We had been hearing that this was going to happen for days, and it finally did on Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
Former FBI Assistant General Counsel Kevin Clinesmith has plead guilty of altering emails in the process to obtain warrants against a former Trump adviser.
The following is from our friends at The Epoch Times.
The FBI attorney who altered an email as part of the process to obtain a secret court warrant to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser admitted to one count of making a false statement on Aug. 19 before a federal judge in Washington.
Former FBI assistant general counsel Kevin Clinesmith made the plea as part of a deal with prosecutors, who agreed to propose a sentencing range of zero to six months. Judge James Boasberg set the sentencing hearing for Dec. 10.
At the opening of the hearing, Boasberg noted that he’s the head judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which signed off on the warrant application cited in the charge against Clinesmith. The judge said he didn’t see any issues with the overlap, but offered the parties to call for his recusal because the FISC could be viewed as a victim. The government and Clinesmith declined the offer.
The Epoch Times continued.
Clinesmith’s guilty plea is the first secured as part of an investigation by special attorney John Durham, who is investigating whether the FBI’s probe of the Trump campaign was conducted lawfully and free of improper motive. President Donald Trump has long claimed that the Obama administration weaponized government surveillance against his campaign.
You can read more from our friends at The Epoch Times.