KEVIN CLINESMITH IS GIFTED WITH PROBATION
Ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith sentenced to 1-year probation for altering Russia probe email
Kevin Clinesmith, the former FBI lawyer who altered an email during the Russia investigation that was used to justify the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, was sentenced to one-year probation on Friday.
Clinesmith, who worked for the FBI for four years, pleaded guilty last summer to falsifying the communication during the early stages of the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign.
The document was altered to show that Page was “not a source” for the CIA, even though the original message from the CIA indicated otherwise. The CIA had earlier told investigators in a memo that Page was an “operational contact” for the agency from 2008 to 2013 and provided information about his contacts with Russian intelligence officers.
During sentencing, Clinesmith said he was “ashamed” of his actions, adding that it had “harmed the very institutions that I cherish and admire.”
DAWG SAYS: FALISIFY GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS IN A FEDERAL PROBE INVESTIGATING FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, PROBATION IS MORE THAN A GIFT.