(UnitedVoice.com) – In August, court documents revealed US Attorney John Durham charged a former lawyer with falsifying documents. He reportedly did it to obtain surveillance warrants on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. His charge was the only one to come out of the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. We recently received an update on the case.
On December 3, Kevin Clinesmith’s lawyers asked that he be given probation for the “grievous mistake” he made. His attorneys claimed he “failed to live up to the FBI’s” standards. They claimed it was just one mistake in a life full of “dedication to the service of others.”
Durham’s investigative team said it’s possible Clinesmith’s political opinions impacted his decisions on the job.
Durham says it’s “plausible” that Clinesmith’s political convictions — he wrote “Vive le resistance” to an FBI colleague the day after the 2016 election — influenced his conduct. Clinesmith’s memo doesn’t address any of that issue. https://t.co/WnHdVSu1hC
— Eric Tucker (@etuckerAP) December 4, 2020
The former FBI lawyer faces up to six months in prison. He’s already pleaded guilty to the crime and Durham reportedly wants him to serve roughly three years.
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