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Clinton 2016 campaign lawyer acquitted of lying to the FBI

May. 31, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign was acquitted Tuesday of lying to the FBI when he pushed information meant to cast suspicions on Donald Trump and Russia in the run-up to that year's election. The case against Michael Sussmann was the...

Deliberations underway in trial linked to Trump-Russia probe

May. 27, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign hid his partisan interests from the FBI as he pushed “pure opposition research” related to Donald Trump and Russia in the weeks before the election, a prosecutor asserted Friday during closing arguments of the...

Defense: Notes back claim Clinton lawyer didn't lie to FBI

May. 25, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense attorneys for a Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer charged with lying to the FBI during the Trump-Russia probe showed jurors handwritten notes on Wednesday aimed at undercutting allegations that he misled the federal government about his legal work. Michael...

Key witness testifies in trial tied to Trump-Russia probe

May. 19, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The star prosecution witness in the trial of a Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer testified Thursday that he was “100 percent confident” that the attorney told him he was not acting on behalf of a particular client when he presented information meant to cast suspicions on...

Testimony: Clinton team did not approve lawyer's FBI meeting

May. 18, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign did not authorize a lawyer to meet with the FBI and provide information that was meant to cast suspicions on rival candidate Donald Trump and possible connections to Russia, according to trial testimony Wednesday. Michael...

Clinton campaign lawyer sought to 'use' FBI, prosecutor says

May. 17, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign who is charged with lying to the FBI early in the Trump-Russia probe sought to “use and manipulate” federal law enforcement to create an “October surprise" in the final weeks of the presidential race, a prosecutor alleged...

Jury selected for trial of lawyer charged with lying to FBI

May. 16, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury was picked Monday in the trial of a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign who is accused of lying to the FBI as it investigated potential ties between Donald Trump and Russia in 2016. The case against Michael Sussmann, a cybersecurity...

EXPLAINER: Why stakes are high in trial tied to Russia probe

May. 14, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first trial resulting from special counsel John Durham’s investigation of the early days of the Trump-Russia probe hardly seems an explosive affair. It’s about a single false statement that a cybersecurity lawyer with ties to the Hillary Clinton campaign is alleged to...