Injustice: D.C. Jury with Multiple Dem Donors Acquits Clinton Campaign Lawyer Michael Sussmann

Patrick Taylor | June 1, 2022
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In spite of the mountains of evidence compiled against him, Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann was acquitted on a charge of lying to the FBI by a Washington, D.C. jury Tuesday. The verdict is a major setback for Special Counsel John Durham, the U.S. attorney tasked with investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.

Judge Christopher Cooper, an Obama appointee best known for harshly sentencing those who trespassed in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was among Durham’s chief obstacles. Cooper routinely refused prosecutors access to evidence and blocked them from presenting emails between the Clinton campaign and Fusion GPS, an opposition-research firm.

The final nail in the coffin, however, may have been jury selection. Cooper overruled prosecutors’ objections to multiple jurors, meaning that individuals who may have had a conflict of interest sat on the jury.

The result? Three Hillary Clinton donors, one donor to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and a juror whose child plays on the same high school sports team as Sussmann’s daughter sat on the jury. No matter the evidence presented, it seems that Durham and his prosecutors fought an uphill battle.

Related: Bombshells Revealed as Defense Rests in Clinton Lawyer Michael Sussmann’s Trial

“I don’t think it should have been prosecuted,” an anonymous juror said of the case, according to The Washington Times. “There are bigger things that affect the nation than a possible lie to the FBI.”

“Bigger things that affect the nation?” It would seem that this juror completely misunderstood her role. To determine guilt or innocence has little to do with whether the juror thinks there are bigger fish to fry.

Tuesday’s verdict further cemented the reality that there are two standards of “justice” in America: one for the elites in the political establishment, and one for everyone else.

Conservatives, like former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, have been obsessively pursued by prosecutors and targeted by judges. Yet, for people like Michael Sussmann, a man whose guilt has repeatedly been established, D.C. juries will bend over backwards to side with the defendant.

If Americans are expected to have any confidence in our justice system, corrupt elites like Sussmann need to begin facing consequences for their actions. Until then, it’s unclear whether conservatives can ever expect a fair trial in Washington, D.C.

 

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