We have been waiting a long time but finally, we have someone who will go to prison after he is expected to plead guilty to falsifying a federal spy warrant against Carter Page.
Kevin Clinesmith intentionally altered an email from the CIA saying that Page had worked with them. Clinesmith altered it to say he never worked with them.
Clinesmith has been the first one charged by John Durham but he may not be the last. Clinesmith was a top tier lawyer in the FBI who worked with James Comey.
He may not serve a long sentence if he decides to turn on the FBI and spills his huts out to Durham. This is positive proof that the investigation into Trump was contrived by the Deep State and not by actions from Trump or any campaign worker.
Clinesmith sent this email to his FBI lover, Sally Moyer:
“I’m just devastated. Plus, my god damned name is all over the legal documents investigating his staff.”
“Hell no. Viva le resistance.”
Clinesmith’s crime was first discovered during an investigation conducted by the IG of the DOJ, Michael Horowitz. The IG report said:
“[O]mitted Page’s prior relationship with another U.S. government agency, despite being reminded by the other agency in June 2017, prior to the filing of the final [FISA warrant] renewal application, about Page’s past status with that other agency.”
“Instead of including this information in the final renewal application. (Clinesmith) “altered an email from the other agency so that the email stated that Page was ‘not a source’ for the other agency, which the FBI affiant relied upon in signing the final renewal application.”
(NOTE: An affiant is someone who writes up an application for a warrant and signs it.)
Clinesmith altered the email because if he had passed the real one on, the FBI probably couldn’t get the FISA warrant against Carter Page. Already Sally Yates and Rod Rosenstein have said if they had known then what they know today they would never have signed the FISA applications.
Clinesmith is the first domino to fall and we are hoping for many more.