Rep. Nancy Mace reacted angrily to a D.C. jury’s verdict on Wednesday in which Michael Sussmann, a former lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, was found not guilty of lying to the FBI.
Sussmann was charged by special prosecutor John Durham last fall after his investigators said they found evidence that Sussmann told then-FBI general counsel James Baker in September 2016 he wasn’t working on behalf of any client when he passed along a since-debunked claim that then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump had a secret backchannel connect to a Russian bank linked to the Kremlin.
Sussmann said he wasn’t working on behalf of any client when he actually went there at the Clinton campaign’s direction, Durham’s prosecutors argued.
The jury didn’t see it that way, however, despite being shown the text message of Sussmann saying he contacted Baker on his own volition.
“No one is ever held accountable in this country for breaking the law, particularly in the highest echelons of campaigns and the federal government,” the South Carolina Republican said on Newsmax’s “John Bachman Now.”
“It’s inexcusable, really, and the frustration of the American people I’m sure will be palpable with this verdict. We just want someone, anyone, to be held accountable for the laws that they’re breaking,” she continued.
“I hope that it doesn’t end here today, and I hope that in the next case or in the future, they will allow every single piece of evidence entered into the record,” Mace said. “The American people deserve to have the right to know what did and did not happen.”
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She added that if she wins reelection and the GOP retakes control of the House, she’ll be on the Oversight Committee, and it will have subpoena power to bring investigations into several matters, mainly concerning the Biden administration.
“I hope like hell if you don’t show up when we do subpoena you that we’re going to hold you in contempt,” she said. “There is a lot to be investigated from the Biden administration. He has literally been on the wrong side of every single issue, whether it’s immigration or Afghanistan.”
also discussed the Democrats’ growing calls for gun control legislation in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
“Let no crisis go to waste, I think is the motto,” Mace said. “Having mental health counselors in every school. That’s something every person in this country could agree with.”