The Clinton campaign claim that the infamous Steele dossier and other research should be shielded from public view because it’s covered by attorney client privilege, is being attacked by Special Counsel John Durham.
In court filings, Durham argues that if the information was privileged and protected, the campaign - and it’s hired opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, would have not shared it with the media.
“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. And they appear to have done so as part of a (largely successful) effort to trigger negative news stories about one the Presidential candidates,” the filing states.
One Sept. 24, 2016 email to New York Times reporters reads:
Gents good to see you yesterday. sounded like you might be interested in some of the attached russia-related material. these are internal, open source research drafts, as agreed, pls treat this as background/not for attribution. as you’ll see it’s all easily replicated anyway. Can also send you a [name]/Toronto memo once i dig it out. I’m skipping over [name] and [company name]. believe your guys have done that up . . . leave it to you to distribute internally, or not, as you see fit. don’t believe sunny isles/hollywood or panama or toronto have been touched by brands xy or z. amazingly, don’t think anyone has done up the trump tower poker ring story either. pretty vivid color there.
The court filings are in regard to former Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann’s upcoming trial. Sussmann is facing a charge of lying to the FBI.
Just The News notes that Durham’s filing and treasure trove of emails to reporters from the Clinton camp, “also puts the traditional media on notice that when Sussmann's trial on a charge of lying to the FBI begins next month, the unholy alliance between traditional media reporters and the Democrat machine will be laid bare for the world to see.”
H/T Just The News
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