FBI Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Durham’s Russia Probe

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Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith has officially pleaded guilty in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.

According to Fox News:

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.

U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia James Boasberg accepted the plea. Clinesmith’s sentencing date has been set for Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. ET.

Clinesmith was referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation.

The inspector general accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was “not a source” for another government agency.

The Federalist has more on Clinesmith’s actions:

Clinesmith’s deliberate falsification of a federal spy warrant was first revealed last December following a lengthy investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), headed by Michael Horowitz. Horowitz and his team wrote in a 434-page report that Clinesmith — identified in the report as “OGC Attorney” — altered an email from a separate U.S. federal agency, believed to be the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to falsely state that Page had never worked with the CIA to investigate suspected Russia agents operating within the U.S. In fact, as Clinesmith was told by the operative, Page had worked with the CIA previously, as well as with the FBI.

According to the OIG report, Clinesmith “[o]mitted Page’s prior relationship with another U.S. government agency, despite being reminded by the other agency in June 2017, prior to the filing of the final [FISA warrant] renewal application, about Page’s past status with that other agency.”

“Instead of including this information in the final renewal application,” the OIG report stated, Clinesmith “altered an email from the other agency so that the email stated that Page was ‘not a source’ for the other agency, which the FBI affiant relied upon in signing the final renewal application.”

Attorney General Bill Barr has stated there will be more developments are on the way from this investigation.



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Kitty
Kitty
1 year ago

Talk about slow!! There should be more people indicted by now. This guy is small potatoes!! We have been waiting an eternity.

Roger Fraumann
Roger Fraumann
1 year ago

sentencing date has been set for Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. ET.” if ever…
Waaaaaayyyyyyyy too little, too late. The Coup leaders are having a hearty laugh, and Pelosi will be in office soon to stop everything else, and to implement the UN gun control.

Richard
1 year ago
Reply to  Roger Fraumann

Who is going to turn over their 2nd to that swine?

Dr Barbara Embry
Dr Barbara Embry
1 year ago

We’ve already heard about Clinesmith~~ where are the rest of the indictments?!

Michael L Clanton
Michael L Clanton
1 year ago

We will know from his sentence if he is just looking out for himself or is a true songbird.

Ginger Firestone
Ginger Firestone
1 year ago

Do we care about his motives? Just as long as the whole gang winds up indicted, I don’t care.

CaptTurbo
CaptTurbo
1 year ago

He’s such a small fish I doubt he can even roll over anybody that matters.

Dale Goodman
1 year ago

If he only gets 14 months in jail then we know were f—–.

Deb Schaer
Deb Schaer
1 year ago

Doesn’t he go before an Obama judge in December?

susan dudak
susan dudak
1 year ago
Reply to  Deb Schaer

If so, it will be a walk in the park for him.

scd
scd
1 year ago
Reply to  susan dudak

He will have to clean up the park for at least two Sundays in a row.

sam hill
sam hill
1 year ago

More waste of tax payers money.They toss the little guys under the bus From past experiences we all know nothing much will happen to him, and the big guys will never pay for any of their crimes.

susan dudak
susan dudak
1 year ago

Never heard of this guy but at least he is admitting what was done to Carter Page which was horrible. Hopefully this will be beginning of indicting many others and not the only one that has to guts to come forward.

Bobert
1 year ago

4 months to be sentenced??? Why??? Do I presume it is an Obama judge and they just want to wait out the election??
This is not just justice!

dennis taylor
dennis taylor
1 year ago
Reply to  Bobert

Trump will win and then that judge had better be on board or his life will be miserable.

Richard
1 year ago

Let the pants $hiting begin.

dennis taylor
dennis taylor
1 year ago

One down and hundreds more left to go.

Gerry
Gerry
1 year ago

I’ll get interested when I hear names like comey,brennan,clapper,strzok,page,rosenstein,mccabe,clinton,odumbo.

AMFER
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerry

Me, too!

Edmond Ramirez
1 year ago

There’s something rotten in this guilty plea. You can always count on the FBI to bring multiple charges against their alleged defendant, however in this case, there was only a very surprising single charge. Now we all know that this business is still being manipulated and looks like Americans won’t see real justice when it comes to the cabal who attempted usurp the office of the President of the United States

Ginger Firestone
Ginger Firestone
1 year ago
Reply to  Edmond Ramirez

Dominoes starts with just one tile being shoved. The only thing I see rotten is that it’s going to take so long for sentencing – think they are holding off to see who wins the election.

Bruce
Bruce
1 year ago

I KNOW who should get an Indictment; BHO! ILLEGAL, and Imorral !

D. MacKAY
D. MacKAY
1 year ago

Well that Trmps Fisa Warant – but the way it as hadnled by an experienced Fisa Lawyer makes you wonder, “How many other FISA warrants are based on Falsified submissions?

CaptTurbo
CaptTurbo
1 year ago

Way to go pal! You caught a guppy! How about the sharks that are still swimming free? Filthy criminals such as Hillary, Obama, Biden, Comey, Brennan, McCabe, … But I won’t hold my breath Mr Barr because I realize that it’s your job to protect these deep state cretins.

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