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Clinton-Linked Lawyer Lied to FBI About Trump Tip, Prosecutor Tells Jury

  • Sussmann concealed his client on Russia tip, prosecutor says
  • Defense lawyer says Sussmann had honest concern about Trump
Michael Sussmann arrives to federal court in Washington, D.C., on May 16.
Michael Sussmann arrives to federal court in Washington, D.C., on May 16.Photographer: Evan Vucci/AP Photo
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A cybersecurity lawyer tied to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign lied to the FBI about why he was providing a tip on a suspected link between then-candidate Donald Trump and a Russian bank, a federal prosecutor told jurors on the first day of a politically charged trial.

Michael Sussmann concealed the identity of his client while trying to convince the Federal Bureau of Investigation to open a probe into what he described as a suspicious communications link between Trump Tower computer servers and Alfa Bank, Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Shaw said Tuesday in Washington.