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From Russiagate To the MyPillow Guy, Let's Stop with Electoral Conspiracy Theories

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Nick Gillespie | 9.23.2021 6:00 PM

A federal grand jury has indicted attorney and cybersecurity consultant Michael Sussman for lying to the FBI when he presented the agency with alleged evidence that Donald Trump was in cahoots with the Kremlin. The main issue? When Sussman told the feds in 2016 that Trump's organization had a "secret communications channel" with the the Russian-owned Alfa Bank, he claimed that he wasn't acting on behalf of any particular client. In fact, the indictment says, he was working for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Sussman's data, like many other attempts to tie the Queens-born businessman to Russian interests, turned out to be garbage. The indictment was brought by special counsel John Durham, whose office has already convicted a former FBI agent for "falsifying a document in internal emails over surveilling former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page."

This case is a stark reminder that attempts to delegitimize American election results hardly started with the MyPillow guy's insane claims of mass voter fraud or the Trump team's spectacularly unsuccessful serial lawsuits aimed at showing the Joe Biden stole the 2020 race. Long before Trump tried to undermine Amtrak Joe, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic........

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