Reports indicate that Sussmann has submitted a not guilty plea in response to claims that he lied to FBI agents.
On Monday, the prosecution of Michael Sussmann, a former lawyer for the Clinton campaign, will continue with testimony from former FBI officials who were called as witnesses by the team of Special Counsel John Durham.
Bill Priestap, a former FBI associate director for counterintelligence, and Trisha Anderson, a former FBI deputy general counsel for national security, will both be asked to testify by the government in their respective capacities.
Prosecutors have the option of calling Michael Horowitz, who is the Inspector General of the Justice Department, as a potential witness.
Sussmann is suspected of having lied to FBI agents during a meeting that took place in September 2016 with James Baker, who was serving as FBI General Counsel at the time. Sussmann allegedly attended the meeting just two months before the election with “purported material and ‘white papers’ that supposedly revealed an undercover communications channel” between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank, which has close ties to the Kremlin.
Baker was informed that Sussmann had claimed during that chat that he was submitting the charges to the FBI as a concerned citizen and not for a particular client.