Special Counsel John Durham issued a fresh round of grand jury subpoenas as part of his probe into alleged misconduct during the Trump-Russia investigation, including one targeting a law firm with ties to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
The new subpoenas come after Durham charged Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann with lying to the FBI. His firm, Perkins Coie, was the subject of the new orders. Perkins Coie worked for Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign, and former partner Mark Elias retained political intelligence firm Fusion GPS, which went on to help fund the infamous ‘Steele dossier.’
The new orders could lead to a legal battle over privileged information and more insight into the Clinton campaign. Additionally, Durham’s continued use of a federal grand jury could mean he’s interested in bringing more charges to Sussmann or against additional defendants.
Sussmann pleaded not guilty to the charge.