Things just got a little more interesting regarding former Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann’s case in the Durham probe.
Former New York Times journalist Eric Lichtblau has asked for protection for having to testify in the probe.
If you recall, Lichtblau was one of the journalists that won the Pulitzer Prize for the reporting on the since debunked Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
But If It’s Fake News…
This is going to bring a very hard question before the court.
If the story itself is fake news, does the journalist have the right to protect his sources?
Lichtblau worked for The Times from 2002 until 2017.
His collective team won the Pulitzer in 2018 for its reporting on the alleged connection between Trump and Russia, connections we now know did not exist.
His attorney, Chad Bowman, in his filing for protection, wrote that Lichtblau was “investigating information showing that logs of computer ‘look up’ messages showed a pattern of connection between a Trump Organization computer server and a large Russian bank with longstanding ties to Russia’s president” and that Sussmann was a “confidential source for this reporting.”
The alleged connection between Trump and Alfa Bank was used as a key part of this so-called investigation.
Durham is more than likely hoping to expose several sources other than Sussmann to help make the link to Hillary and anyone else that was contributing to this false narrative.
We would expect that, at the very least, the judge will rule all questioning must remain focused on Sussmann, but we are hoping everyone is fair game considering the entire story was completely bogus and used as a political attack, of which this journalist was complicit.
After all, it is up to the journalist to verify the story, which was clearly not done here.
Source: Just the News