Clinton told personal aide Robbie Mook to leak harmful information to the press, Mook told a DC court
Robin Mook, Clinton’s former campaign manager, told a federal court in Washington, D.C., on Friday that in 2016, Hillary Clinton authorized the leaking of a story in the media claiming that the Trump organization had contacted Russia’s Alpha Bank. The story begins with a Clinton lawyer and is a lie.
Mook, who led Clinton’s failed campaign in 2016, told the court that campaign attorney Mark Elias went to her to claim evidence that servers connected to Russia’s Alpha Bank had exchanged data with servers linked to the Trump organization. He says he has been reassured that evidence has arrived “Those who had skills in this kind of thing.”
Mook said there was no one in the campaign “Completely confident” In the information, and he asked Clinton if he would disclose it to the media. “She agreed,” he said. He said, and the information is disclosed.
Once the claims slate was published by an online news source, the Clinton Campaign released a statement describing the alleged Alpha Bank server exchange. “The most direct connection so far between Donald Trump and Moscow.” Jack Sullivan, Clinton’s then adviser and current national security adviser, wrote in a statement that Alpha Bank’s allegations had been raised. “More troubling question in light of the masterminding of Russia’s hacking efforts to hit Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”
Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a secret server that linked the Trump organization to a Russia-based bank. pic.twitter.com/8f8n9xMzUU
– Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 1, 2016
However, the allegations were false. Special Counsel Robert Mueller reports “Reunion” No mention was made of the allegations in the Trump campaign and of the server in Russia, and no evidence was found “Reunion” Or Russian “Hacking Attempts” To influence the 2016 election.
In addition, there was an FBI investigation that found the allegations “There’s nothing there.” The agency’s former general counsel, James Baker, testified in the same court on Thursday. Both Mook and Baker were testifying at the trial of Michael Susman, who first brought the Alpha Bank allegations to the FBI.
Susman has been accused of making false statements to the agency when she told Baker in 2016 that she was not working. “For any client” When he went to the FBI with his allegations. However, prosecutors allege that he was working for the Clinton campaign at the time and that he paid the publicity bill for his work shortly after meeting Baker.
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Susman, who pleaded not guilty, is being tried by U.S. Department of Justice Special Counsel John Durham, who was appointed by then-Attorney General William Barr in 2019 to investigate the FBI’s conduct of the ‘Russiagate’ investigation before Mueller took office.
Trump has been pushing for the allegations since 2016 “Reunion” Against him was politically motivated “Witch hunting.”