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The FBI lawyer who is under criminal investigation for allegedly falsifying a document related to the surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser expressed negative opinions of President Trump in messages to colleagues.
Kevin Clinesmith, who once was part of special counsel Robert Mueller's team, has been identified as the attorney who could face a criminal charge as part of U.S. Attorney John Durham's expansive criminal investigation into the origins of the Russia inquiry, according to the New York Times.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: burntheships
A Federal Judge gave the DOJ until November 25th to either Prosecute McCabe, or let him go. tick...tick...tick... BOOM? or BUST?
A House Republican Tuesday unmasked one of the five FBI investigators cited in the recently released inspector general’s report for expressing anti-Trump and pro-Clinton sentiment in work-related instant messages. The previously unnamed FBI official — “FBI Attorney 2” — is Kevin Clinesmith, according to House Oversight Committee member Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who revealed their identities over the objection of the FBI during a hearing on the IG’s findings. Another figure, “Agent 5,” was previously identified as Sally Moyer, but her lawyers disputed that and Meadows later said it wasn’t her. Clinesmith was assigned to the bureau’s Hillary Clinton email investigation, according to the IG’s report, and also later worked as a top lawyer on the Trump-Russia investigation and the special-counsel probe. Clinesmith sent a number of pro-Clinton, anti-Trump political messages over the FBI’s computer system, which the report said “raised concerns about potential bias” that may have impacted the investigation.
An FBI lawyer named Kevin Clinesmith has also been identified as sending anti-Trump messages.
Clinesmith was the FBI’s top attorney on the Russia investigation starting in early 2017. He joined the Mueller team and lasted through this February, when his text messages were recovered during the inspector general’s investigation.
In one Nov. 22, 2016 text exchange, Clinesmith wrote “Viva le [sic] resistance” to a question about whether he planned to support Trump post-election. (RELATED: FBI Lawyer Who Interviewed Trump Aide Sent ‘Resistance’ Text Message) Clinesmith was one of the lawyers who took part in a Feb. 16, 2017 interview with former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the timing of his contacts with a Maltese professor during the campaign.
originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: Gryphon66
It must be difficult for you in these troubled times,
here have a tissue.
Don't worry, everything is going to be alright.
Afterall, what is the worse thing that can
happen to you? Trump will not be impeached,
and he will win in 2020. There there now,
you will live through it.
“And it’s just hard not to feel like the FBI caused some of this. It was razor thin in some states. Plus my god damned name is all over the legal documents investigating his staff. So who knows if that breaks to him, what he is going to do.”