think you’d have to ask Mr. Sussmann,” Elias said.

Later, the prosecution brought Sussmann’s response up — a move the defense said violates Sussmann’s rights.

U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper wasn’t moved by the defense’s argument.

“You should be prepared to deal with witnesses [tomorrow],” Cooper told Berkowitz. “I am not inclined to grant a mistrial.”

The government called former FBI General Counsel James Baker to the stand following hours of Elias’s testimony. Baker was questioned for about 45 minutes and is expected to face questioning for most of the morning on Thursday as well as cross-examination from the defense.

Sussmann is charged with making a false statement to the FBI.

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kbhoutex
kbhoutex
1 month ago

Lock them up, they are Not above the Law. It should follow the lie’s all the way up to Hillary Rodham Clinton!

Jack Livingston
Jack Livingston
1 month ago
Reply to  kbhoutex

AMEN!!!!!!!

Carole Nice
Carole Nice
1 month ago

Maybe he will resort to the James Comey defense of “I don’t remember”, or the Hillary Clinton defense of “what difference at this point does it make?”

graceythecat
1 month ago

lock all these commie democrat cult members up. period.

David Mille
David Mille
1 month ago

I HOPE they FRY Sussmann, Hilary, Baker, Elias the whole damn bunch of them. Democrats need to know the rule of law in this country is absolute and for far too long because theyve owned the courts with their pathetic liberal judges, theyve been getting around punishment. Its time they owned up NOW!!!

Mike DeDominic
Mike DeDominic
1 month ago

She is a liar, She is as corrupt as she can be. She needs to be incarcerated!

F J B - F B O
F J B - F B O
1 month ago

THERE ARE NO MISTRIAL! THEY KEEP TRYING TO STOP THE TRUTH BUT IT’S TO LATE! THE JUSTICE IN THIS CASE SHOULD MOVE STRAIGHT TO THE VERDICT OF GUILTY AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ONE!

Jay
Jay
1 month ago

It’s way past time for these no goods to be prosecuted to the hilt!!!!! Lock um up..
sooner the better!!! Got to get to Teflon Clinton and answer for all her misdeeds
which are way to many to even count. Her deal is to kick the can down the road to
run out the time clock so she can’t be prosecuted……the Clinton bag of tricks!!!!

Larry
Larry
1 month ago

Look the whole democratic party should be investigated under the RICO act and these republicans are dirty too hence the uniparty that we have watch for decades sell us down the river and spend us into oblivion and at the top of it all the family’s that own these central banks screw the party’s George Washington warn us and here we are 250 years later and we are just finding out what a hoot

BillyQ
BillyQ
1 month ago

The Clinton’s have broken laws for so long and gotten away with it it’s no wonder they believe nothing will happen to them, the media , DNC and DOJ are just as guilty

Mike DeDominic
Mike DeDominic
1 month ago

These people destroyed the Trump Presidency with lies, The FBI needs to be purged of corrupt agents. Above all HRC needs an orange pants suit.

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