It is becoming apparent that the prosecution of former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith may be the zenith of special counsel John Durham John Durham Forty-four Republican senators demand Durham report be made public Still in the game: Will Durham’s report throw a slow curveball at key political players? Report: Durham exploring charges against low-level FBI officials and tipsters MORE 's investigation into the roots of the FBI's "Crossfire Hurricane" investigation involving Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Recent reporting suggests no other senior FBI or Department of Justice (DOJ) officials will face criminal charges. Clinesmith pleaded guilty to lying to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court and was sentenced on Jan. 29 by U.S. District Judge James Boasburg. As evidence of Clinesmith's political bias as a possible motive, the government's sentencing memo cited Clinesmith's 2018 suspension for "sending improper political messages to other FBI employees," including, " viva la resistance ." Boasburg, a FISA Court judge, sentenced Clinesmith to probation, community service and no fine. Exhibiting no indignation regarding the fraud perpetrated on his court, Boasburg accepted Clinesmith's defense that he never intended to defraud the court (though he pleaded guilty to doing so). ADVERTISEMENT In April 2019, before… Read full this story
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