Durham probe issues new round of subpoenas; includes law firm for DNC

Durham probe issues new round of subpoenas; includes law firm for DNC
U.S. Attorney John Durham, District of Connecticut. Dept. of Justice photo via Fox News

[Ed. – This effort comports with analysis of the Sussmann indictment that Durham was laying the basis for a broader slate of subpoenas and likely prosecutions.]

The grand jury subpoenas for documents came earlier this month after Durham charged Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann with lying to the FBI in a September 2016 meeting. During that meeting, Sussmann handed over data purporting to show links between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank. That tip became part of the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election but the FBI ultimately couldn’t find evidence of a link.

In seeking additional documents from Sussmann’s former law firm, Perkins Coie, investigators from the special counsel’s office appear to be sharpening their focus on the Democratic political machinery during the 2016 campaign and efforts to tie Trump to Russia. …

Durham has already accessed reams of the law firm’s records, such as billing records, meeting calendars and a log of documents that the firm protects under attorney-client privilege. Some of the newly sought-after documents have been guarded so far by attorney-client privilege.

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