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Clinton Feigns Poise While Lawyer Attempts to Dismiss Durham Case

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This week has been a rough one for Hillary Clinton, but the former First Lady certainly isn’t trying to let anyone know that.

Clinton is once again dealing with the fallout from her 2016 presidential campaign and her repeated attempts to paint eventual Commander in Chief Donald Trump as some sort of Russian agent.  A recent court filing emanating from the Durham probe has shown that one of Clinton’s associates was attempting to infiltrate the computer networks at Trump Tower, in what can only be presumed to be a shot at digging up some alleged dirt on the Republican superstar.

Just days ago, Clinton issued a tweet that attempted to downplay the whole thing as some kooky GOP conspiracy.

But that poise appears to have been nothing but political posturing, as Clinton’s legal team is now attempting some frantic and desperate maneuvering.

Attorneys for Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann filed a motion Thursday to dismiss the case against him in Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation, claiming a case of “extraordinary prosecutorial overreach.”

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Sussmann asserts in the motion to dismiss that the Durham indictment “fail[s] to state an offense.” He has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent, and has pleaded not guilty.

Durham’s indictment alleges that Sussmann told then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016, less than two months before the 2016 presidential election, that he was not doing work “for any client” when he requested and held a meeting in which he presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel” between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which has ties to the Kremlin.

The logic was pretzel-like, to say the least:

But in the motion to dismiss Thursday, Sussmann’s legal team insisted that he “did not make any false statement to the FBI.” The attorney added that the false statement alleged in the indictment is “about an entirely ancillary matter,” and “immaterial as a matter of law.”

“It has long been a crime to make a false statement to the government. But the law criminalizes only false statements that are material—false statements that matter because they can actually affect a specific decision of the government,” the lawyers wrote, adding that, by contrast, false statements “about ancillary matters” are “immaterial and cannot give rise to criminal liability.”

And while the Trump Tower allegations have only a general thematic resemble to Sussmann’s dilemma, the contrasting moods between Hillary and her people belies the possibility that someone is simply putting on a happy face…and it certainly isn’t Sussmann.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.