US v Kevin Clinesmith August 14, 2020, First John Durham investigation criminal case, Clinesmith to plead guilty, Altered OGA liaison email
“Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they call ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch.” …Attorney General Barr
“Instead of doing so, the government has continued to defy its
constitutional, ethical and legal obligations to this Court and to the defense, and to hide evidence that it knows exonerates Mr. Flynn. As is the essence of the problem here, instead of protecting its citizens, the “government” is protecting its own criminal conduct and operatives.”…Attorney Sidney Powell October
“I repeatedly asked U.S. Attorney John Durham and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate whether Mr. Hardy lied under oath, and in an April 22, 2020 letter Mr. Horowitz wrote that he referred my complaint to the FBI’s Inspection Division. Was Mr. Hardy forced out?”…Attorney Ty Clevenger July 22, 2020
From US v Kevin Clinesmith August 14, 2020.
“Specifically on or about June 19, 2017, the defendant altered the OGA Liaison’s June 15, 2017 email by adding that Individual #1 “was not a source” and then forwarded the email to the SSA, when in truth, and in fact, and as the defendant well knew, the original June 15, 2017 from the OGA Liaison did not contain the words “not a source.””
From Fox News.
“Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, two sources close to the matter tell Fox News.”
Clinesmith, who resigned about two months ago, exited the Russia investigation in 2018 after it emerged that he had written text messages showing dislike of Trump, The Times reported. However, the newspaper added that some top FBI officials, including former FBI Director James Comey, were not accused of anti-Trump bias in the new report. The Times reported that Clinesmith is accused of adding information to an email in a way that made it appear the information came from its author.
Clinesmith is FBI Attorney 2 in Horowitz June 2018 report.
“As we describe in Chapter Twelve, during our review we
identified text messages and instant messages sent on
FBI mobile devices or computer systems by five FBI
employees who were assigned to the Midyear
investigation. These included:
• Text messages exchanged between Strzok and
• Instant messages exchanged between Agent 1,
who was one of the four Midyear case agents,
and Agent 5, who was a member of the filter
• Instant messages sent by FBI Attorney 2, who
was assigned to the Midyear investigation.
The text messages and instant messages sent by these
employees included statements of hostility toward then
candidate Trump and statements of support for
candidate Clinton, and several appeared to mix political
opinions with discussions about the Midyear
We found that the conduct of these five FBI employees
brought discredit to themselves, sowed doubt about the
FBI’s handling of the Midyear investigation, and
impacted the reputation of the FBI. ”