I think Clinesmith gave up some other people in exchange for a plea deal.
My guess is that he gave up Peter Strzok and Lisa Page but not Comey. Remember Clinesmith worked for Strzok.
If that’s true then Clinesmith doesn’t have to worry about “committing suicide.” I doubt that any of the real power players care about Strzok and Page. They are clowns and errand boys.