History of the 4th (final) FISA on team Trump that might be relevant to the current news.
The warrant application was made in June 2017, six months into Trump presidency, and lasted until Sept'17.
It was signed by Rosenstein/McCabe and approved by judge.
It lacked probable cause 2/ When the fourth FISA (that was found to lack probable cause) was released in 2018 it looked like this:
Jun 11, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
This paid-for, lying fraud thinks everything is forgotten. It is not.
--On October 11, 2016, Steele met with the State Department and stated that his client, the DNC "is keen" to see the Russia/Trump info (lies) he put together to "come to light" prior to the election. /1
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
May 26, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Revisiting this BBC article. "Trump 'compromising' claims: How and why did we get here?"By Paul Wood
BBC News, Washington
Published 12 January 2017 bbc.com/news/world-us-…
BBC: On 15 October , the US secret intelligence court issued a warrant to investigate two Russian banks. This news was given to me by several sources and corroborated by someone I will identify only as a senior member of the US intelligence community bbc.com/news/world-us-…
May 25, 2022 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
Trump/Alfabank: Steele-Sussmann-FBI-Ohr (thread)
July 29, 2016: Sussmann tells Steele about the suspicious network traffic between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank /1
Sometime after the Steele-Sussmann meeting on July 29, Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS instructed Steele to write a report about Alfabank /2
"The evidence will show that this is a case about privilege: the privilege of a well-connected D.C. lawyer with access to the highest levels of the FBI; the privilege of a lawyer who thought that he could lie to the FBI without consequences
...the privilege of a lawyer who thought that for the powerful the normal rules didn't apply, that he could use the FBI as a political tool.
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, on September 19, 2016, the defendant, Michael Sussmann, a high-powered D.C. lawyer, went to the FBI...
May 19, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Upcoming today: former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker.
His testimony began late yesterday, describing his relationship with Sussmann
Sussmann used to work for the DOJ, and Baker considered him an expert in cyber security and someone he trusted
Baker said that he learned some time in 2016 that Sussmann was representing the DNC on cyber issues.
But Baker did not know Sussmann was representing DNC/Hillary on political issues.
May 19, 2022 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
As you are watching the Sussmann trial, remember that Hillary's people concealed that they hired Fusion and Steele. It took legal action for Perkins Coie to admit this in October 2017, by which point the damage was done. #SpecialCounselDurham
October 2017 -- WashPo is forced to report that Hillary paid for the Steele dossier and services of the dirty tricks outfit Fusion GPS
May 19, 2022 • 21 tweets • 6 min read
Laura Seago (Fusion GPS) testimony
-Started working for Fusion in July 2015
-reported to Fusion parters
-around 8 people worked for Fusion at the time
Seago says Fusion worked for "anti-Trump republicans" in fall 2015 and early 2016, then changed to Democrats.
May 18, 2022 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Guide to the Sussmann Trial
Scheduled for ten days.
Day One (Monday)- Opening arguments.
Prosecution outlined the conspiracy.
The Dems sought to use the FBI to derail Tump's presidential bid to ensure Hillary's coronation.
Sussmann is on trial because he is the nexus of the conspiracy, not the "fall guy".
What is the conspiracy?
Hillary campaign faked a story that Trump was a "Manchurian candidate" working for Russia.
May 18, 2022 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
The government’s opening statement:
Sussmann’s case is “about privilege: the privilege of a well-connected D.C. lawyer with access to the highest levels of the FBI; the privilege of a lawyer who thought that he could lie to the FBI without consequences.”
went straight to the FBI general counsel's office, the FBI's top lawyer. He then sat across from that lawyer and lied to him. He told a lie that was designed to achieve a political end, a lie that was designed to inject the FBI into a presidential election”
May 11, 2022 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
New filing in Sussmann case.
Government witness Special Agent David Martin is expected to testify “concerning the nature and types of conclusions that can – and cannot – be drawn about persons’ or entities online activities based on a review of DNS data”.
“We expect Agent Martin to state, in substance and in part, and among other things:
• The mere existence of a DNS lookup does not in and of itself reflect or prove the existence of actual communications between IP addresses (such as emails).”
Apr 26, 2022 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
Key takeaway from the latest Durham filing is that Fusion GPS injected “unverified derogatory information into the media, the government, and the public” about Trump and his associates to benefit Hillary Clinton
Now they are claiming all this is legal work storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…
“Indeed, the documents produced by Fusion GPS to date reflect hundreds of emails in which Fusion GPS employees shared raw, unverified, and uncorroborated information – including their own draft research and work product – with reporters.”
Apr 23, 2022 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Special Counsel details the “joint venture”.
“The evidence will further show that the joint venture continued and crystallized early in August 2016 when the defendant, Tech Executive-1, and agents of the Clinton Campaign met at Law Firm-1.
“In particular, on August 12, 2016, the defendant, Tech Executive-1, the Clinton Campaign’s General Counsel (Campaign Lawyer-1), and the co-founder of the Clinton Campaign’s hired investigative firm (the U.S. Investigative Firm) met in Campaign Lawyer-1’s office.”
Apr 20, 2022 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Who is Robby Mook and what was his role in Russiagate?
Mook was Hillary’s campaign manager for her 2016 presidential bid
John Podesta, campaign chairman, had authorized Mook to handle budget matters. Mook had approved Perkins Coie’s budget request for “opposition research” /1
Fusion GPS—opposition research firm that hired Steele and coordinated with Sussmann and the media —briefed Hillary’s lawyer Marc Elias.
Elias “summarized some of the information to top campaign officials, including Robby Mook.” /2
Feb 13, 2022 • 7 tweets • 6 min read
Here it is, the original Sussman indictment.
Aka “the Durham report”