Judge Rules to Limit Information on ‘Joint Venture’ in Sussmann Trial

Last week, Special Counsel John Durham requested that the court allow him to show evidence regarding the alleged “joint venture” between Michael Sussmann and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Sussmann, as you may recall, is an attorney that worked both with Hillary’s campaign and the DNC.

He also happened to be a source feeding information to the FBI regarding the alleged collusion of Trump and the Russians.

Limit the Evidence

Judge Christopher Cooper, an appointee of Barack Obama, has given Durham both a win and a loss.

Cooper will allow Durham to present evidence, but it will be limited in scope.

Cooper, as we predicted, is doing his best to protect Hillary and even the Obama administration.

If Durham can make this link, who knows where it will lead.

Cooper, in his ruling, stated, “For starters, Mr. Sussmann is not charged with a conspiracy.”

He continued, “But when the relevant conspiracy is uncharged, extensive presentation of evidence about that conspiracy is likely to confuse the jury and distract from the issues at hand.”

He then added, “The Court will exercise its discretion not to engage in the kind of extensive evidentiary analysis that would be required to find that such a joint venture existed, and who may have joined it.

“While the Special Counsel has proffered some evidence of a collective effort to disseminate the purported link between Trump and Alfa Bank to the press and others, the contours of this venture and its participants are not entirely obvious.”

Durham contends that Sussmann was working to smear Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign, not revealing information due to national security concerns, as Sussmann and his attorneys have contended.

Source: New York Post


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