Clinton campaign lawyer acquitted of lying to FBI

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Michael Sussmann, a cybersecurity lawyer who represented Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington on May 16, 2022. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/The AU Times)

A lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign was acquitted on Tuesday of lying to the FBI when he released information intended to cast suspicion on Donald Trump and Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election.

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The jury in Michael Sussmann’s case deliberated Friday afternoon and Tuesday morning before delivering their verdict.

The case was Special Counsel John Durham’s first courtroom test since he was appointed three years ago to seek government misconduct during the investigation into potential links between Russia and the Russia campaign. Donald Trump in 2016. The verdict represents a setback for Durham’s work, especially since Trump supporters had turned to the investigation to expose what they claimed were wrongdoing on the part of the FBI.

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This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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