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A federal judge has ruled that special counsel John Durham, who is investigating the Democrats’ scheme to create and deliver disinformation to the American public about the 2016 Trump campaign, can have most of the emails involving Fusion GPS that he sought.
The company, which hired a British agent to create the “Steele Dossier” of unfounded claims about then-candidate Donald Trump, claimed the information all was protected from disclosure by attorney-client privilege. The judge said a few were, but 22 were not, and ordered them turned over to the prosecutor who already has obtained the conviction of one former FBI lawyer and has charges pending against a former Clinton campaign lawyer for lying.
The New York Post reported Judge Christopher Cooper ruled that Fusion must turn over 22 documents – of the 38 that Durham had requested. The remaining 16 are not required to be turned over now, although that does not mean they could be required at some time in the future.
The communications mostly involve discussions among Fusion workers, and aren’t protected, according to the ruling, because they reveal Fusion agents were planning to push their findings to the press.
“Because these emails appear not to have been written in anticipation of litigation but rather as part of ordinary media-relations work, they are not entitled to attorney work-product protection,” the judge said.
The Hillary Clinton campaign claimed it hired Fusion for legal consulting related to defamation and libel during the campaign, Cooper noted.
But Cooper said, “It is clear that Fusion employees also interacted with the press as part of an affirmative media relations effort by the Clinton Campaign. That effort included pitching certain stories, providing information on background, and answering reporters’ questions.”Democrats before and during the 2016 election created all sorts of […]
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