A recent document unearthed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has a “workspace” in the Perkins Coie law firm offices. Perkins Coie is now well known for having employed Hillary Clinton’s former campaign attorney, Michael Sussmann. Sussmann went to the FBI to make baseless claims that Donald Trump had ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
The Epoch Times reports “The FBI determined the data didn’t support the allegations, and the CIA later reached a similar conclusion. Sussmann told an FBI lawyer he was acting on his own accord, but later told Congress he was acting on behalf of a client. He was acquitted on May 31.”
Sussmann had access to the FBI workspace through July 2021, when he was charged with lying to the FBI. “Sussmann was well-known throughout the FBI. He worked closely with the bureau in its investigation of the intrusion into Democrat entities’ networks and even had an FBI badge that gave him access to the bureau’s headquarters, which he used when meeting with the bureau lawyer” writes the Times.
In an email to The Epoch Times, an FBI spokesperson defended the office: “The FBI complies with the law and security policies and works with the Department of Justice to serve classified, court-authorized legal process [sic] necessary to support national security investigations.”
The workspace, known as a “secure work environment,” within Perkins Coie’s office in Washington was cleared by the FBI on March 26, 2012, and has been “in continuous operation since then,” Michael Bopp, an attorney representing Perkins Coie, told members of Congress in a May 25 letter that was reviewed by The Epoch Times.
The workspace was created in 2011 and includes a General Services Administration-approved security container and a key locker, both of which were paid for by Perkins Coie. It also features a secure telephone, a fax machine, and a security token card, each of which is owned by the bureau.