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  • Trump Finally Has His Answer on 'Where's Durham?'

    09/15/2021 7:17:23 PM PDT · by arthurus · 84 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 15, 2021 | Rebecca Downs
    John Durham has informed the Department of Justice he will ask a grand jury to indict Michael Sussmann over his making a false statement to the FBI. The report cites "people familiar with the matter." Durham was assigned by then Attorney General Bill Barr in 2019 to investigate. Last December, Attorney General Barr elevated Durham's status to Special Counsel.
  • Witnesses grouse about Garland's handling of Durham inquiry: Report

    08/23/2021 9:13:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | | August 18, 2021 06:46 PM | by Daniel Chaitin, Deputy News Editor |
    Witnesses are getting antsy with special counsel John Durham 's criminal inquiry into the opening and conduct of the Russia investigation. Last week, nearly seven months into the Biden administration, reports said the federal prosecutor had presented evidence before a grand jury , a sign he is considering more criminal charges beyond the one brought against former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who admitted to altering an email about a Trump campaign aide who was under government surveillance. Adding another layer to the public's understanding of the politically charged review, the Washington Post reported some private chatter about Attorney General Merrick...
  • Who Will Prosecute the Prosecutors?

    07/12/2021 2:39:52 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies
    Creators.com ^ | 7-11-21 | Debra Saunders
    In August, FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith pled guilty to a felony count of making a false statement while working to secure FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) surveillance on Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. In the early days of the Russian probe, an FBI official had asked if Page had served as a source for the government, as Page maintained; Clinesmith falsely altered a document by adding "not a source" in a fourth FISA application. Skip Clinesmith's punishment for making a false statement? Prosecutors recommended three to six months, according to Politico. Federal Judge James Boasberg instead sentenced Clinesmith...
  • Durham will have Russiagate indictments ready in 6 – 8 weeks, says John Solomon

    03/08/2021 4:28:25 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 84 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8 Mar, 2021 | Thomas Lifson
    If Durham is allowed to proceed with indictments of serious power players, then the conclusion that we are becoming a banana republic without the bananas can be suspended for a while. The shockingly lenient treatment of FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who lied to a federal judge in order to keep spying on Carter Page, has led many of us to despair that justice will never be done in the greatest political scandal in American history, the use of the FBI and intelligence community resources to spy on the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, and to bring him down once elected....
  • FBI criminal complaint on Capitol incursion used Photoshopped 4-chan hoax picture as evidence

    02/06/2021 6:14:01 AM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 6, 2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Just when you thought the FBI couldn’t fall any further, the Bureau utterly, hilariously, and luridly beclowns itself. In a formal document, a criminal charge. Using a Photoshopped picture from 4-chan, the reviled (by all people who abhor wrongthink) website where a wag substituted a lurid picture for the official portrait hanging on the wall of the US Capitol in the background of a shot of the Viking horn helmet guy and others who stormed in on January 6, 2021. Seamus Hughes was the eagle eye who spotted it, though the arrow in his picture on the following tweet directs...
  • New Evidence Implicates FBI Higher-Ups in Dishonesty of Anti-Trump Lawyer

    01/25/2021 12:58:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    https://www.realclearinvestigations.com ^ | By Paul Sperry | January 25, 2021
    For the past year, defenders of the FBI have consistently downplayed the significance of an FBI staff lawyer falsifying evidence in the government’s investigation into Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia. They argue Kevin Clinesmith’s crime of altering a CIA document to obscure the fact that former Trump campaign aide Carter Page worked for U.S., not Russian, intelligence was a rare lapse in judgment by an overworked bureaucrat. It was not, his apologists say, part of any broader conspiracy to conceal exculpatory information from surveillance court judges, who never learned of Page’s history with the CIA before approving FBI warrants to...
  • Durham Expanding Team, Making Progress In Probe

    12/14/2020 12:52:45 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies
    Newsmax News ^ | 12-14-2020 | Brian Freeman
    Special Counsel John Durham is adding prosecutors to his team and making "excellent progress" on his probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, Fox News reported on Monday. A federal law enforcement official familiar with the probe told Fox News that it is unclear, however, who those prosecutors are. Durham was appointed by Attorney General William Barr last year after special counsel Robert Mueller completed his investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to sway the 2016 presidential election. Barr then elevated Durham’s status to that of a special counsel, explaining in a letter to the...
  • President Trump Signs Order Giving Durham Authority to Present Classified Information to Grand Jury Investigating Crossfire Hurricane

    12/22/2020 5:56:44 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/22/2020 | Christina Laila
    John Durham A ray of hope? The White House announced on Tuesday that President Trump signed an order on December 18 giving US Attorney from Connecticut John Durham the authority to present classified information to a grand jury investigating Crossfire Hurricane. Under previous DOJ rules and regulations the Attorney General needed consent from the specific classifying agency which allowed Deep Staters in the CIA to stonewall release of documents. As TGP previously reported, Attorney General Bill Barr appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as a Special Counsel in October tasked with investigating the Crossfire Hurricane investigation targeting the Trump campaign and...
  • Bill Barr Admits Plan To Topple Trump Administration

    12/21/2020 5:41:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Populist Press ^ | 12/21/2020
    During an interview last week, Attorney General William Barr gave an update on the criminal investigation into the origin of the Obama-era FBI counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, saying that a “willful if small group of people” were involved in an attempt to “topple” the Trump administration.Barr made the remarks in an interview with Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel in which he noted that he was “in a position in life where I can do the right thing and not really care about the consequences.”Strassel wrote:He reminds me why he took the job in the first place: “The...
  • FBI lawyer who lied to surveil Trump aide asks judge to spare him from prison

    12/04/2020 3:14:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    nypost.com ^ | December 4, 2020 | Steven Nelson
    Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith’s legal team is pleading with a judge not to send him to prison for lying to secure surveillance orders against President Trump’s 2016 campaign adviser Carter Page. Clinesmith agreed in August to plead guilty to making false statements when he doctored an email submitted as evidence to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The discovery was made by US Attorney for Connecticut John Durham’s team reviewing the FBI’s Russia investigation. Durham will serve as a special counsel continuing his work under President-elect Joe Biden.
  • Durham Probe Still Moving Ahead

    11/18/2020 3:47:26 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11-18-2020 | Jeffery Rodak
    U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe into how the FBI’S Russia probe got started is moving “full steam ahead.” Fox News attributed the information to a source familiar with the investigation. And another source confirmed the investigation “is definitely still happening,” according to the news network. Word of the probe’s status came despite concerns from Republicans that the investigation had become dormant following the election. Kevin Clinesmith, a former FBI lawyer was charged in August with making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Donald Trump...
  • Trey Gowdy Says He’s “Assuming that the Clinesmith Indictment Will Be the Only” Indictment in the Durham Investigation

    09/07/2020 6:08:45 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 7, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Former US Representative Trey Gowdy was on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo this Labor Day weekend. Gowdy had this to say about the John Durham investigation that has been going on for the past year looking into criminal activities in the Russia collusion scandal. The crimes being looked into are those by the FBI and DOJ holdovers from the Obama administration.
  • Who is Curbing Their Enthusiasm Now? A Road Trip Across America Shows That the Heartland is Blooming with Enthusiasm for President Trump

    08/23/2020 10:28:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/23/2020 | By Brian C. Tomlinson
    According to “TruePundit,” insiders at the DoJ and FBI say there is substantial evidence implicating Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden in “Spygate.”  However, they have been directed to “stand down,” allegedly by Attorney General William Barr, literally giving the ex-president and ex-vice president de facto immunity.  President Trump recently said something along the lines that Barr could be politically correct or he could do the right thing and show that there are not two tiers of justice.  A data point is the plea deal with Kevin Clinesmith.  Whoopee! One of the co-conspirators in Spygate gets a literal pass.  His attorney claims...
  • FBI Attorney Admits Altering Email Used for FISA Application During “Crossfire Hurricane” Investigation

    08/19/2020 6:18:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 9/19/2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Connecticut
    FBI Attorney Admits Altering Email Used for FISA Application During "Crossfire Hurricane" Investigation Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, 38, pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to a false statement offense stemming from his altering of an email in connection with the submission of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) application, announced John H. Durham, Special Attorney to the Attorney General. Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the guilty plea proceeding occurred via videoconference before U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg. According to court documents and statements made...
  • Will The Dam Break After Clinesmith’s Plea?

    08/19/2020 6:15:28 AM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    News reports have downplayed the significance of former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith’s guilty plea, acknowledging he altered an official document in the government’s Trump-Russia collusion probe. There has been some coverage, mainly because it is so rare to see FBI agents charged with a felony and because it is the first tangible result of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s sprawling investigation of the investigators. But mainstream news outlets have minimized its importance. It’s only one count, they say, and it deals with a relatively minor crime by a mid-level figure. That’s spin, and it’s wrong. This plea is like finding water...
  • New York Times Manipulates FBI Lawyer’s Guilty Plea To Hide Real Spygate News

    08/17/2020 8:50:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 17, 2020 | Molly Hemmingway
    Because they were co-conspirators in the hoax, too many in the corporate media are serving as obstacles to holding the FBI and other powerful government agencies accountable for their actions. A New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his role perpetrating the Russia collusion hoax was tasked with framing the news that a former top FBI lawyer was to plead guilty to deliberately fabricating evidence against a Donald Trump campaign affiliate targeted in the Russia probe. The resulting article is a case study in how to write propaganda.Adam Goldman broke, and cushioned, the news that former FBI...
  • Turley: Despite the guilty plea, Democrats still denounce this 'investigation of investigators'

    08/16/2020 10:37:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/20 | Jonathan Turley
    “Gosh almighty.” Those words from former Vice President Joe Biden sum up plenty about the announced criminal plea by former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith. Of course, Biden was not referring to the implications of the FBI lawyer who lied to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court for the efforts to continue the surveillance of an adviser to the campaign of Donald Trump. Nor was he referring to growing evidence that the Russia investigation was launched based on false and flawed evidence. Biden was referring to the federal investigation by United States Attorney John Durham that led to the criminal plea...
  • Clinesmith Charging Documents: FBI Withheld Page’s CIA Work From FISA Court, Then Lied About It

    08/16/2020 8:37:47 AM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/14/2020 | Mollie Hemingway
    Clinesmith falsified documents and helped the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Team omit exonerating evidence about Carter Page on four separate FISA applications. The FBI was told Carter Page was a U.S. intelligence agency source months before the agency began keeping that information from the secret court that authorized spying on him and nearly a full year before the agency altered documents to claim otherwise. Federal charging documents against Kevin Clinesmith, the top FBI attorney who was expected to plead guilty today to altering documents, show that the FBI withheld in three separate spying applications the fact that Page had served as...
  • Deep State Lawyer Kevin Clinesmith Texted ‘Viva la Resistance’ to FBI Colleague After Trump Won

    08/15/2020 12:16:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 14 2020 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who plans to plead guilty for falsifying documents in the investigation of President Donald Trump’s campaign, was found to have sent several anti-Trump texts after Trump was elected. “Viva le resistance,” he texted an FBI colleague in November 2016 after Trump won when he was asked if he would serve in the Trump administration. Clinesmith’s texts and the decision to alter the email were featured in the report issued by the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
  • Durham Target Kevin Clinesmith Wasn’t Working for Who You Think When He Forged That Email to Spy on Carter Page

    08/15/2020 8:25:52 AM PDT · by Michal T · 36 replies
    RedState ^ | August 14, 2020 | Michael Thau
    Clinesmith was officially working for Mueller, not McCabe or Comey when he forged that document to spy on Carter Page. And Muller's job was always covering up the fake Russian hack of the DNC and frame-up of Julian Assange as a Russian asset.