Sussmann Attys Say It Is 'Nonsensical' Alleged Lie 'Lulled' FBI

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By Justin Wise (March 31, 2022, 3:11 PM EDT) — The ex-Perkins Coie LLP partner charged with lying to the FBI before the 2016 election on Thursday doubled down on a push to dismiss the case, claiming it’s “nonsensical” that a lawyer the agency knew worked on behalf of the Democratic National Committee affected its decision-making by allegedly hiding connections to the Clinton campaign.

During a virtual hearing in Washington, D.C., district court, attorneys for Michael Sussmann pressed for the indictment to be thrown out on grounds that the alleged lie was immaterial and did not affect the government’s subsequent decisions. They also argued that the claim Sussmann “lulled” the FBI…

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