Special counsel John Durham scored a victory Thursday when a federal judge ordered the research firm behind the infamous “Steele dossier” to turn over nearly two dozen emails regarding its work with Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann.
The 22 emails had not been turned over to the special counsel by research outfit Fusion GPS after the Clinton campaign asked them to assert attorney-client privilege and “work-product” privilege over the communications.
The emails, which largely consist of internal communications between Fusion employees, don’t fall under those protections, in part because they show Fusion employees were planning to push their findings to the press — not solely carrying out legal work for the campaign.
“Because these emails appear not to have been written in anticipation of litigation but rather as part of ordinary
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