December 1, 2021

Disgraced FBI lawyer charged in Durham probe pleads guilty

Former President Donald Trump called the Russia-collusion investigation a “hoax.” As it turns out, it was much worse.

Ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was sentenced Friday to one year probation and 400 hours of community service for falsifying information used to further justify the Russia collusion probe, Fox News reported. Clinesmith knowingly doctored an email from Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign adviser Carter Page to persuade a judge to allow surveillance to continue.

Clinesmith pleaded guilty in August to falsifying an email to say that Page was “not a source” for the CIA even though he was working with the intelligence agency at the time, according to Breitbart. The email became part of the evidence used against Page at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to further its investigation.

Had the FBI known the truth that Page was cooperating with another intelligence agency, it would have explained away his ties to Russia and proved he was not acting as an agent against the U.S. “At the time, I believed the information I was providing in the email was accurate, but I am agreeing that the information I inserted into the email was not originally there and I inserted that information,” Clinesmith said in court.

Facing sentencing maximums of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, Clinesmith’s defense team requested leniency. U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia James Boasberg let him off easy citing the other harm that already befell Clinesmith, including losing his job, public shame, and the possibility of being disbarred — even though what he caused for Page was far more severe.

Democrats spent the first half of Trump’s presidency insisting he was elected because of Russian interference in the 2016 election. After nearly two years of investigation culminating in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, no real evidence of collusion with the Russians ever turned up, bolstering Trump’s claim that it was a politically-motivated witch hunt.

Shortly before leaving office, Attorney General Bill Barr appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as special counsel to examine the way the investigation was launched and conducted by the intelligence agency. So far, Clinesmith’s is the only conviction to come out of Durham’s probe.

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that some in the Deep State knowingly fudged evidence to allow the government to spy on Trump.

Had this been a Democrat, or any other establishment Republican, proverbial heads would be rolling for the way he was treated. Instead, Trump had to endure this nonsense for years and only now might see his enemies get a modicum of their comeuppance.

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Joseph Kempf (@guest_1118784)
10 months ago

Those “Dirtocrats” virtually ALWAYS get off scott-free!!! I think they learned that from “Teflon-coated Slick Willie” and his sweet, wonderful wife, “Horrible Hillary”!!!

Mary H Price (@guest_1118796)
Reply to  Joseph Kempf
10 months ago

I AGREE HILLARY TO GET AWAY WITH EVERYTHING

FLOYD (@guest_1118824)
Reply to  Mary H Price
10 months ago

THE DEMOCRATS CAN DESTROY AMERICA AND GET AWAY WITH CONGRESS,FBI,CIA,DNC,GOP,DOJ CBS,
NBC,CNN,MOST NEWS CHANNELS AND NEWS PAPERS WITH TONS OF AMERICAN DOLLARS THAT WILL
AMOUNT TO FIVE CENTS ON THE DOLLARS IN A VERY SHORT TIME.
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Orrie (@guest_1118799)
Reply to  Joseph Kempf
10 months ago

They get off from being prosecuted to the full extent of the law because and I have said over and over, the entire system is corrupt. Judges, lawyers, politicians, media, tech companies and any others you can name. They are the deep state swamp.

sturgis (@guest_1118839)
Reply to  Orrie
10 months ago

I agree 1000%! I’ve been saying the same thing, they’re ALL GUILTY!! The whole f_ _ _ing system is broke!!

albert green (@guest_1119655)
Reply to  sturgis
10 months ago

we have become an oligarchy

Betty Miller (@guest_1118846)
Reply to  Orrie
10 months ago

Amen!

J LARA (@guest_1118808)
Reply to  Joseph Kempf
10 months ago

SO AGREE! AND THE PIG SAYS NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW! AND EVERYONE IS TREATED EQUAL! AND DO YOU THINK WE DO NOT SEE THRU HER LIES? REMEMBER THEIR MANTRA POWER MONEY GREED CONTROL ALL THE LIKES OF WHAT IS GOING ON NOW! C MON REPUBS GROW A SPINE AND STOP ALL THE ILLEGAL STUFF GOING ON!

mary Ruen (@guest_1119698)
Reply to  J LARA
10 months ago

I would say grow some balls

William Frank Kirkland (@guest_1119837)
Reply to  mary Ruen
9 months ago

Biden has Osama balls and Hilary mouth, and a whore partner

rocky (@guest_1118840)
Reply to  Joseph Kempf
10 months ago

They have been corrupt far longer then that. LBJ raided the SS fund to pay for his war in NAM!!

Andrew Casler (@guest_1118785)
10 months ago

Probation for what he did should be criminal in itself. Look at the damage he did to others.

Deanna Benton (@guest_1118981)
Reply to  Andrew Casler
10 months ago

This website algorythmn does not like it when pr0ven, [email protected] in4mation is included. Have to use the “new spelling” almost every time i post. Yep. N0T @[email protected] sen+encing for @n FB1 [email protected] who lyed @nd [email protected] [email protected] 0n a sitting e1ected pres. Even [email protected]@ [email protected] got worse – 5 mon in prison, 2 yrs [email protected], find $30K, & 5 yr [email protected] from serving as an 0fficer of any c0mp or c0rp. Why? 4 $elling off some st0cks on a tip. She [email protected]’t c0n-victed on the $elling, only that she lyed in c0urt about it. M.S. only hurt herself. The tipping br0ker got [email protected] C1ine$mith [email protected] N0T 0ut for 0R @fter himse1f. And wh0 [email protected] the [email protected]’ 0rder$? Fun [email protected]; [email protected]$ C0mey (b-fore FB1 [email protected]) [email protected] the U-S @ttorney who brought [email protected] down. Think about that one. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/[email protected]@rt-indicted

Mark (@guest_1119455)
Reply to  Deanna Benton
10 months ago

Is [email protected] still supporting the democrats that put her in the pokey?
She was a big advocate for the Clintons back when they were in office and they didn’t as far I remember help her, maybe she did prison time as a good soldier of the team cause she’s doing pretty damn good now!

Peggy Buttler (@guest_1119206)
Reply to  Andrew Casler
10 months ago

Agree jail all them

Danuta Kubelik (@guest_1119401)
Reply to  Andrew Casler
10 months ago

He should be punish for to be traitor to America !!!

Thomas Graney Sr (@guest_1118786)
10 months ago

I think Mr Trump should get a do over of the last 4 years, since he was unable to do the job freely during the last four years.

Les (@guest_1118794)
Reply to  Thomas Graney Sr
10 months ago

Agree…

Jerry (@guest_1118823)
Reply to  Thomas Graney Sr
10 months ago

Amen

Lou (@guest_1118893)
Reply to  Thomas Graney Sr
10 months ago

I absolutely agree. The swamp still needs to be drained and TRUMP is the only one with the balls to do anything about it.

mary Ruen (@guest_1119699)
Reply to  Thomas Graney Sr
10 months ago

It really is amazing how he got so much done with all the pressure he was under. I love our President Trump.

William Frank Kirkland (@guest_1119841)
Reply to  Thomas Graney Sr
9 months ago

YES

Mark Smith (@guest_1118787)
10 months ago

Oh WOW a whole year of Probation, why not just use a feather duster and slap his hands.
IF any of us little people had don 1/4 of what these Traitors did we would be heading to the Gallows at sunrise. the Justice system in this country SUCKS.

mary Ruen (@guest_1119701)
Reply to  Mark Smith
10 months ago

We have no Justice system

Rick (@guest_1118790)
10 months ago

Judge Boasberg who has ever heard of Him. Where do they find these people who Hate America. Another Deep
State Golden Goose when needed. Between you and Me it is not a Lifetime Appointment and so easy to Prove.
I grew up in a Different America and how far We’ve fallen is disgusting.

Watcher (@guest_1118848)
Reply to  Rick
10 months ago

Judge Boasberg is the HEAD of the FISA Court! Where is the outrage for lying to the FISA Court? FOUR TIMES they lied to the FISA Court and all he gets is probation and community service. We, taxpayers, have spent 40 MILLION dollars and over THREE years because of CORRUPT players like Clinesmith. TEN YEARS minimum and 250,000 dollars is the bare minimum he should get! I hope that Paige, General Flynn, Papadopulos, Donald Trump and others who were harmed, or bankrupted and had their good names ruined sue that LYING Clinesmith for everything he has or will have in the future.
Also impeach Judge Boasberg!

William E Gordon Sr USAF Ret (@guest_1118791)
10 months ago

I feel the penalty given the person for his comments/lies and decision and doctoring of materials –should get him at least a year behind bars with some time on probation. From what I am reading and seeing–it seems the criminals related to biden get a small sentence- but when related to Mr. Trump the sentence is much higher. Maybe a little investigate as to a second impeachment or add on from current one.

Joseph C. Moore (USN Ret) (@guest_1118792)
10 months ago

Probation and keeping his lawyer’s license? Doesn’t his actions qualify as sedition?
This is gross, malfeasance in judgement of a serious crime.

Bill Weeks (@guest_1118818)
Reply to  Joseph C. Moore (USN Ret)
10 months ago

Felons go to jail unless you are Democrat bias he needs to keep his license so he can help more in the deep state

George Mertz (@guest_1118793)
10 months ago

Will he lose his law license and be barred from every practicing again? Probably not because he is a liberal commie and they don’t get punished in that way. He should have gotten 20 years in prison…or the death penalty for treason.

Gary Taylor Taylor (@guest_1138194)
Reply to  George Mertz
9 months ago

Amen to that.

Marcia Fridland (@guest_1118795)
10 months ago

When politics interfere with justice, people become disgusted and impatient with politics. Most people want what is fair and reasonable for all.

Edwin Buck (@guest_1118798)
10 months ago

That’s a slap on the wrist. While all Trump supporters got 20 years in prison for the set up the FBI gave them. The SWAMP will always protect their people

Sorcerer 7 (@guest_1118801)
10 months ago

He may have plead guilty, but the judge gave him a slap on the wrist. This now cancels any efforts to have him disbarred, which he deserves. The real punishment for treasonous actions, if found guilty is, hanging, or being placed against the wall facing a firing squad.

Donald Coles (@guest_1118817)
10 months ago

Probation, how sweet. What a shame.

Yodie (@guest_1118821)
10 months ago

How we define politics is to syllable-ise The word poli meaning many and tics meaning bloodsuckers,politics!,,

Yodie (@guest_1118822)
10 months ago

How we define politics is to syllable-ise The word poli meaning many and tics meaning bloodsuckers,politics!,,

Pete Paradissis (@guest_1118828)
10 months ago

That’s not punishment, it’s barely even a slap on the F-ing hand. I’ve seen people do less and serve time behind bars – What a joke!

JamesA. (@guest_1118829)
10 months ago

REAl Punishment: FBA Lawyer responsible for coup and biggest attack ever in America against a President in my opinion.

Jack (@guest_1118833)
10 months ago

He should be in the super max prison in Colorado for a minimum of 10 yrs.

S Sharon (@guest_1118838)
10 months ago

Well folks it’s true the democrats are above the law we have to understand that, don’t have to agree or like it. but that’s the way it is. The Durham investigation is junk.

Brenda Whitney (@guest_1118884)
10 months ago

Durham and Barr were paid handsomly for many years to do nothing for the innocent. Their a disgrace and with Biden in things will only get worse. We know he’s a cheat!!!

bob (@guest_1118886)
10 months ago

Probation ,,,, what a joke !!! Obviously a two tiered justice system in this country .

Virginia Healey (@guest_1118897)
10 months ago

This amounts to a kiss on the cheek”, a “wink of the eye”, and an admonishment not to do this again! PATHETIC! There is no justice in America!

Billy Wilson (@guest_1118918)
10 months ago

Boy Democrat’s get fines and probation ,Trump supporters go to prison. Seems like a double standard now the dem’s are in charge of everything. Biden said it himself DICTATORSHIP.

Raymond Wyatt (@guest_1118964)
10 months ago

John Durham should be jailed for not doing his job and he should have to pay back what he has been payed for the work he didn’t do

Kristine (@guest_1119090)
10 months ago

Once again another justice system for Democrats. His sentence is less than what a person would get for a DUI. How about some restitution for all the money and time spent on a witch hunt because of his fraud? God will not hold all of them guiltless. I’m still waiting and praying for God to intercede in all of this corruption. Every day it gets worse. One more nail in the American coffin. It’s time to ring the bell, we are not dead. Do not bury us.

James Acles (@guest_1119323)
10 months ago

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Mark (@guest_1119468)
10 months ago

Where’s the outrage from the left, BLM, antifa, naacp , and others for this crime against a sitting President? People get arrested driving with a taillight out end up in jail awaiting trial because a situation is exacerbated (not every traffic stop but there’re stories) and they’ll do time and or dies as a result of Justice done.

Will there be vindication for President Trump, will he be exonerated???

Luis Cuevas (@guest_1119486)
10 months ago

A year of probation and 400 hours of community service is an outrage! The harm that he put on Carter Page and his family through is unforgivable. Carter Page needs to sue him for all he has. He should have gotten the full sentencing maximums of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine that he was up against. There was harm to President Trump and to the country for the waste in money that extended “investigations”.

BeaBea (@guest_1119769)
9 months ago

Why didn’t this maggot get life in prison? How outrageous!!!!. Why not just put him over someone’s knee and spank him, then give him a pacifier when he cries.

Javiernop (@guest_1244601)
6 months ago

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