Attorney Adam Small, who works for the Department of Justice, is a name that many people are unfamiliar with but will soon hear frequently in the news since he has replaced attorney Andrew DeFillippis on the team of attorney John Durham’s Special Counsel group.
Small joins Durham as the gang prepares for their long trial in October 2022, which might be a difficult trial for the FBI.
According to the Washington Examiner, associate special counsel DeFilippis resigned prior to the trial of Russian national Igor Danchenko and was replaced by Small.
“Durham urged the court on Sunday to “please withdraw the appearance” of DeFilippis, an assistant special counsel, in the criminal case against Igor Danchenko, the source of the Steele dossier and a Russian national.
The decision comes less than a month after it appeared Durham had assumed control of the forthcoming trial against Danchenko, as reported by Jerry Dunleavy for the Washington Examiner.
According to Small’s LinkedIn profile page, his experience is that of a “Trial Attorney with experience prosecuting Espionage Act, trade secret/economic espionage, sanctions/export control, FARA, wire fraud, money laundering, cyber, and RICO offenses.”
DOJ Attorney Adam Small added to Durham’s team. Very interesting areas of expertise including economic espionage, FARA, money laundering, RICO and more. https://t.co/AuOnrgRWEO pic.twitter.com/t2xoqXnO2G
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Cornell law explains the procedure for “withdraw the appearance”:
Definition of Motion for Permission to Withdraw Appearance in the Courts A motion for permission to withdraw an appearance is a move filed by an attorney to withdraw from representing a party in court.
Prior to his expulsion, DeFilippis had played a significant role in the Danchenko case, which began with an indictment in November, through court appearances, virtual hearings, and legal files.
“During a brief Danchenko hearing in early August, Durham spoke for the prosecution, and he filed a brief notice with the federal court stating, “I appear in this case as counsel for the United States of America.” Additionally, Durham informed the judge that the Danchenko trial was anticipated to run five or six days. In a court file submitted last month, Durham requested that 30 subpoenas be issued for potential witness evidence at the trial beginning on October 11,” Carmine Sabia wrote for Conservative Brief.
Durham acted differently during the Danchenko trial compared to past Special COunsellor trials where the co-counsel led, therefore the change in staff is a mystery.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The Danchenko trial in October comes after the frustrating Sussman trial this past Spring, when Sussman was found not guilty by a Washington DC court, with a jury full of people who have a proven bias against anything to do with President Donald J. Trump.
As reported in the past, Just The News founder, John Solomon, believes that Special Counsel John Durham is preparing to go after the FBI, and this move could be a part of that overall strategy.
During an interview on Fox News, Solomon and host Maria Bartiromo spoke about the special counsel’s investigation into the Trump-Russia witch hunt and what Durham’s next move might be. CONTINUE READING…