Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan – who worked for Hillary during the 2016 presidential campaign – is linked to a conspiracy to get the FBI to investigate Trump over Russian collusion
- Sullivan was the foreign policy advisor to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016
- He was mentioned in an indictment that said he knew about Clinton’s campaign that was working to find information about the alleged Alfa Bank scandal
- Sullivan denied any knowledge of the gathering of information related to the plan
- If he is found to have lied under oath, he could be convicted of perjury and imprisoned
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan may have lied under oath to investigators investigating whether his former boss Hillary Clinton was using federal agencies to slander Donald Trump for collaborating with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Sullivan – who served as Clinton’s chief foreign policy advisor during her failed presidential bid – was identified by his campaign position in a grand jury indictment last week against Michael A. Sussmann, a partner in a law firm that represented Clinton’s campaign and the Democrats became a national committee.
The criminal complaint said Sullivan was briefed on a mission to gather information about Trump’s alleged links with a Russian bank prior to the election.
If the charge is correct, it contradicts Sullivan’s testimony before Congress in 2017 claiming he was unaware of the company that led the research mission.
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan is accused of lying under oath about his knowledge of a dirt-digging mission between former President Donald Trump and Alfa Bank
Sussman was charged with allegedly telling the FBI that he was not serving a client in September 2016 when he requested a meeting with the FBI’s General Counsel to clear them from concerns of cybersecurity researchers about a potentially suspicious contact between Russia and the Warn Trump team.
The grand jury said the guilt doesn’t end with Sussman: in its 27-page indictment, it pointed out that Sullivan was involved in getting the FBI to investigate Trump over Russian collusion.
He is not named, but Sullivan is referred to in the indictment as Clinton’s “foreign policy advisor” who communicated with Sussman’s attorney Marc Elias “on the Russian bank allegations.”
Well-known cybersecurity attorney Michael Sussman pleaded not guilty to federal charges
Sullivan has been informed of evidence suggesting Trump is using a secret server to communicate with Moscow-based Alfa Bank, sources told RealClearInvestigations.com.
He was other participants on Clinton’s research team, including the Washington-based Fusion GPS. Sullivan has been notified of the dates from Fusion, the point of sale reported.
However, during testimony before Congress in December 2017, Sullivan alleged under oath that he was unaware of the research.
Former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made frequent calls to former President Donald Trump to respond to the allegations he made with Russian officials
“Marc [Elias] … gave us occasional updates on the opposition research they were doing, but I didn’t know what the nature of that effort was – internal effort, external effort, who funded it, who did it, anything like that, “Sullivan said.
If Sullivan is found to have lied to Congress, he could be charged with a crime and sentenced to up to 5 years in prison.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
Sullivan, now serving under President Joe Biden, was Clinton’s assistant chief of staff when she was Secretary of State.
Clinton frequently asked Trump to answer allegations he had discussed with Russia, an accusation that generated a lot of buzz both in and out of the election campaign.
Trump has repeatedly denied the claims.
Former President Donald Trump rejects allegations of Russian meddling in the vote
Claims that Trump used a secret server to communicate with the Russians have never been proven.
However, in June 2018, a dozen Russian military intelligence agencies were indicted for attempting to influence the 2016 vote by hacking into emails from the Democrats and Clinton’s campaign.
The male hackers adopted aliases from real-sounding names like Kate S. Milton and James McMorgans to more bizarre options like djangomagicdev and realblatr when they fired phishing emails aimed at tricking their targets into disclosing sensitive information.
This information was then disseminated through fake social media accounts and websites. $ 95,000 worth of bitcoin transactions were used to purchase domain registrations and computer servers while maintaining anonymity, according to the indictment.