Ex-FBI Atty Says Sussmann Said He Was Acting On His Own

By Justin Wise (May 19, 2022, 3:53 PM EDT) — The FBI’s former top lawyer told a D.C. federal jury on Thursday he is “100% confident” that ex-Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann told him he was not representing any clients when he brought suspicions to him ahead of the 2016 election about a possible connection between then-candidate Donald Trump and a Russian bank.

James Baker testified Thursday as the government’s key witness in a criminal case centered on allegations that Sussmann, a former Perkins Coie LLP cybersecurity partner, lied about why he was sharing data with the FBI showing a purported secret channel between Trump and the Russian financial institution Alfa…

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