“Former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann denied he was “representing a client” when he gave the CIA faulty data linking Donald Trump to Russia — and appeared “frustrated” that officials weren’t taking the information seriously, two former agency employees testified Friday.
One ex-spy — identified in court only as “Kevin P.” — recalled that he and a colleague met with Sussmann at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., in February 2017, shortly after Trump took office.
Sussmann gave the men two thumb drives that he said came from unidentified “contacts” and showed a secret, cyber backchannel between a Trump Organization server and Russia’s Alfa Bank, Kevin P. said.
“He said he was not representing a client,” the witness testified, adding that Sussmann also said he’d previously given “similar but unrelated” information to the FBI.
(…) Following the meeting at CIA headquarters, Kevin P.’s colleague — identified as “Steve M.” — drafted a memo summarizing what took place and noting that Sussmann had been there on behalf of a client, according to evidence shown to jurors.
But Kevin P. edited the memo to take out the word “client” and replaced it with “contacts,” another exhibit showed.
Sussmann’s meeting in Langley appeared to be the result of an earlier sit-down with retired CIA official Mark Chadason, a former station chief in both Europe and North Africa, who testified that he met with a Sussmann at a hotel in northern Virginia on Jan. 31, 2017, at the request of a mutual friend.
Sussmann told Chadason that he wanted to give the CIA information about a national security issue and had previously reached out to the agency’s general counsel in an attempt to do so, Chadason said.
Sussmann said he got the information from a Republican client but added that he wasn’t “sure if he would reveal himself to the CIA,” the former spook said. (Read more: New York Post, 5/2o/2022) (Archive)
Michael Sussman trial day Day 5-afternoon transcripts are in and we review two ex-CIA officials, Kevin P. and Mark Chadason, involved in the Hillary Clinton orchestrated Trump-Russia collusion hoax.
Timecodes: 00:00:00 – Intro 00:00:50 – Mindmap Overview 00:07:22 – Superchats 00:08:49 – Afternoon Session Transcript (Sussmann Trial Day 5) 00:11:12 – Witness Mark Chadason (Direct Examination) 00:28:05 – Witness Mark Chadason (Cross-Examination) 00:49:41 – Witness Mark Chadason (Redirect Examination) 00:54:15 – Witness Kevin P. (Direct Examination) 01:12:17 – Witness Kevin P. (Cross-Examination) 01:26:30 – Witness Kevin P. (Redirect Examination) 01:32:26 – Conclusion 01:36:19 – Superchats & Locals Community