Recently-declassified documents show former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith was involved in the secret use of intelligence briefings for the Trump campaign as information-gathering operations.
According to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the December IG report criticized the FBI for such operations after they were revealed during the IG's investigation.
Today, the Department of Justice announced today that Clinesmith has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge of altering a document submitted to court in order to get a controversial wiretap against former Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page.
The government wiretapped and spied on page for a year as if he were a Russian spy. However, in the end, all investigations found no evidence that Page, or any American, was colluding with Russia.
Read the recently declassified FBI documents about Trump's briefing, approved by Clinesmith, below. (Click on the image and enlarge, if necessary.)
I assume this is a felony with some serious penalties? Tell me he isn't going to get off with a letter of reprimand in his permanent file and retire on his pension!
Mary Ann says
I agree with you, WarEagle. I am sick and tired of these "intelligence agencies" not being prosecuted for their crimes.
But they have done such a great service for there country?:). They need to be held accountable!
When Democrats formed their Confederacy, spied on Americans, published fake news, planned assassinations, attacked Fort Sumpter, printed their own currency, and engaged with foreign powers, Americans didn't call it a "conspiracy theory" - we called it WAR.
Barry Burton says
Does this not mean that Horowitz (IG) should now be prosecuted for covering up criminal activity?