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Prosecutors urge jury to convict ex-Clinton campaign lawyer for lying to FBI over Trump tip

Posted on AllSides May 27th, 2022
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politics, Michael Sussmann, 2016 Election, FBI, Russia Probe, Hillary Clinton
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Federal prosecutors on Friday presented closing arguments to a Washington jury in a criminal case against a former attorney for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, urging them to convict him for lying to the FBI in a bid to harm Donald Trump.

The case against the lawyer, Michael Sussmann, centers on whether he lied by claiming he was not representing any clients when in September 2016 he arranged a private meeting with the FBI's general counsel James Baker to pass along a now-debunked tip alleging the Trump Organization was secretly communicating...

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