Kevin Clinesmith, Ex-FBI Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty in Durham Probe, Possibly Flipping on Others

Kevin Clinesmith, Ex-FBI Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty in Durham Probe, Possibly Flipping on Others

August 14, 2020 – After Attorney General Bill Barr appeared last night on Fox News’ Sean Hannity program and announced news to come out the next day regarding U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe into the origins of Russia-gate, that news has been revealed. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to falsifying FISA applications and altering evidence. It appears that one of his charges has been dropped, signalling that he may be cooperating with John Durham’s probe, potentially naming those who knew about and directed his activity, like Andrew McCabe. The only reason for prosecutors to drop such a charge would be if there is cooperation with investigators in getting to the bottom of things.

Adam Goldman of the New York Times has reported on this latest development, but still appears to be trying to spin the narrative as best he can to cover for others.

Technofog is a lawyer and investigator covering the RussiaGate scandal. From a legal perspective, he poses a very important question: who else at the FBI was aware of Clinesmiths activities?

Indeed, Kevin Clinesmith appeared to have known exactly what he was doing, and as an attorney knew that not only was it highly immoral, it was also illegal. He was even mentioned in the Inspector General’s (IG) report as having altered the email from the CIA Liason that had identified Carter Page as a CIA source who had been helping them with Russian spies:

The immediate reaction to the release of this information is that this is a low level official, so-called low hanging fruit. The supposition is that investigators aren’t taking the matter seriously, but are just looking for a symbolic victory they can hang their hats on. I am not so sure. I believe that Clinesmith is giving up the high level officials who participated in this, in exchange for a lighter charge and sentencing.

John Durham has not yet interviewed James Comey, John Brennan or James Clapper, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R) recently came forward and said Senate Republicans were blocking these individuals from being subpoenaed.

Here is a larger version of that image, courtesy of Chuck Ross, investigative reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation:

Copyright Chuck Ross, Daily Caller

As you can see, Clinesmith was also part of the so-called “midyear exam” investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illicit use of a private server, and he also served briefly on the Mueller team.

UPDATED: Disturbing Likelihood – FBI Lawyer Manipulated Carter Page’s Own Communication With FBI to Target Him…

See the above article from Sundance at the Conservative Treehouse for a more detailed breakdown and timeline of Kevin Clinesmith’s role in this.

This gets to the intent of Clinesmith here, clearly not someone who was tricked or manipulated into signing a fraudulent document. He knew the legal ramifications of his actions, and continued after Trump was elected President.

This should be very interesting, as it indicates that Clinesmith may have sought out Durham because he knew what he did was illegal and perhaps brokered a deal for information.

Typically, the New York Times is trying to downplay the Clinesmith story. The true picture undermines the three years of lies and propaganda they have published “on behalf of anonymous sources” within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) who had a vested interest in keeping truth under wraps. He said more than that though, he went as far as to make the following assertion:

Here is an exchange with Clinesmith and others — they claim they never really liked the Republic and were going to “destroy” it.

I believe this also calls into question the previous work done by Mr. Clinesmith and the others who assisted them. There needs to be an audit to make sure they haven’t done this type of thing to others.

Clinesmith’s own lawyers seem to be contradicting some of the claims from the IG Report.

This court document has been signed by John Durham, which I guess, is proof of life. Durham does in fact exist and is working on his investigation. It’s been difficult to tell in the absence of leaks.

Steve Scalise, who was attacked and shot by a rabid, anti-Trump Democrat and thankfully recovered his health, is calling for the media to apologize for the lies they published.

Carter Page has also acknowledged this double standard, and is in the process of suing several media outlets who knowingly defamed him by publishing lies about him.

Lara Logan is asking why Clinesmith’s lawyers are contradicting the IG Horowitz report.

Will we soon see indictments unsealed of other co-conspirators? Where are the coup and treason charges?

Andrew McCabe should be concerned that his own “lack of candor” will come back to bite him.

There was also the failure of Clinesmith to address the terroristic threats against Carter Page.

From George Washington University Law School, Professor Jonathan Turley’s blog post about this entitled “FBI Lawyer in Russia Investigation to Plead Guilty for False Statements“:

We have previously discussed allegations against FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith who played a key role in maintaining the secret surveillance of Trump campaign advisers in the Russian Investigation, including the falsification of a filing to the secret court.  U.S. Attorney John Durham who is investigating the matter, has announced that Clinesmith will now plead guilty to making a false statement.  The implications of this criminal plea is enormous but the media has engaged in a pattern of willful blindness to mounting evidence of wrongdoing in the Russian investigation by FBI and DOJ figures.

The inspector general previously accused Clinesmith of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was ‘not a source’ for another government agency. In fact, Page has was a source for the CIA.  That altered email was part of a third and final renewal application in 2017 to eavesdrop on Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  Clinesmith expressly opposed Trump and sent an email after the election declaring ‘viva the resistance.’

Notably, Democrats have been opposing any further investigation into the Russian investigation despite the call of former Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein for a full investigation. Both Rosenstein and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates have stated that they would not have approved secret surveillance applications if they knew what they know today about the countervailing evidence.  Yates has also insisted that people should be held accountable for misconduct.

Notably, the plea by Michael Flynn was widely reported as a major conviction despite the fact that the agents themselves stated that they did not believe Flynn intentionally lied.  That was lying about a lawful meeting by the incoming National Security Adviser who stated the position of the Trump Administration in seeking a new approach with the Russians. Pleas by others of false statements were so minor that they resulted in less than a month of jail, including George Papadopoulos who received only 14 days.  Those pleas were given endless and breathless discussion in the media on the proof of criminality, even though they did not show any collusion with the Russians.  This is a direct and major falsification by a critical figure in the Russian investigation. It follows referrals for criminal charges against other figures like Andrew McCabe.  None of that seems to matter as commentators and politicians decry the continued investigation into the matter.

I supported the Special Counsel investigation as well as the Durham investigation. This is why. We need to achieve full transparency and full accountability.  At what point does the media recognize that there are serious questions of wrongdoing that remain unresolved? – Professor Turley

Professor Turley is spot on about his assessment of the mainstream media. They have been active participants in this coup and disinformation campaign since 2016. That same media has spent over two years doggedly harassing, doxing and smearing anyone who was attempting to cover the real truth of the scandal.

Donald Trump, Jr even took to Twitter to share Professor Turley’s blog post about the importance of Clinesmith’s pleading guilty and lambasting the media for refusing to even really acknowledge the broader conspiracy. Clinesmith was just a small part of it.

The wider issue exposed here also underscores the ability of the monopolistic MainStream Media (MSM) to exploit the unfair advantage social media big tech companies give them. And so, they can lie to the American people and get away with it. The MSM quite literally had convinced over half the country that a man who for five years assisted the CIA in catching Russian spies, was himself a Russian spy. The irony is stunning.

If you have been following the posts from Qanon, an anonymous Trump administration official (or so they claim), you would have been well aware of Clinesmith and his role in this coup a long time ago. Here are some of those posts that reference him:

This post shows the FBI’s communications and leaks to certain friendly media outlets, as well as Clinesmith’s role in the Hillary Clinton investigation, the so-called “midyear exam.” That’s another case we must re-examine for cover-ups as well.

Clinesmith in mentioned again, along with a slew of other officials who had been “fired” or “resigned.”

Q has repeatedly urged readers to look into Professor Turley’s article about Sessions and a second special counsel. He claimed that using U.S. prosecutors would be easier.

This post tells us specifically to track and follow Kevin Clinesmith, as well as Tash Gauher, Sally Moyer and Jason V. Herring and asks is “nothing being done?”.

Q also claimed that the people protecting the Clintons from investigation and prosecution have no more control.

This is interesting because it seems to back up claims made by Qanon that claimed his power had been removed.

Here is a link to full court documents in the US vs. Clinesmith case.

This story is still developing, please check back for updates.

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