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  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • The FBI’s 2016 Abuse Turns Criminal. A former FBI lawyer is charged with doctoring evidence for a warrant.

    08/15/2020 5:10:34 AM PDT · by karpov · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 14, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    At last, some accountability for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s outrageous intervention in the 2016 presidential campaign. On Friday U.S. Attorney John Durham charged former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith with doctoring an email to justify a surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Mr. Durham is digging into the origins of the FBI’s 2016 Crossfire Hurricane investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mr. Page was a minor Trump adviser. But four times in eight months the FBI told the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that there was probable cause that Mr. Page was a foreign...
  • Ex-FBI lawyer charged with felony, to plead guilty to altering evidence in Russia probe

    08/14/2020 1:06:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Just the News ^ | August 14, 2020 - 3:43pm | By John Solomon
    Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was charged Friday with a felony and has agreed to plead guilty to altering a document in the Russia collusion probe, the first criminal case to be brought in the investigation of U.S. Attorney John Durham, according to officials and a court document. Ahead of his plea, Clinesmith was charged in federal court in Washington D.C. with one count of making a false statement for altering information he had received from the CIA in June 2017 to hide the fact that Trump campaign official Carter Page was a source for the Agency. The alteration caused...
  • Breaking — Kevin Clinesmith pleads guilty… Developing…

    08/14/2020 11:52:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 89 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 8/14/2020 | Kane
    A top FBI lawyer who fabricated evidence in a federal spy warrant against Trump campaign affiliate Carter Page is expected to plead guilty to federal charges brought by U.S. Attorney John Durham. Kevin Clinesmith, who is expected to admit to deliberately fabricating evidence in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant application, used to spy on a former campaign affiliate of President Donald Trump, was a top attorney in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) and a key agency attorney under fired former FBI Director James Comey. Clinesmith is the first individual to be charged as part...
  • Appeals court nixes Hillary Clinton deposition on emails

    08/14/2020 11:35:09 AM PDT · by Theoria · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 14 August 2020 | Josh Gerstein
    D.C. Circuit Judge Robert Wilkins suggested it was time to consign the Clinton email imbroglio to the history books. A federal appeals court panel has unanimously overturned a lower-court order requiring Hillary Clinton to provide a sworn deposition about her use of a private email account and server during her four years as secretary of State. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, 3-0, that the conservative group Judicial Watch was not entitled to depose Clinton in connection with an 8-year-old Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking records of details about information national security adviser Susan Rice discussed during interviews...
  • Julian Assange, Robert Mueller, and the Russian Spy Who Wasn’t (Part 1)

    08/14/2020 7:38:46 AM PDT · by Michal T · 3 replies
    RedState ^ | August 13, 2020 | Michael Thau
    First part in a series of short columns detailing the blatant Russian false flag used to discredit WikiLeaks' revelations about Hillary Clinton's gross unfitness for office and make it impossible for Trump to use them and showing that the real purpose of Mueller's investigation was to make sure the Russian false flag wouldn't be exposed rather than, as everyone believes, to get Trump. While we were distracted by all the yelling about Russian collusion, Mueller was cementing the phony Russian-hack narrative.
  • U.S. Attorney General Barr's review of Russia probe faces backlash

    10/25/2019 7:05:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/25/2019 | Sarah N. Lynch, Mark Hosenball
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr faced growing criticism from Democrats on Friday after the Justice Department said it had intensified its politically charged review of the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  • A couple of things you might not know about the FBI conspiracy against Trump

    06/27/2018 3:47:52 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-26-18 | DrJohn
    The single most damning text between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reads like this: “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page texted Strzok. “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded. If that doesn't scream bias and conspiracy, nothing does. But you probably know these two. There are a few more you might not know. There might be a few more things you might not know.  The Trump Russia investigation was basically a seamless continuation of the Hillary email investigation. Among the people who worked on the Clinton email investigation, er, "matter" were Agent 2 and...
  • Developing… FBI agent under criminal investigation for altering FISA document on Carter Page…

    11/22/2019 7:24:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    On the ^ | November 22, 2019 1:58 am | Kane
    Quite entertaining to watch Wolf Blitzer break the news to his audience. Anti-Trump Preet Bharara seems stunned by the news. .@CNN reporting an FBI agent under investigation for altering FISA-related document in Russia probe. Panel, including @jimsciutto, in scramble mode. "We always knew there'd be some mistakes that would come out, but this doesn't change the reason for the investigation." — Jason Beale (@jabeale) November 21, 2019 Jim Sciutto in scramble mode… Exclusive: FBI official under investigation after allegedly altering document in 2016 Russia probe CNN — An FBI official is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document related...
  • President Trump Extensive Phone Interview Discussing FISA Report Developments and Coup Effort…

    11/22/2019 10:19:10 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 25 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 22, 2019 | Sundance
    Earlier this morning President Trump called in to Fox and Friends for an hour-long interview about the breaking story of FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith manipulating FISA documents to gain surveillance on the 2016 Trump campaign. President Trump notes the current trickle of information is only the beginning and the background story could be the biggest political scandal in modern U.S. history. President Trump awaits the final reports showing the full scope of the investigations and the likelihood of FBI spying and surveillance on his campaign and administration. Additionally, President Trump discusses the frustrating political agenda behind the Pelosi and Schiff...
  • NYT: Clinesmith to plead guilty in Durham Probe (more than tic tock and boom boom)

    08/14/2020 8:48:46 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 97 replies
    NYT ^ | August 14, 2020 | Josh Kaplan
    NYT: Ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith expected to plead guilty in Durham probe