Fox News reports that the “foreign policy advisor” described but not named in the federal indictment of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann is Joe Biden’s national security advisor Jake Sullivan.
Sussmann was indicted in September on charges alleging he lied to FBI agents in 2016. Sussmann was an attorney with solid cybersecurity credentials when he took the evidence to the FBI that he claimed established connections between then-candidate Donald Trump and Alfa Bank, a Russian bank with ties to the Russian government. The criminal indictment alleges that Sussmann let the FBI believe he was a concerned private citizen and did not disclose his political affiliation with the Clinton presidential campaign.
The indictment states that the Alfa Bank claims and materials were shared with the Clinton campaign’s “campaign manager,” “communications director,” and “foreign policy advisor.” Those persons were not further identified in the indictment.
Fox News reports now that Sullivan is the “foreign policy advisor” described in the indictment. Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager was Robby Mook, and Jennifer Palmieri was communications director.
Sullivan has not been identified as a target of investigations by federal special counsel John Durham. The Sussmann indictment only claims he was a recipient of the information provided by Sussmann.
The Clinton campaign made an issue of the false allegations regarding Trump’s connection to Alfa Bank. Hillary Clinton’s Twitter account posted about the claims days before the 2016 election, stating that “computer scientists” uncovered the alleged Trump-Russia information on a “covert server.”
Another Durham indictment came down last week linking the Clinton campaign to the bogus Trump-Russia material. Russian Igor Danchenko was indicted on five counts of making false statements to the FBI. Danchenko was a researcher who compiled information for the discredited “Steele dossier.” That report gathered numerous allegations about Trump and the Russian government.
Danchenko is alleged to have lied to investigators in 2017 when he denied a relationship with a public relations executive who was a source of materials included in the Steele dossier.
Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told Fox News that anyone who created the Steele dossier is “in jeopardy” of being indicted by Durham.