Durham has charged Sussmann, a former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer, with lying to the FBI
The trial of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann began May 16, as Special Counsel John Durham’s years-long investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe finally landed in court.
Here is what you need to know.
Sussmann is charged with making a false statement and has pleaded not guilty.
The trial is being held in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia with Judge Christopher Cooper presiding.
Durham alleges Sussmann told 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 Sussman requested and attended a meeting where he presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly……SNIP……..