Special Counsel John Durham lost his case accusing attorney Michael Sussmann of lying to the FBI.
Politico reported that the jury deliberated for about six hours.
The jury deliberated for about six hours before acquitting Michael Sussmann, 57, on the single felony charge he faced: that he lied when he allegedly denied he was acting on behalf of any client in alerting the FBI to claims that a secret server linked Trump and a Moscow bank with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Those watching the case were worried once jury selection began especially after the judge allowed Clinton donors to be seated despite objections from Durham’s team.
One member was a federal employee who admitted they donated to the Democrats in 2016 and another government employee who told the judge they “strongly” disliked former President Trump both claimed they could be impartial.
But it gets even shadier.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper’s wife is Lisa Page’s lawyer, and another one of the juror’s children is on the same row team with Sussaman’s kid.
– Judge’s wife is Lisa Page’s lawyer
– One of the juror’s kids is Sussman’s kid’s rowing teammate
– Multiple jurors were Hillary supporters/donors
There was never going to be a conviction.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) May 31, 2022
The acquittal was a classic example that the DC elite protecting their own.
Perhaps the biggest red flag of possible corruption was comments made by the forewoman who did not give her name but made a statement.
“Personally, I don’t think it should have been prosecuted because I think we have better time or resources to use or spend to other things that affect the nation as a whole than a possible lie to the FBI. We could spend that time more wisely,” she said.
That doesn’t sound very impartial.
“The government had the job of proving beyond a reasonable doubt,” she added, declining to give her name. “We broke it down…as a jury. It didn’t pan out in the government’s favor.”
There did appear to be some dissension between jury members. The morning on the day of the acquittal the jury sent Cooper a note asking if they had to agree unanimously on the ground for their verdict. Cooper informed the jury that in order to reach a conviction the jury had to be unanimous but they could acquit if jurors differed.
Michael Flynn was dragged through legal hell for years on charges he lied to the FBI even though it was clear they entrapped him. Hillary’s former campaign manager literally testified she gave the green light to spread the fake Alfa Bank story. Sussman was acquitted anyway.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 31, 2022