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About time.
« on: August 14, 2020, 09:36:41 PM »
Durham probe: Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty in first criminal case arising from review

Clinesmith is being charged in federal court in Washington and is expected to plead guilty to one count of making a false statement, his attorney Justin Shur told The Associated Press.

"Kevin deeply regrets having altered the email. It was never his intent to mislead the court or his colleagues as he believed the information he relayed was accurate. But Kevin understands what he did was wrong and accepts responsibility," Shur later said in a statement.

President Trump, noting the case at the top of a Friday press conference, called the individual “corrupt” and predicted the charge is “just the beginning.”

“The fact is they spied on my campaign and they got caught. And you’ll be hearing more,” he said.

The development Friday comes amid much speculation, and even a tip-off by Barr, who said on Fox News’ “Hannity” that there would be a “development” in the investigation, teasing that it wouldn’t be “earth-shattering,” but would be “an indication that things are moving along at the proper pace as dictated by the facts in this investigation.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/durham-probe-ex-fbi-lawyer-to-plead-guilty-in-first-criminal-case-arising-from-review-attorney-says
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Re: About time.
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2020, 09:14:35 AM »
Bombshell!  ;D

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...the five-page charging document is limited in scope and does not allege criminal wrongdoing by anyone other than Clinesmith, nor does it offer evidence to support Trump’s assertions that the Russia investigation was tainted by widespread political bias in the FBI. It makes clear that the FBI relied on Clinesmith’s own misrepresentations as it sought to renew its surveillance of the former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

Page has stated publicly that he was a CIA source. According to the inspector general’s report and Friday’s charging documents, Clinesmith received information in June 2017 from another government agency, presumably the CIA, showing that Page had been approved as an “operational contact” between 2008 and 2013.

But when an FBI colleague followed up by instant message on the question of whether Page had ever been a government source, Clinesmith responded that Page had “never been a source”, according to court documents. When asked if he had that information in writing, the documents allege, Clinesmith altered an email he had received from the other agency by adding the words “and not a source” and then forwarded it.

The FBI relied on those misrepresentations in its final surveillance application and omitted that information about Page, prosecutors allege, even though any relationship between Page and the government would have been important to disclose.

Clinesmith told the inspector general that he had not actually understood Page to be a source, or “recruited asset”, for another government agency.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/14/trump-russia-fbi-lawyer-clinesmith-guilty-plea

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Re: About time.
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2020, 02:36:35 PM »
Bombshell!  ;D

The usual Republican bullshit.

They always do this. Always.

Lying: the one and only "conservative" value.

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Re: About time.
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 02:49:16 PM »
The usual Republican bullshit.

They always do this. Always.

Lying: the one and only "conservative" value.
Anything to avoid having to acknowledge this with anything other than 'It is what it is.':

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7 day moving average coronavirus cases per day: 52,400

Total confirmed active cases: 5,582,408

7 day moving average coronavirus deaths per day: 1,065

Total deaths: 173,339


https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/


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Re: About time.
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2020, 03:46:57 PM »
Anything to avoid having to acknowledge this with anything other than 'It is what it is.':
Wrong thread notoc.
We know you are slow witted and we
allow for your misconception.
Keep trying notoc. You will figure it out sometime.
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Re: About time.
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2020, 04:39:51 PM »
Wrong thread notoc.
We know you are slow witted and we
allow for your misconception.
Keep trying notoc. You will figure it out sometime.
Like I said, Hook: Anything to avoid having to acknowledge this with anything other than 'It is what it is.'  :-*

Total deaths: 173,339.