Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a town hall meeting at Hillside Middle School in Manchester, New Hampshire. Gage Skidmore Flickr.

Via TTN:

On Tuesday, a federal grand jury found former Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann not guilty of lying to the FBI.

The New York Post reports:

The verdict came midway through the second day of deliberations following a two-week-long trial on a single count of making false statements to a federal agent.

Prosecutors unsuccessfully sought to prove that Sussmann deliberately lied to then-FBI general counsel James Baker by claiming not to be acting on behalf of the Clinton campaign and an Internet executive when the two met in 2016.

During the sitdown at FBI headquarters, Sussmann handed over two thumb drives and a number of “white papers” that purportedly showed a secret communications channel between the Trump Organization and a Kremlin-linked financial institution, Alfa Bank.

The plan, prosecutor Deborah Brittain Shaw said in her opening statement, was for internet researchers to find disparaging information about Trump and Russia, leak the findings to the press and then for Sussmann to lie to the FBI to spark an investigation into the since-discredited information — all in a bid to create an “October surprise” on behalf of the Clinton campaign.

The ruling delivers a brutal blow to Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the Russia hoax’s origins.

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George Simonis
George Simonis
6 months ago

Justice…Anyone think that Justice was served here? The jury was packed with Hillary supporters, and one of the jurors’ child was on a team with Sussmans daughter. THIS is a prime example of D.C. double standards. One for you and me, another for the swamp…

Captnguido
Captnguido
6 months ago

OMG! General Flynn forgets to tell the FBI that he spoke with a Russian ambassador for 5 minutes after a dinner and he gets charged with lying to them and loses everything, his house, savings and pension but Sussman, diliberatly gives the FBI false information under false pretenses, (as a concerned citizen) unverified and being paid by the Hillary campaign and leaks it to the dishonest press, he gets off scott free?? If all the democrats in our country can’t see there is something seriously wrong going on in our justice department, then they need to wake up real soon. Someday the tides may turn on them, what goes around, comes around!