Ex-Clinton GC Says Campaign Didn't Send Sussmann To FBI

By Justin Wise (May 18, 2022, 4:56 PM EDT) — A former top lawyer to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign told jurors during the criminal trial of ex-Perkins Coie LLP partner Michael Sussmann on Wednesday that he didn’t recall anyone in the campaign directing Sussmann to go to investigators with allegations about a potential link between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia.

Marc Elias, a prominent elections law attorney and the former leader of Perkins Coie’s political law practice group, testified as part of a case accusing Sussmann of lying to the FBI by failing to disclose his own affiliation with the Clinton campaign when he turned over since-discredited allegations about Trump and…

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