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Clinton has not been indicted on any charges stemming from alleged spying on Trump.
This claim is another dramatic oversimplification of a recent legal filing by special counsel John Durham.
While developments about Russia’s war in Ukraine have overtaken the news cycle in the last three weeks, one Facebook post urges folks to remember another headline.
"Just a reminder that right before Ukraine was invaded, Hillary was found to be guilty of spying on a sitting U.S. president," read a March 14 Facebook post.
The filing, part of an ongoing federal probe by special counsel John Durham, did not implicate Clinton or her campaign in engaging in an elaborate scheme to gather information on the former president.
Durham’s 13-page document addressed a potential conflict of interest regarding the legal representation of Michael Sussmann, an attorney for a law firm that represented Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Sussmann was charged with making a false statement to the FBI during a meeting in 2016, where he provided the agency with data that may have demonstrated evidence of a communications channel between the Trump Organization and a Russian bank.
The indictment alleged that Sussmann told the FBI that he was not acting on behalf of clients, when the indictment claimed, he was secretly acting on behalf of the Clinton campaign.
He has pleaded not guilty and denied wrongdoing. Clinton has not been indicted on any charges stemming from the matter, nor has she been found guilty of alleged spying.
We found no credible evidence to support the Facebook post. We rate this claim False.
Facebook post, March 14, 2022
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, "Government’s Motion to Inquire into Potential Conflicts of Interest" in United States of America v. Michael A. Sussmann, Feb. 11, 2022
PolitiFact, Jesse Watters spins facts beyond recognition with claims Hillary Clinton paid to hack, frame Trump, Feb. 17, 2022
PolitiFact, In Durham filing, Scott exaggerates proof of Clinton campaign spying on Trump, Feb. 22, 2022
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