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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.
  • Judges Say Far-Left Attorneys Who Firebombed Cops for BLM Can Still Practice Law in New York, Rudy Giuliani Cannot

    07/05/2021 2:08:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    National File ^ | July 4, 2021 | FRANKIE STOCKES
    A pair of Brooklyn-based far-left attorneys who firebombed the NYPD during last year’s deadly Black Lives Matter riots can still practice law in the State of New York, while former New York City Mayor and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani cannot, with his law license suspended for the crime of questioning the 2020 Presidential Election. Colinford Mattis, who works as a corporate lawyer, and his co-conspirator Urooj Rahman, a so-called human rights attorney, both face federal charges related to the firebombing of an NYPD police cruiser and could face sentences of at least 45 years in prison. Despite the extremely violent...
  • Who Will Prosecute the Prosecutors?

    07/12/2021 2:39:52 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies ^ | 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...
  • FBI lawyer that lied to judge on FISA warrant will be able to practice law again in August after zero jail time

    06/30/2021 8:07:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    The Russiagate coverup rolls merrily along, with the agitprop media almost completely ignoring a startling instance of the deep state taking care of its own, even when they are caught red-handed committing grave felonies. Does the name Kevin Clinesmith ring a bell? He’s the FBI lawyer that lied on a FISA warrant in order to be able to spy on the Trump campaign by falsely implicating Carter Page. He was caught red-handed in altering an email 180 degrees. Lying to a judge is a serious offense for anyone. But for an officer of the court, one who works for the...
  • 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....
  • Durham File: A documentary roadmap to special counsel probe of rogue FBI pursuit of Trump

    03/07/2021 5:27:05 PM PST · by bitt · 32 replies ^ | 3/3/2021 | john Solomon
    FBI clearly was warned Russia collusion was Clinton dirty trick, Steele dossier flawed — and persisted anyway Freed from his double duty as Connecticut's chief federal prosecutor, Special Counsel John Durham is zeroing in on the final phase of his far-reaching investigation into whether FBI officials or others committed crimes while conducting the Russia collusion probe, such as misleading federal judges or Congress. All expectations were that Durham would wrap up his probe with final indictments and/or a report last fall after a plea deal was reached with former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who admitted he falsified a document submitted...
  • Why the Sentencing of Kevin Clinesmith is an Insult to America

    02/02/2021 9:29:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | February 2, 2021 | Cliff Nichols
    Transcending even the importance of the very good question, “Where is Hunter?” is today’s reemergence of the following far more significant question that for many Americans has now lingered for much too long: “Where the hell is Durham?” For those who understandably may have forgotten, Durham is the federal prosecutor whose only available photo appears to be the one infrequently shown on the evening news bearing a facial expression that resembles the scowl of a pissed-off gopher. But, if this isn’t enough to jog your memory, he’s the guy who was appointed, now several years ago, by the recently departed...
  • GOP Lawmakers Outraged Over Ex-FBI Lawyer's Sentence in Trump-Russia Probe

    01/30/2021 5:18:51 AM PST · by Magnatron · 76 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 29 January 2021 | Charlie McCarthy
    Several prominent Republican lawmakers strongly criticized a judge's sentence Friday that resulted in probation and no prison time for the only person charged in the Justice Department's investigation into the origins of alleged Trump-Russia collusion. Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith received a sentence of 12 months probation and 400 hours community service from U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg during a video hearing. Clinesmith pleaded guilty to altering an CIA email used to support a government wiretap of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Boasberg, who also is on the FISA court, denied special counsel John Durham's recommendation of up...
  • Ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith given probation after guilty plea in Special Counsel John Durham probe

    01/29/2021 9:55:20 AM PST · by navysealdad · 45 replies
    Kevin Clinesmith was sentenced to 12 months probation and 400 hours of community service
  • Judge delays sentencing for ex-FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty in Durham inquiry until after Biden inauguration

    12/26/2020 5:50:49 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 25 Dec, 2020 | Daniel Chaitin |
    A judge delayed the sentencing of a former FBI lawyer ensnared in special counsel John Durham's criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation until after Inauguration Day. Kevin Clinesmith, who pleaded guilty in August to falsifying a document related to the secret surveillance of 2016 Trump campaign aide Carter Page, now faces a sentencing date of Jan. 29, more than a week after President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office. Durham, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, asked U.S. District Judge James Boasberg of the D.C. District to sentence Clinesmith to as many as six months in prison to "send...
  • 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...
  • Ex-FBI lawyer who falsified document in Trump-Russia probe seeks to avoid prison

    12/05/2020 12:22:05 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies ^ | 12/04/20 | Jordan Williams
    Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, who falsified a document in the 2016 investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, is seeking to avoid prison time. Clinesmith’s attorneys filed a 48-page sentencing memorandum on Thursday, USA Today reports, in which they are asking for him to be sentenced to probation. The former lawyer acknowledged he committed a crime but did not intend to mislead investigators. "Kevin Clinesmith made a grievous mistake,” his attorneys wrote, according to USA Today. “By altering a colleague's email, he cut a corner in a job that required far better of him. He failed to live...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • By two-to-one voters believe FBI should be prosecuted for its role in Russia probe

    10/12/2020 9:20:28 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 13 replies
    Just the News ^ | October 9, 2020 | Daniel Payne
    ...Among the voters, 46% said FBI officials should be criminally charged over the scandal, while only half that number — 23% — said they shouldn't. Thirty percent were unsure...The results indicate that relatively few voters are aware that former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith earlier this year admitted to falsifying an email used to obtain a wiretap against 2016 Trump campaign aide Carter Page....
  • 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...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 8/19/2020

    08/19/2020 7:55:25 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/19/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The John Durham investigation into the origins of the Justice Department's probe of alleged Russian collusion involving President Trump and his 2016 campaign leading to a guilty plea in Washington DC today..... A pro-Syrian government grouo claiming responsibility for a rocket attack on a US military base in the eastern part of the country...... The Prime Minister of the Bahamas backing down from a seven day complete lockdown of New Providence, the country's most populous island where the capital city of Nassau is located..... The "Conservative' Prime Minister of Australia a close ally of President Trump and the United States,...
  • Ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleads guilty in first criminal case arising from Durham probe (in court)

    08/19/2020 11:25:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19 2020 | Brooke Singman, Jake Gibson
    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.
  • 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...