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#SussmannTrial Day 10: Barricades have been placed before the main entry of the E. Barnett Perryman Courthouse in Washington DC where former #Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann’s trial for allegedly lying to the FBI about concocted #Trump-Russia links presumably concludes Friday.
@EpochTimes has covered the trial blow-by-blow since the opening gavel and will be here until the end. To catch up, Zach Stieber — brilliant ace reporter that he is — has built this timeline.
US District Judge Christopher Cooper has scheduled closing arguments to begin at 9 am. He asked attorneys to limit final orations to one hour and 40 minutes each — no more than 100 minutes. #SussmannTrial
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Hillary campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann's criminal trial is reaching its conclusion.

On Day 10, Friday, the Jury will be read closing statements by the prosecution and defence,

Next, it's time for deliberation. /1
In the last 8 days, we heard from 20 witnesses.
17 were for the prosecution.
Sussmann declined to testify in his own defence.
A witness for the defence, former NYT reporter, pulled out. /2
Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann," the defendant, is charged with one count of making false statements to the FBI; that is, for willfully and knowingly making a materially false statement to the General Counsel of the FBI." /3
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#SussmanTrial Day 3: On tap to testify Wednesday: Clinton campaign attorney Debbie Fine, FusionGPS technician Laura Seago, Clinton campaign general counsel Marc Elias, former DNC employee Tom McMahon and former FBI general counsel James A. Baker.
Prosecutor Jonathon Algor questioning Fine, an attorney who now works for the Open Society Institution. She was a deputy campaign counsel. Asked if she could explain the campaign's leadership structure, she said: "No." #SussmannTrial
Algor is asking Fine about what "opposition research" is. "I conducted research to support the campaign. I am not comfortable discussing what that was used for," Fine said. #SussmannTrial
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Deliberations begin Tuesday morning at the E. Barnett Prettyman U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in Michael #Sussmann's trial for allegedly lying to the FBI about the #Trump Organization's purported ties to a Russian Bank.
Opening statements will begin shortly after Judge Christopher Cooper convenes the trial about 9 a.m. Sussmann and his defense team arrived at 8 a.m. Special Prosecutor John #Durham and his cadre of federal lawyers arrived about 8:30 a.m., so all should be set for 9 a.m. start.
Special Prosecutor John #Durham and his van-load of federal lawyers arrived at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Tuesday morning. Former #Clinton attorney Michael #Sussman's false statement trial is expected to last two weeks.
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Members of #Sussmann's nine-member legal team and several of Special Prosecutor John #Durham's five attorneys are sorting through documents, presumably answered questionnaires from the remaining 38 juror candidates.
Judge Cooper said he calls this part of jury selection "musical chairs" as jurors are struck and/or selected which, for some reason, requires them to change seats. Prosecutors have just asked for more time in presenting their "wish list" of jurors
Hard to say who is in and who is out. Juror candidates, all identified by number, are being asked to stand or sit when their number is called ... about 10 standing as attorneys confer.
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I want to do this short thread on why the Sussman indictment is so important.
It is laying down the keystone that is placed to allow the other arches to connect, creating a window or door, while supporting the weight of the stones to be added later. #Sussmann #DurhamIndictment
That individual keystone may not look that important, it may even look merely decorative to the untrained eye.
But it is the essential engineering piece to build the entire wall, building or cathedral.
The investigations of Russian Collusion, Spygate, & whatever other names have been used are investigating some of the most complex crimes in history.
We were given a billion piece jigsaw puzzle with no idea what it looked like.
Worse, the people who made it, fed us false images!
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News Analysis 🔎 | The author of the #SteeleDossier told a @StateDept official that his client wanted allegations against Trump out before elections, and claimed #Russia had an agent planted in @DNC.

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A recently released @StateDept memo revealed that #SteeleDossier author #ChristopherSteele met with Kathleen Kavalec, then-deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, on Oct. 11, 2016—10 days prior to the @FBI obtaining a #FISA warrant on Carter Page.
Noted in a May 10 letter by Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC to @SecPompeo & IG #Horowitz: “Ms. Kavalec’s contacts with Steele may have been the most significant and memorialized communications with him by a U.S. government official prior to the issuance of the Carter Page FISA warrant.”
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EXCLUSIVE from Jeff Carlson @themarketswork

James Baker Testimony: #MichaelSussmann gave former top FBI attorney James Baker information alleging a #Russian bank was communicating with a server in Trump Tower—an allegation later proven false.…
#PerkinsCoie was also the law firm who had hired #FusionGPS—on behalf of the #ClintonCampaign and the DNC—which in turn hired former British MI6 agent #ChristopherSteele to produce the dossier that has become known as the #SteeleDossier.
Baker’s testimonies before the House judiciary and oversight committees were conducted on Oct 3 & Oct 18 in an unclassified setting with legal counsel present. The transcripts have not been publicly released, but were obtained for this article.
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