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Lawyer for Clinton campaign and DNC gave FBI documents for Russia probe, sources say
FoxNews.com ^ | 10/04/18 | Catherine Herridge

Posted on 10/04/2018 3:31:41 PM PDT by blueyon

A top lawyer working with the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign contacted the FBI’s general counsel in late 2016 and provided documents for the Russia probe as federal investigators prepared a surveillance warrant for Trump campaign aide Carter Page, sources close to a congressional investigation told Fox News, citing new testimony.

The FBI official who was contacted, James Baker, revealed the exchange to congressional investigators during a closed-door deposition Wednesday. He said Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann initiated contact with him and provided documents as well as computer storage devices on Russian hacking. The sources said Baker described the contact as unusual and the “only time it happened.”

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Maybe the FBI should be looking at those who did the real collusion instead of Trump
1 posted on 10/04/2018 3:31:41 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

So, Baker only assaulted the American Way in this way once....

How many other ways did he develop?


2 posted on 10/04/2018 3:35:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: blueyon

Hey Mueller! Over here!


3 posted on 10/04/2018 3:37:43 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: blueyon; usnavy_cop_retired

To: Another Kansan
Reading Grssley’s letter(7 Jun 2017) to Fusion I find this paragraph telling:

“Regarding your claim of attorney work product privilege, your attorney has failed to explain how Fusion’s work was completed in anticipation of litigation. On a phone call with Committee staff, your attorney vaguely indicated that Fusion’s work was done in anticipation of the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Your attorney’s assertion lacked any detail necessary to properly consider its merit. Moreover, given the circumstances, it appears that Fusion’s work was conducted in anticipation of the presidential election, rather than in anticipation of any litigation—in which case the privilege does not apply.”

That tells me that the dossier was produced specifically to give the FBI and IC a reason to go to the FISA for surveillance of Trump and his staff.
Grassley’s letter https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/chairman-rejects-fusion-gps-excuses-withholding-documents-dossier-

15 posted by usnavy_cop_retired


4 posted on 10/04/2018 3:38:03 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: blueyon

That should be DOCTOR Carter Page, since the media has informed us that having a PhD implies that a person is SMART and must be BELIEVED.


5 posted on 10/04/2018 3:39:40 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: Magnum44

Democrat Criminal Opertives


6 posted on 10/04/2018 3:41:06 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: bigbob

LOL. Too true.


7 posted on 10/04/2018 3:43:36 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: blueyon
Is Michael Sussman any relation to Donald Susman? Other top 10 individual donors to Priorities USA Action to help Hillary Clinton included: $3 million from Haim Saban, $1.6 million from Laure Woods, and $1.5 million from Donald Sussman.
8 posted on 10/04/2018 3:43:52 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: bigbob

Apparently they are starting to roll up the coup.


9 posted on 10/04/2018 3:44:25 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: wastoute

Any word on FISA declass ?

Sessions was supposed to deliver to House Jud Comm today .


10 posted on 10/04/2018 3:44:59 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: blueyon
Baker is at the heart of surveillance abuse allegations, and his deposition lays the groundwork for next week's planned closed-door interview with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Baker, as the FBI's top lawyer, helped secure the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant for Page, as well as three subsequent renewals. Prior to the deposition, Republican investigators said they believed Baker could explain why information about Steele and his apparent bias against then-candidate Trump were withheld from the FISA court, and whether any exculpatory information was known to Rosenstein when he signed the final FISA renewal for Page in June 2017.

Baker, who had a close working relationship with former FBI Director James Comey, left the bureau earlier this year.

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So, Baker is in DEEP .... does he want to mitigate what happened to the benefit of Comey, Rosenstein et al or save his own hide? I don't think he'll be flipping a coin for the answer.

11 posted on 10/04/2018 3:49:45 PM PDT by Qiviut (McCain & Obama's Legacy in two words: DONALD TRUMP!)
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To: piasa

Someone else to check on:

October 03, 2011 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

WASHINGTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Perkins Coie announced today that a senior member of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, which oversees DOJ’s nationwide counterterrorism, counterespionage, and export-control programs, has joined the firm. Todd Hinnen, who served in the National Security Division as both Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Law and Policy and Acting Assistant Attorney General, a role in which he managed all aspects of the 320-attorney division, begins as a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office effective immediately.

“I look forward to using my government experience to assist private companies interacting with the law-enforcement and national-security communities. Perkins Coie has a long, distinguished history of representing technology and defense industry leaders in such matters. This is a great fit for me.”
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Hinnen previously worked as a prosecutor in the Department’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, as a Director in the National Security Council’s Directorate for Combating Terrorism, and as Chief Counsel to then-Senator Joseph Biden. His wide-ranging responsibilities on national-security and law-enforcement issues have included supervising the federal government’s major terrorism- and espionage-related investigations and prosecutions, representing DOJ on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and testifying before Congress on a variety of intelligence issues, including expiring Patriot Act authorities.

Hinnen will join Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann, a nationally recognized expert in Internet law who has established a leading practice at the intersection of privacy, technology, and national-security issues. “Todd is an exceptionally talented lawyer who will bring a wealth of experience at the very highest levels to our clients facing challenging criminal and national-security issues,” said Sussmann. In 2002, Hinnen joined Sussmann in DOJ’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, where Hinnen prosecuted several high-profile cases, including the first trial of an individual alleged to have provided material support to terrorism over the Internet and the convictions of several high-profile state and federal officials in connection with a plot to prevent voters from reaching the polls. “I started working with Todd a decade ago, and I’m thrilled that we’ll be working together again as he re-enters private practice,” Sussmann said.

Hinnen will join Perkins Coie’s growing Privacy and Security Practice, advising clients on criminal and national-security investigations, regulatory compliance, and interactions with law enforcement, national security, homeland security, and intelligence agencies. He will also counsel companies on mergers, acquisitions, and other foreign investments in domestic entities that impact national security. As Acting Assistant Attorney General with the DOJ’s National Security Division, Hinnen was responsible for reviewing all such transactions as a member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

“Effective national security increasingly requires close collaboration and communication between government agencies and the private sector,” said Hinnen. “I look forward to using my government experience to assist private companies interacting with the law-enforcement and national-security communities. Perkins Coie has a long, distinguished history of representing technology and defense industry leaders in such matters. This is a great fit for me.”

Hinnen drafted legislation relating to national-security and criminal-justice policy while serving as Chief Counsel to then-Senator Joseph Biden. As a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition team, he prepared Justice Elena Kagan for her confirmation hearing for the position of Solicitor General. Prior to that, Hinnen served under President George W. Bush as a director in the National Security Council’s Directorate for Combating Terrorism. Following his graduation from Harvard Law School, he clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Both Hinnen and Sussmann are available to comment on Hinnen’s transition to Perkins Coie as well as broader cybersecurity, privacy, and national-security issues.


12 posted on 10/04/2018 3:53:52 PM PDT by Bookshelf
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To: Qiviut

If Everyone Flips, NO ONE will be held to account and go to Prison where they belong!


13 posted on 10/04/2018 4:04:37 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: blueyon

why wasn’t Baker forthcoming with this information a year ago?


14 posted on 10/04/2018 4:06:48 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: Ann Archy

Usually the first to flip gets the deal, the rest are SOL so it pays to flip/sing early.


15 posted on 10/04/2018 4:13:26 PM PDT by Qiviut (McCain & Obama's Legacy in two words: DONALD TRUMP!)
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To: Qiviut

But I have heard that almost everyone is supposedly flipping!


16 posted on 10/04/2018 4:15:58 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: blueyon

“Unusual”

But the whole initiation by Clinton of the FBI probe against Trump.

Once is all it takes. Especially when the FBI chooses winners and losers.


17 posted on 10/04/2018 4:30:54 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Sessions IS the swamp.)
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To: blueyon
"“When Sussmann met with Mr. Baker on behalf of a client, it was not connected to the firm’s representation of the Hillary Clinton Campaign, the DNC or any Political Law Group client.”"

CYA mode for the perkins coie & co.
18 posted on 10/04/2018 4:33:40 PM PDT by chief lee runamok (mongrel at large)
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To: blueyon

I guess this Russian Election Collusion slipped by Mueller. But seriously, I would think handcuffs and a swat style raid and full seizure of everything of the law firm would have happened by now


19 posted on 10/04/2018 4:39:04 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Bookshelf

Wanna bet this is the payoff for a yet to be disclosed role in the Uranium One deal.


20 posted on 10/04/2018 4:50:51 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck ( Socialism consumes EVERYTHING!)
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