Former FBI lawyer associated with Russian investigation ready to plead guilty

Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty as part of Russia probe

Donald Trump believes that new data will emerge in connection with this recognition

Former FBI lawyer accused of altering a critical document used in connection with FBI surveillance of former Trump campaigner Carter Page agreed to plead guilty to perjury on Friday.

The charge against Kevin Klinesmith is the first criminal case brought by US Attorney John Durham in connection with the investigation into the reasons for Russian interference in the 2016 elections, which President Donald Trump and his allies call “fake.”.

US Attorney General William Barr appointed John Durham to investigate possible misconduct by federal authorities involved in the FBI’s attempts to investigate the links between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the election race that resulted in Trump defeating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Clinesmith, who worked for the FBI from 2015 to 2019, is expected to admit in federal court in Washington, D.C. that he modified the June 2017 CIA email in a way that would lead to the conclusion that Paige, known to be he was an informant for the CIA, was not the “source” of this intelligence service.

According to court documents, the FBI requested a fourth warrant to spy on Page, relying on a forged document. Changes to the document were discovered last year by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who initiated the Klinesmith prosecution case..

Although Paige’s surveillance only began after he left the Trump campaign and was part of a broader FBI investigation into Russian election meddling, Trump and his supporters used this as evidence that the administration of former President Barack Obama was “spying” on his election..

Calling Klinesmith “a corrupt FBI lawyer,” Trump told White House reporters Friday that this is just the beginning of a new Durham investigation..

“They were actually spying on my campaign and they got caught and you will hear more,” Trump said.

In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Barr described Kleinsmith’s statement as “evidence that the case is proceeding as it should, as the facts in this investigation warrant.”.

Although Barr said he was “not going to do anything inappropriate before the election,” he suggested he might release Durham’s findings before the November election..

Former FBI lawyer associated with Russian investigation ready to plead guilty

An investigation into Russia was launched in July 2016, shortly after the FBI received a message from Australian intelligence. It contained information that George Papadopoulos, then foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, claimed that Russia had approached Trump’s people with offers of help in the form of leaking thousands of compromising emails that had been stolen from hacking Democrats’ servers..

In addition to Page and Padopoulos, the FBI was investigating two other Donald Trump campaigners. In the end, despite the fact that Special Attorney Robert Mueller disclosed numerous contacts between Trump campaign staff and Russia, he concluded that there was not enough evidence to justify a conspiracy charge..

Little is known about what Durham found and whether anyone else will be indicted. While Barr made it clear that there is no investigation into Barack Obama and former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, he said Durham found “disturbing” evidence of wrongdoing..

Barr, who last year became the second U.S. Attorney General during Trump’s term, faced criticism for publicly discussing the Durham investigation and withdrew a promise not to release the investigation’s findings until the November 3 presidential election in which Donald Trump opposes Joe. Biden.

Former FBI lawyer associated with Russian investigation ready to plead guilty

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