“如果 Lichtblau 在审判中出庭作证, 法院应要求他回答在其直接证词范围内向他提出的所有相关问题, 刑事指控, or his credibility and reliability,” Durham wrote in a response to Lichtblau’s motion for protective rights.
Sussmann has been charged with making a false statement to the FBI when he told former FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016, less than two months before the presidential election, that he was not doing work “for any client” when he requested and attended a meeting where he presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communicates channel” 之间 the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which has ties to the Kremlin.
Durham’s team alleges Sussmann was, 事实上, doing work for two clients: the Hillary Clinton campaign and a technology executive, Rodney Joffe. Following the meeting with Baker, Sussmann billed the Clinton campaign for his work. Sussmann has pleaded not guilty to the charge.