Latest John Durham News

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...

Avery sworn in as top US prosecutor for Connecticut

May. 09, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Vanessa Avery was sworn in Monday as the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, becoming the first Black woman to serve as the state's top federal prosecutor. Avery, who worked previously in the office of the state attorney general, was nominated for the post by...

Case against Clinton lawyer in counsel's probe can proceed

Apr. 13, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The criminal prosecution of a Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer charged with lying to the FBI during the Trump-Russia investigation can move forward, a judge ruled Wednesday in denying a defense bid to dismiss the case. The ruling means Michael Sussmann, charged...

Lawyer charged in Durham case asks to block dossier evidence

Apr. 05, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for the Hillary Clinton campaign charged with lying to the FBI during the Trump-Russia investigation is asking a judge to block from his upcoming trial evidence or testimony related to a dossier of uncorroborated allegations compiled by an-ex British spy. ...

Trump suit against Clinton part of longtime legal strategy

Mar. 29, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When a Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic panned Donald Trump's plans for a new Manhattan skyscraper, Trump responded by suing. When the tenants of a building he was trying to clear sued to halt their evictions, Trump slapped back by filing suit against the law firm...

Judge: Legal filing by Durham team created a 'sideshow'

Mar. 10, 2022 22:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge handling the case of a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton campaign charged with lying to the FBI during its probe into Russian election interference reminded attorneys on Thursday that their legal filings are under a public “microscope” and that he was the only audience...

Lawyer charged by Durham seeks dismissal of indictment

Feb. 17, 2022 20:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign who was charged by special counsel John Durham with lying to the FBI during a 2016 meeting asked a judge on Thursday to dismiss the indictment, calling it a case of “extraordinary prosecutorial overreach.” ...

EXPLAINER: How the latest Trump-Russia filing generated buzz

Feb. 16, 2022 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest filing from special counsel John Durham in his investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has been seized on by the conservative media and Donald Trump himself as vindication of the former president's oft-repeated claims that he was “spied” on. ...