From the moment that Donald Trump was exonerated by the result of Special Counsel Robert’s Mueller’s “RussiaGate” probe, there was a sense that his administration would be doing everything in their power to right the wrongs in that ludicrous narrative. Now, with the John Durham-led probe, we are beginning to see progress on this front.
The narrative has shifted, as has the verbiage. The Trump administration is seldom referring to “RussiaGate” at all, rather choosing to use the more specific moniker of “ObamaGate”, given that the shadier aspects of the story seem to revolved around officials within the Obama administration. This includes a number of so-called “dirty cops” within the FBI – one of whom has now plead guilty to his part in the ruse.
Kevin Clinesmith, a former Federal Bureau of Investigations lawyer, will plead guilty to a felony count for falsifying an email that was used to obtain a wiretap on Trump campaign aide Carter Page, according to court documents.
Clinesmith, 38, was an Assistant General Counsel in the National Security and Cyber Law Branch of the FBI’s General Counsel, and was assigned to provide legal support for the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign for alleged collusion, known as Crossfire Hurricane.
Clinesmith was involved in the infamous FISA process as well.
Part of his job was to help FBI agents working on the investigation prepare Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications to present to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to obtain wiretaps warrants.
He helped them obtain four warrants to wiretap Page on the basis that he might be a Russian agent.
President Trump wasted no time weighing in on the news, stating that this was “just the beginning”.
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