Here’s a breakdown of the key figures who will figure prominently in Sussmann’s trial.
He will be a major witness for the prosecution, as he was the only other person in the room when Sussmann allegedly lied about his clients. Sussmann’s attorneys attacked Baker’s credibility because he gave different accounts of their encounter over the years.
Rodney Joffe is a cybersecurity expert who recently retired as a senior executive from a technology company called Neustar. He was one of Sussmann’s clients in 2016, and Durham accused Sussmann of illegally concealing that relationship while passing the Trump-Alfa tip to the FBI.