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  • 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
    thehill.com ^ | 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
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 8/14/2020 Newsdump Friday

    08/14/2020 9:01:41 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/14/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A lawyer for a former FBI lawyer leaking word out this Friday that his client is to enter a guilty plea in connection with the US Justice Department probe into the origins of the Russia collusion investigation..... Congress's General Accounting Office claiming in a report that the Homeland Security Secretary and his Deputy Secretary were invalidly appointed to their positions..... The US Postal Service, headed by a supporter of President Trump, warning about mail-in voting this November...... "If this continues, they will receive their answer in kind" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking in Istanbul today after what he said...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.