Judge Says Trial In Sussmann Case Likely To Start By June

By Justin Wise (December 8, 2021, 4:46 PM EST) -- The D.C. federal judge presiding over a special counsel's case against an ex-Perkins Coie LLP partner for allegedly lying to the FBI said Wednesday that a trial would likely start by June 2022. But he noted he must first gain clearance to issue a scheduling order due to courtroom COVID-19 protocols.

"I certainly understand the defendant's desire to get this over with and to move on with his life, win, lose or draw," U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper said during a virtual status conference. "There are a number of other factors at play, not the least of which is courtroom availability...

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