A former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, his lawyer said Friday.
H/T: Just The News
Kevin Clinesmith is accused of altering a government email about a former Trump campaign adviser who was a target of FBI surveillance, according to documents filed in Washington's federal court. His lawyer, Justin Shur, told The Associated Press that Clinesmith intends to plead guilty to the single false statement count and that he regrets his actions.
"Kevin deeply regrets having altered the email," Clinesmith's lawyer, Justin Shur, said. "It was never his intent to mislead the court or his colleagues, as he believed the information he relayed was accurate, but Kevin understands what he did was wrong and accepts responsibility."
The first deep state weasel who tried to frame Trump has fallen - keep them coming.— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) August 14, 2020
FBI Attorney Kevin Clinesmith Pleads Guilty To Falsifying Carter Page FISA Warrant https://t.co/k7ODHGdolH
Kevin Clinesmith, "a corrupt FBI attorney who falsified FISA warrants" in James Comey's FBI, is expected to plead guilty. pic.twitter.com/ucAksf4JZ9— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 14, 2020
Kevin Clinesmith:— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 14, 2020
-Worked for Peter Strzok.
-Deliberately doctored #FISA evidence.
-Bragged about being part of the “resistance.”
The Obama/Biden/Comey Cabal was out to take down President Trump.
Let’s hope there’s more justice to come. https://t.co/D9WnwS1Mun
First notch in Durham's gun, dirty cop Kevin Clinesmithhttps://t.co/BfVmc10mY1— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) August 14, 2020
#Durham Court documents show former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith to plead guilty to one count, false statements 18 USC 1001. @CBSNews has learned that after FBI records were declassified by @DNI_Ratcliffe last month further implicating Clinesmith, his lawyer approached Durham’s pic.twitter.com/6Gh0R9FGLt— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) August 14, 2020
Important excerpt from the Kevin Clinesmith Criminal Information:— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 14, 2020
On 8/17/16, the CIA informed the Crossfire Hurricane team that Carter Page had been a CIA source.
They hid this fact from the FISA Court.
I bet the DOJ will invalidate the first 2 FISAs. pic.twitter.com/4nd3onIL8b
Kevin Clinesmith was not a bit player in Crossfire Hurricane.— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) August 14, 2020
*He worked with Strzok to arrange sending an FBI agent into Trump-Flynn briefing.
*He was on the Mueller team
*He took part in Papadopoulos interviews
*He was part of FISA process. https://t.co/hJynsJ5jhs
NPR, which was a co-conspirator in the Russia collusion hoax, redefines Clinesmith pleading guilty to falsifying evidence against Trump affiliate Carter Page as something "related to information-gathering." Our media are completely and utterly corrupt. https://t.co/m0Y0zqFC8A— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 14, 2020
Today's Durham court filing makes it clear that FBI/DOJ KNEW Carter Page worked w/CIA yet they withheld that material fact from FISA court. Will others be prosecuted? Why should ANY prosecution related to @RealDonaldTrump be trusted! Pardon everyone! https://t.co/qGtIUvqoQB— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) August 14, 2020
Intel source just described NYT's writeup of Clinesmith story as "Beyond Pravda." "This totally insults my intelligence."— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 14, 2020
Look at it this way: Clinesmith's attorney says Clinesmith thought he changed (doctored) the info into something that was accurate... which implies Clinesmith is fingering somebody else for providing him the false information...https://t.co/2tO7zWkyxU— Sharyl Attkisson🕵️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) August 14, 2020
It appears that Clinesmith--in order to save himself--has implicated others on Crossfire Hurricane. So who, ultimately, hid the exculpatory information from the FISA court? https://t.co/BGqjHfeulS— Eli Lake (@EliLake) August 14, 2020
A hint in Clinesmith plea. Durham could have indicted on 18 USC §1519, destruction of federal investigative records, which attracts a 20 year max sentence. Instead the plea is to a §1001 “false statements” charge, only 5 years. Suggests Crossfire’s main FBI lawyer is cooperating pic.twitter.com/oeBndPttOP— Undercover Huber (@JohnWHuber) August 14, 2020