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Ex-FBI attorney asks to avoid jail for false statement in FISA process

1 month ago   |   By Politico

A former FBI lawyer who admitted altering an email sent to a colleague working on the investigation into alleged Russian influence on Trump campaign affiliates is asking to be spared a prison sentence in connection with his plea to a felony false-statement charge.
Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty in August, soon after he became the only person charged in connection with the investigation Attorney General William Barr ordered last year into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. Barr earlier this week appointed the official leading that review, Connecticut U.S. attorney John Durham, as a...
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Ex-FBI lawyer who altered Russia probe email seeks probation

Ex-FBI lawyer who altered Russia probe email seeks probation

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - A former FBI lawyer who pleaded guilty to altering an email during the Donald Trump-Russia investigation “made a grievous mistake” but should be spared prison time and given probation instead, his attorneys said in a sentencing memorandum Thursday.
Kevin Clinesmith admitted in August to having altered an email used in support of an FBI application to monitor the communications of a former Trump campaign aide, Carter Page. Clinesmith's lawyers said that although he believed the information he wrote was accurate, he knowingly doctored the email by stating that Page was “not a...
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