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Screenshot from C-SPAN video streaming featuring Michael Sussmann, formerly of Perkins Coie, during cybersecurity summit 2016. Credit: C-SPAN

Trump-Era Politicization Claims Cling to DOJ

DOJ is once again involved in a high-profile case that centers around the 2016 presidential campaign. The indictment of former Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann is likely to bring the department back to a place it was hoping to avoid: the center of a political controversy.