Why the Sussmann Trial Was Important

Special Counsel John Durham, right, departs following day 2 of his trial at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on May 17, in Washington, D.C.
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Why the Sussmann Trial Was Important

Special Counsel John Durham lost in one way, but America wins in another—if we pay attention.

Last week, a jury acquitted Michael Sussmann. He is the elite Democratic, cybersecurity lawyer who has worked for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee and other elite leftists. He is also the man who sent Federal Bureau of Investigation General Counsel James A. Baker this now-infamous text message:

Jim – It’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss. Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow/ I’m coming on my own—not on behalf of a client or company—want to help the Bureau. Thanks.

The next day, the two had a short meeting at fbi headquarters. It was not recorded, and neither of them provided any notes (Baker took months to finally provide the above text message). But both acknowledge that Sussmann gave Baker Internet data that he said showed a Trump Organization computer secretly communicating with Alfa Bank in Russia. Sussmann then billed Clinton the exact same day for 4.5 hours “for work and communications regarding confidential project.”

Two days later, Sussmann called tech executive Rodney Joffe, who was his client and the source of the Internet data, as well as reporters from the New York Times and Washington Post who were working on stories about the Trump-Alfa Bank servers. That same day, top agent Joe Pientka texted a colleague, “People on 7th floor to include director are fired up about this server.” He was told an investigation would be opened before the day was out. fbi leaders placed a “close hold” on the information from Sussmann, which means they hid the fact that it came from Sussmann: They told agents assigned to the investigation that it came instead from the Department of Justice.

And what about the actual evidence at the heart of it all? It was garbage. When a supervising agent evaluated the data itself, he said it was so far from proving a secret channel that he wondered if the person making the accusation was mentally unstable—partially because no one would set up a sophisticated “secret channel” and put their name (“Trump Organization”) right on it. He testified that he was frustrated that fbi leaders refused to tell him who had provided the data and the accusation to Baker. But the investigation was underway, and Hillary Clinton could post to social media: “Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.”

But perhaps the most important aspect of all of this is when it happened: just weeks before the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Slate magazine published the Alfa Bank accusation, and Clinton policy adviser Jake Sullivan used it to accuse Donald Trump of collusion with Russians.

We would have never known these facts, or at least had the cell phone records and other hard evidence as proof, if not for the Sussmann trial. The Clinton campaign promised Joffe a top job in a Clinton presidency, obtained Internet data from him, added a false accusation to it, passed it to the fbi through a paid Clinton lawyer, then proclaimed it to the world after a “fired up” fbi began investigating it and leftist media began publishing it.

Even with all this evidence corroborating what is already clear, a D.C. jury acquitted Sussmann. That jury included three Hillary Clinton donors, an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez donor and a woman whose daughter is on the same sports team as Sussmann’s daughter. In a way, Sussmann’s acquittal is another piece of evidence in and of itself.

A conviction would have served justice in a small way, so this is yet another example of how injustice is rampant in this country right now. Even a jury trial, especially if it’s in D.C. and could reflect badly on Democratic elites, is subject to corruption in its juror selection and corruption in their verdict.

But the main thing to focus on in this is that injustice is being exposed for America and the world to see—if we are willing to face it. Imagine what would be happening right now if treasonous corruption were underway and the traitors were successful at hiding it. Instead, they have to be wondering, How does all of this keep coming out?

Leftists are using the acquittal to say that the Clinton campaign was not deeply corrupt, all the evidence that has come out in Sussmann’s defense, not to mention the prosecution, has added to six years of questions, investigations and now answers proving Durham’s central point: Hillary Clinton framed Donald Trump of colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election so that she could steal it. The May 20 Wall Street Journal opinion page put it this way: “Hillary Clinton Did It.”

The Journal’s editorial board focused on testimony made by Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook at Sussmann’s trial—and even amid all the collusion occurring between the Clinton campaign, Barack Obama’s fbi, the Times, the Post and other leftist elites, Mook’s testimony is stunning.

“The Russia-Trump collusion narrative of 2016 and beyond was a dirty trick for the ages, and now we know it came from the top—candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton,” the Journal wrote. “That was the testimony Friday by 2016 Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook in federal court, and while this news is hardly a surprise, it’s still bracing to find her fingerprints on the political weapon.

“Prosecutors presented evidence this week that Mr. Sussmann worked with cyber-researchers and opposition-research firm Fusion gps to produce the claims on behalf of the Clinton campaign, and to feed them to the fbi …. Prosecutors asked Mr. Mook about his role in funneling the Alfa Bank claims to the press. Mr. Mook admitted the campaign lacked expertise to vet the data, yet the decision was made by Mr. Mook, policy adviser Jake Sullivan (now President [Joe] Biden’s national security adviser), communications director Jennifer Palmieri and campaign chairman John Podesta to give the Alfa Bank claims to a reporter. Mr. Mook said Mrs. Clinton was asked about the plan and approved it. A story on the Trump-Alfa Bank allegations then appeared in Slate, a left-leaning online publication.”

Hillary Clinton directed Sussmann to feed illegally obtained and proof-of-nothing information from Joffe to the fbi and told her staff to leak the story to Slate so that her adviser Jake Sullivan could point to it as evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. This was not digging up dirt on a political opponent; it was creating dirt to plant on an opponent.

A sympathetic jury may have acquitted Sussmann of lying to the fbi, but he was still involved in spying on Donald Trump at Hillary Clinton’s behest and that is tantamount to treason.

My father, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry, was writing about how Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were behind the Russiagate hoax back in 2018, when most of the mainstream media still denied it. Now even the Wall Street Journal is reporting on the details about Clinton’s “dirty trick for the ages,” but Democrats are no longer interested in the story. They have moved on to the January 6 insurrection hoax and want to pretend like the Russiagate hoax never happened.

Journalists at both the New York Times and the Washington Post won Pulitzer Prizes for their Russiagate coverage, but none of them ever wrote about Robby Mook, Rodney Joffe, Michael Sussmann or Jake Sullivan. Only now is it becoming inescapable how deep the corruption surrounding Clinton and Obama’s fbi was—and is. Obama and Clinton always knew the Alfa Bank claims were as false as the claims from the Steele dossier, but they still did everything they could to frame Donald Trump as an agent of Russia.

The purpose of these political and criminal weapons was to prevent, sabotage or end the presidency of a duly elected president of the United States!

“You don’t have to know a lot about government to know that attempting to remove a lawfully elected president from office using unverified propaganda is treason of the highest level!” my father wrote four years ago. “Corrupt law enforcement officials, led by Barack Obama and with the help of Hillary Clinton, conspired to overthrow the government of the United States! If that is not treason, then what is? The entire Trump-Russia investigation is based on a hoax. Robert Mueller’s team has been searching for evidence of collusion for nearly a year and has found nothing. But what has been revealed is a tremendous amount of lawbreaking by bureaucrats in intelligence and law enforcement!”

Now more lawbreaking is being exposed. Hillary Clinton illegally spied on Trump Tower, misrepresented what the data contained to frame Trump, and paid people to feed false information to the fbi. President Barack Obama, who knew what Clinton was up to, used that information to launch an official federal investigation against Trump.

After John Durham started exposing this scandal, Donald Trump said it was a far bigger scandal than Watergate. He was ridiculed for that—but he was right!

The truth is coming out. It isn’t thanks to John Durham or a strong conservative movement in the government or in politics or even among ordinary people. Deeply buried truths, buried by extremely powerful radical elites, are being unearthed in spite of those people and even in spite of the rest of us. It’s literally a miracle.

The spreading swamp of evil in this country is a proof that Satan exists. Exposing it for what it is so that we can admit the truth about our country and ourselves is proof that God exists. He is active in America today because He is giving us one last chance to face reality and change.

A prophecy in Amos 7 states that God will pass by America one last time, and the only way for America to survive is for Americans to repent of their sins (verse 8). Unbelievable, horrible things are happening to our country, not just because of radical leftists but because, as Abraham Lincoln warned us, “we have forgotten God.”

“We have been watching this prophecy since June 1990, in the second issue of the Trumpet we ever produced,” my father wrote regarding Amos 7 (“Why I Still Believe Donald Trump Is Coming Back”). “It speaks of a time when God is preparing to measure the destruction of end-time Israel—the United States and Britain—and He says, ‘I will not again pass by them any more’ (verse 8). This is just before severe correction comes on these nations if they don’t repent. They are receiving their final warning. … So the entire context of God saying I will not again pass by them anymore is the time of ‘Jeroboam’—an end-time antitype of King Jeroboam ii of Israel.”

This prophecy is why we have consistently insisted that President Trump will return to power. We do not know exactly how this will unfold, but the Durham investigation is exposing a lot of corruption. His indictment of Igor Danchenko exposed the Obama administration’s role in compiling the bogus Steele dossier, and the Michael Sussmann indictment is exposing the Obama administration’s role in spying on the Trump White House. Keep watching the indictments: They just might move closer and closer to the real epicenter of the Russiagate scandal—Barack Obama.

Even many Democrats are growing concerned about the open Communist tactics the radical left is using to multiply the debt, create inflation, upset supply chains, flood the country with illegal immigrants, push parents out of their children’s lives, dismantle family, and even deny fundamental sex differences. Life in America continues to get worse, radicals continue to amass and exert power, but at the same time, God is making sure more people can wake up to the fact that Obama’s regime is a cabal of Communist monsters dead set on destroying America’s constitutional system of government! We are in a horribly weak period of time in this country, but God is giving us, giving you, one last chance to see the evil, to repent of our own faithlessness and sin, and to finally learn deeply what in God we trust really means.