This Mistake Comes Back to Haunt Hillary Clinton

An old tweet that Hillary Clinton had posted is now coming back to haunt her.

Almost five-and-a-half years ago, the then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted a tweet making an unsubstantiated allegation against her then-opponent, Donald Trump.

The Gazette published an article that reported how this one tweet has now become a potential piece of evidence for the trial of one of her lawyers.

During September of 2016, following repeated false accusations to the FBI general counsel of an improper relationship between the Trump Organization and Russia, lawyer Michael Sussman was indicted. Ironically enough, its alleged that he hid the fact that he had worked for the Clinton campaign.

This is now becoming very problematic since it makes sense for a Clinton campaign staffer to have particular interest in any kind of information that would potentially harm her opponent. So instead of admitting this conflict of interest, Sussman had allegedly hid it from the FBI.

The Gazette reported that Sussman has pleaded not guilty to the crime and is expected to stand trial in May.

And now Durham has asked the federal court to allow this 2016 tweet from Clinton to be admitted as evidence in the trial wherein Clinton pushed the same debunked claims that Sussman had taken to the FBI as tweeted.

Clinton wrote:

“It’s time for Trump to answer serious questions about his ties to Russia.”

A screenshot attached to the tweet accused the Trump Organization of having a “secret server to communicate with Russian Alfa Bank.”

Western Journal detailed more of the report:

The accusation about a connection between the Trump Organization and Alfa-Bank has been debunked in investigations by the FBI, CIA, special counsel Robert Mueller, the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Durham.

Durham said his goal in presenting the tweet as evidence would be to “show the existence of the defendant’s attorney-client relationship with the Clinton Campaign, which is directly relevant to the false statement charge.”

Durham argued the tweet should not be considered inadmissible hearsay because “it is not being offered for its truth.” Sussman’s lawyers disputed that reasoning.

Durham said his goal in presenting the tweet as evidence would be to “show the existence of the defendant’s attorney-client relationship with the Clinton Campaign, which is directly relevant to the false statement charge.”

Durham argued the tweet should not be considered inadmissible hearsay because “it is not being offered for its truth.” Sussman’s lawyers disputed that reasoning.

He believes that Clinton’s tweet, along with other evidence to be presented at the trial, will prove Sussman and other Clinton agents were “assembling and disseminating the [Alfa-Bank] allegations and other derogatory information about Trump and his associates to the media and the U.S. government,” which he says constitutes a joint venture.

Sussman’s trial could very well implicate other Clinton agents beyond himself. It remains to be seen who will face consequences.

Sources: WesternJournal, The Gazette

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