'Adviser' listed in Russia collusion indictment gets identified

President Joe Biden walks with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan along the Colonnade of the White House Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, to the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)

Jake Sullivan, who is Joe Biden’s current national security adviser, was the “foreign policy adviser” who was cited in one of the criminal indictments released by special counsel John Durham.

He’s investigating how Democrats in the Barack Obama administration, and the Hillary Clinton campaign, concocted the allegations that the campaign of Donald Trump in 2016 was colluding with Russia in the election.

Much evidence has since been uncovered that debunks that theory, even though some Democrats still cling hopefully to it.

For one thing, evidence shows that Obama was briefed by his own intelligence analysts at the time that Clinton was planning to promote the conspiracy theory in order to distract the public’s attention away from her own scandal – that of putting national secrets on her own, home-based, email server.

Fox News is reporting its “well-placed sources” say Sullivan was the unnamed participant in the plot that was outlined in Durham’s indictment of Michael Sussmann, a former Clinton presidential campaign lawyer.

“This is the closest Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation has come to anyone directly associated with the Biden White House,” Fox reported.

Sussmann was accused of lying to the FBI and has pleaded not guilty. Since then, a key source for Michael Steele’s debunked dossier of allegations about Trump also has been accused of lying to the FBI.

One former FBI lawyer earlier admitted he tampered with evidence in the conspiracy that resulted in false allegations being submitted to a federal court, which authorized surveillance of the Trump campaign.

That court since has withdrawn some of its surveillance authorizations because of the false testimony on which those decisions were based.

Fox reported, “Durham’s indictment alleges Sussmann told then-FBI General Counsel James Baker he was not doing work ‘for any client’ when he requested and held a September 2016 meeting in which he provided evidence of a purported secret communications channel between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia.”

But in fact he later billed the Clinton campaign for that meeting, the FBI said.

Durham alleged a Clinton campaign lawyer, “exchanged emails with the Clinton Campaign’s campaign manager, communications director, and foreign policy advisor [Jake Sullivan] concerning the Russian Bank-1 allegations that Sussmann had recently shared.”

WND had reported just days ago when Durham indicted Igor Danchenko, a Russian who allegedly was the source for Steele’s anti-Trump stories, also for allegedly lying.

Durham had been tasked by then-Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate how the false claims against Trump were inserted at the highest levels of the Barack Obama administration, and were used by Democrats from that administration against a sitting president after Trump was inaugurated.

The DOJ’s own inspector general earlier found a multitude of mistakes in the FBI’s work on the so-called “Russia collusion” claims.

And Steele’s attacks on Trump now are known to have been opposition research for which the funding was traced back to the Perkins Coie law firm, which was being paid by the Clinton campaign.

The Daily Mail pointed out “many of the dossier’s claims remain unproven or have been debunked, though the document was cited by the FBI in a secret warrant application to spy on a Trump campaign adviser.”

Paul Sperry of Real Clear Investigations recently reported that Durham was investigating “cybersecurity experts” who worked at the Pentagon for their apparent involvement with Steele.

They are suspected of potentially abusing their government privileges to help Clinton’s campaign to falsely link Trump to Russia.

The report said Durham was investigating whether they were involved in a scheme to misuse sensitive, nonpublic Internet data, “which they had access to through their government contracts, to dredge up derogatory information on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign in 2016 and again in 2017.”

Those contractors reportedly were told to turn over documents, and testify before a federal grand jury.

“The campaign plot was outlined by Durham last month in a 27-page indictment charging former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann with making a false report to the FBI. The document cites eight individuals who allegedly conspired with Sussmann, but does not identify them by name,” Sperry reported.

“The sources familiar with the probe have confirmed that the leader of the team of contractors was Rodney L. Joffe, who has regularly advised the Biden White House on cybersecurity and infrastructure policies. Until last month he was the chief cybersecurity officer at Washington tech contractor Neustar Inc., which federal civil court records show was a longtime client of Sussmann at Perkins Coie, a prominent Democratic law firm recently subpoenaed by Durham. Joffe, 66, has not been charged with a crime,” Sperry reported.

The Sussmann grand jury indictment states that the federal contractors, who mined private Internet records to help “conduct opposition research” in coordination with the Clinton campaign, were driven not by data but by “bias against Trump,” he reported.

He explained one of the campaign representatives with whom Joffe coordinated was Jake Sullivan, who was acting as Clinton’s foreign policy adviser.

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