FBI lawyer James Baker testifies he's 'not out to get’ Sussmann: 'This is not my investigation, it's yours'

ベイカーは裁判の中心に落ちる. サスマンは9月にベイカーに言ったときにFBIに虚偽の陳述をした罪で起訴されました 2016, 大統領選挙の2か月以内, 彼が言ったと彼は言った-9月にFBIのゼネラルカウンセルジェームズベイカー “すべてのクライアントのために” 彼が提示した会議を要求して出席したとき “秘密の通信チャネルを示したとされるデータと「ホワイトペーパー」” 彼が言ったと彼は言った-9月にFBIのゼネラルカウンセルジェームズベイカー, 彼が言ったと彼は言った-9月にFBIのゼネラルカウンセルジェームズベイカー.

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ダーラムのチームは、サスマンが, 実際には, 2人のクライアントのために仕事をしている: ヒラリークリントンキャンペーンとテクノロジーエグゼクティブ, ロドニー・ジョフィ. ベイカーとの会談後, Sussmann billed the Hillary Clinton campaign for his work.

サスマンは起訴に対して無罪を主張した.

ベイカー, during testimony Wednesday, explained that the 2016 meeting was initially requested by Sussmann via text message to his personal phone on Sept. 18, 2016.

ダーラム, in a filing in the weeks leading up to the トライアル, referenced these text messages, 言って “the night before the defendant met with the general counsel, the defendant conveyed the same lie in writing and sent the following text message to the general counsel’s personal cellphone.

Baker testified that he had forgotten about the text conversation and found it in response to a request from the government earlier this year. Baker said that in March, Durham asked him tolook foremails and other communications he may have had with Sussmann.

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I’m not out to get Michael and this is not my investigation, あなたのものです,” Baker said to the prosecution. “Nobody had asked me to go look for this material before that.

Baker testified that upon finding the text messages, he notified the government through his attorneyas quickly as I could,” and said that same afternoon, FBI agentscame to my house.

Baker explained his relationship with Sussmann, saying the two were “友達” who had kept in contact, but testified that he wasa bit surprisedto receive the texts.

I was a bit surprised to get it from Michael, kind of wondered how he got my personal cell number, but Michael is a friend so it didn’t really freak me out,” Baker testified. “I trust Michael, it seemed to me at the time it was very important and so I thought I should meet with him right away.

The government presented the text messages to the jury for consideration Wednesday.

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述べられたテキストメッセージ: “ジム—マイケル・サスマンです. 時間に敏感なものがあります (敏感で) 話し合う必要があります,” 記載されているテキストメッセージ, ダーラムによると. “明日の短い会議に参加できますか? クライアントや会社を代表してではなく、自分で来ているのですが、ビューローを支援したいと思っています。. ありがとう。”

ベイカーは答えた, “OK. 時間を見つけます. あなたのために働くかもしれないもの?”

Sussmann replied: “Any time but lunchtime you name it.

“2:00pm in my office? Do you have a badge or do you need help getting into the building?” Baker responded.

I have a badge. Please remind me of your room #,Sussmann said.

Baker on Wednesday explained he thought Sussmann could have a badge to admit him into the FBI Headquarters due to the work he often did with clients and law enforcement.

Baker is expected to continue testimony on Thursday.

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