Sussmann Attys Slam Feds' 'Conspiracy Theory' To End Trial

By Justin Wise (May 27, 2022, 4:36 PM EDT) — Counsel for Michael Sussmann accused federal prosecutors on Friday of peddling a “giant political conspiracy theory” as they tried to build a criminal case against the ex-Perkins Coie LLP partner and Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer for allegedly lying to the FBI. 

The accusation came as part of closing arguments from Sussmann’s defense team as jurors prepared to begin deliberating whether the attorney made a materially false statement to the FBI in 2016 when he passed along since-discredited allegations about possible ties between then-candidate Donald Trump and a Russian bank. Sussmann is accused of telling the FBI’s top lawyer that he was…

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