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Will Sussmann Indictment Lead to Further Collapse in Russiagate? ‘The Hack That Wasn’t’ May Be Next To Fall

Sept. 24, 2021 (EIRNS)—The indictment of Hillary Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann offers fresh proof of the entirely fraudulent nature of Russiagate—the fanciful notion that the extremely wealthy American presidential candidate Donald Trump was actually under the control of the Kremlin.

The Sussmann indictment shows the complete fraud of the cockamamie Alfa Bank story, which claimed that a secret internet communications channel existed between the Trump Organization and that bank. (The supposed evidence was about as compelling as the pages of random numbers displayed by Mike Lindell as “proof” of widespread computer manipulation of vote totals in the 2020 election.)

In the case of the Alfa Bank story, the entire premise was concocted by Sussmann, an attorney at Perkins Coie, with the assistance of an unnamed “tech executive” and done for the benefit of “VIPs”—namely, the Clinton campaign. Sussmann passed on the collection of red herrings to the FBI, lying that he was simply a concerned citizen passing on evidence of illegality. When the FBI launched an investigation, it provided an angle for stories to be published in the media.

In coordination with Sussmann, Franklin Foer published an article in Slate about the supposed back-channel on Oct. 31, 2016, the same date that a similar article was published in the New York Times. The indictment of Sussmann reveals that the day before, Oct. 30, an employee of Fusion GPS—also hired by Perkins Coie to concoct the Steele Dossier dirt on Trump—urged Foer “to hurry.”

The Clinton campaign then pretended to have learned about this shocking Trump-Russia connection from Slate and the New York Times, even though they had planted the story!

The connection between Sussmann, the Clinton campaign, Perkins Coie, and Fusion GPS (of Steele Dossier infamy) should raise the further issue of the most significant component of Russiagate—the alleged Russian hack of the DNC.

When WikiLeaks announced that it would be releasing emails prejudicial to Hillary Clinton, the DNC went into damage control mode, concocting the story that WikiLeaks received the emails (from the DNC and other sources) not from a leaker, but due to a Russian hack. To pull together the picture, they used internet security firm CrowdStrike—also hired by Perkins Coie!—which dutifully found “evidence” of a Russian hack.

The LaRouche movement and leading members of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity immediately denounced the claims, as echoed in a January 2017 intelligence community assessment, as being part of a coup against elected government and as raising tensions with Russia.

The Sussmann indictment may drive researchers who have seen the many other holes in Russiagate to examine more thoroughly the hack-that-wasn’t.

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