BREAKING: Ex-FBI Lawyer to Plead Guilty in Durham Probe Criminal Case

BREAKING: Per AP – Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty 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.

Per Yamiche Alicindor, the lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, 38, who was assigned to the Russia investigation, plans to admit that he altered an email from the C.I.A. that investigators relied on to seek renewed court permission in 2017 for a secret wiretap on Carter Page.

Rep. Doug Collins reacted to the news by tweeting “We need indictments, and we need them soon. There must be accountability for the corrupt cabal who tried to take down @realDonaldTrump!”

This story is developing. 

According to a breaking story from Fox News, former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty 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, Clinesmith’s attorney told The Associated Press on Friday.

Clinesmith was referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation. Specifically, the inspector general accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was “not a source” for another government agency. Page has said he was a source for the CIA. The DOJ relied on that assertion as it submitted a third and final renewal application in 2017 to eavesdrop on Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Judge Jeanine discussed developments in the Durham probe last night.