Rumors have been swirling for weeks that the Durham Investigation of the Russia probe would be making some announcements before Labor Day.
We just got the first announcement and it includes the guilty plea of a member of the FBI which involves faulty FISA requests.
It’s not huge but this is just the beginning.
BREAKING: The First Guilty Plea of the Durham Probe Is Here
The first guilty plea as a result of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal investigation into the origins of the Obama administration’s phony Russia investigation has arrived.
Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who worked on Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation, is expected to plead guilty to felony charges of making false statements Friday. He is guilty of changing information in a CIA email, a fabrication of evidence, in order to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on former Trump campaign official Carter Page.
The truth is finally coming out.
Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith expected to plead guilty to altering Carter Page evidence to support FISA warrant.
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) August 14, 2020
Here’s more from The Federalist:
Clinesmith’s deliberate falsification of a federal spy warrant was first revealed last December following a lengthy investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), headed by Michael Horowitz. Horowitz and his team wrote in a 434-page report that Clinesmith — identified in the report as “OGC Attorney” — altered an email from a separate U.S. federal agency, believed to be the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to falsely state that Page had never worked with the CIA to investigate suspected Russia agents operating within the U.S. In fact, as Clinesmith was told by the operative, Page had worked with the CIA previously, as well as with the FBI.
According to the OIG report, Clinesmith “[o]mitted Page’s prior relationship with another U.S. government agency, despite being reminded by the other agency in June 2017, prior to the filing of the final [FISA warrant] renewal application, about Page’s past status with that other agency.”
“Instead of including this information in the final renewal application,” the OIG report stated, Clinesmith “altered an email from the other agency so that the email stated that Page was ‘not a source’ for the other agency, which the FBI affiant relied upon in signing the final renewal application.”
More of this is coming in the near future.
Count on it.