Here's some more from NYP
Sussmann is accused of a single count of making a false statement to federal authorities on Sept. 19, 2016. The indictment was returned just three days short of the expiration of the five-year statute of limitations.
Hmmm....at least they didn't let it die under SoL.
During their conversation, Sussmann allegedly told Baker that “he was not acting on behalf of any client, which led the FBI General Counsel to understand that Sussmann was conveying the allegations as a good citizen and not as an advocate”.
“In fact …” the indictment states, “in assembling and conveying these allegations, Sussmann acted on behalf of specific clients,” including the Clinton campaign.
Michael SussmannMichael Sussmann is accused of making a false statement to federal officials.
Michael Sussmann is accused of making a false statement to federal officials.
Sussmann, the indictment says, had been retained by the Democratic National Committee in April 2016 to represent it after its email servers were hacked by groups affiliated with the Russian government. “In or around the same period,” the document says, “Sussmann was also advising the Clinton campaign in connection with cybersecurity issues.”
The indictment also claims that Sussmann had “coordinated and communicated” about the Alfa-Bank allegations “during telephone calls and meetings” with an unidentified tech executive who had passed him the purported server data in the summer of 2016 and the Clinton campaign’s general counsel, Marc Elias — then a Perkins Coie partner.
Those calls and meetings, the document alleges, were billed by Sussmann to the Clinton campaign.
That's it....back to The Firm. Busted the lawyers bills!