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  • Update! John Durham’s Lead Prosecutor Withdraws from Danchenko Case

    08/22/2022 12:45:28 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 22, 2022 | Cristina Laila
    Special Counsel John Durham’s lead prosecutor withdrew from the criminal case against Igor Danchenko, the main source for the Trump-Russia dossier paid for by Hillary Clinton’s camp. The trial against Danchenko is set to begin in October. Assistant special counsel Andrew DeFilippis withdrew from the case late Sunday evening, the Washington Times reported. Recall, DeFillipis oversaw the cases against Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann and FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith. The Washington Times reported:
  • Here’s how the rule of law applied to a former FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to forgery

    08/10/2022 1:25:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Brett T
    Ever since news broke of the FBI raiding former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, people have been talking about the rule of law, and how no one is above the law (except Hunter Biden, who’s clearly above the law). Coincidentally, this news broke right around the same time. Former senior FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to forgery in getting that FISA warrant against Carter Page so the FBI could spy on the Trump organization. Clinesmith faced a harsh penalty — his law license was suspended. But that was then, and this is now. Clinesmith has been restored to...
  • FBI Chief Comey Misled Congress’ “Gang Of 8” Over Russiagate, Lisa Page Memo Reveals

    06/11/2022 1:34:29 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 6-11-2022 | Paul Sperry via RealClear Investigations
    The FBI deceived the House, Senate and the Justice Department about the substance and strength of evidence undergirding its counterintelligence investigation of President Trump, according to a recently declassified document and other material. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta A seven-page internal FBI memo dated March 8, 2017, shows that “talking points” prepared for then-FBI Director James Comey for his meeting the next day with the congressional leadership were riddled with half-truths, outright falsehoods, and critical omissions. Both the Senate and the House opened investigations and held hearings based in part on the misrepresentations made in those FBI briefings, one of which...
  • Comey, McCabe, Page and Strzok dropped from Trump's sprawling civil lawsuit

    07/23/2022 5:01:11 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 50 replies
    CNN Fake News and Pervert Factory ^ | 23 July 2022 | Kara Scannell and Marshall Cohen
    A federal judge on Friday dismissed five former FBI officials -- including former director James Comey and deputy director Andrew McCabe -- from a lawsuit that former President Donald Trump filed against them and other political opponents related to the Russia investigation. Judge Donald Middlebrooks granted the Justice Department's request to substitute itself as defendants for the former FBI officials, after finding that Trump's lawsuit covered actions that they took while acting within the scope of their government employment. This is a victory for the former FBI officials, who no longer have to battle Trump in the civil litigation, which...
  • Trump sues Hillary Clinton, DNC over Russian collusion allegations

    03/24/2022 11:31:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 145 replies
    The hill ^ | 03/24/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    Former President Trump is suing Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan and several others over allegations that his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. “The actions taken in furtherance of their scheme — falsifying evidence, deceiving law enforcement, and exploiting access to highly-sensitive data sources — are so outrageous, subversive and incendiary that even the events of Watergate pale in comparison,” a complaint filed Thursday said.
  • Is LawFare the Core of the Anti Trump Group?, 2785

    10/02/2019 9:07:25 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 4 replies
    Bill Still #2785 ^ | October 2, 2019 | Bill Still
    Bill Still #2785 on Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. (Deep state, FISA abuse, illegal NSA access, allegedly whistle blower form changer after the fact).
  • DC bar restores status of convicted ex-FBI lawyer who deceived the FISA court during Russia probe

    12/16/2021 4:33:35 PM PST · by Revel · 17 replies
    Just The News ^ | 12-16-21
    Typically, a case like Kevin Clinesmith's would end in disbarment, but not this time. Kevin Clinesmith, the former senior FBI lawyer who was placed on probation as a convicted felon for falsifying a surveillance document during the Trump-Russia investigation, has been returned to "good standing" as a member of the D.C. Bar Association. In August of 2020, Clinesmith pleaded guilty to doctoring an email that was then used to justify a surveillance warrant that targeted former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. As a result, Clinesmith was sentenced in January to 12 months probation, though the D.C. bar did not seek...
  • DC Bar Restores Convicted FBI Russiagate Forger to ‘Good Standing’ Amid Irregularities and Leniency

    12/16/2021 10:05:52 AM PST · by RandFan · 30 replies
    Real clear Investigations ^ | Dec 16 | Paul Sperry
    A former senior FBI lawyer who falsified a surveillance document in the Trump-Russia investigation has been restored as a member in "good standing" by the District of Columbia Bar Association even though he has yet to finish serving out his probation as a convicted felon, according to disciplinary records obtained by RealClearInvestigations. The move is the latest in a series of exceptions the bar has made for Kevin Clinesmith, who pleaded guilty in August 2020 to doctoring an email used to justify a surveillance warrant targeting former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Clinesmith was sentenced to 12 months probation last...
  • 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 · 38 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...