Man responsible for fraudulent application for FISA warrant on Trump campaign no longer with FBI

Epoch Times:
The FBI attorney whose altering of an email led to an egregious error in the surveillance warrant application on Trump 2016 presidential campaign associate Carter Page is no longer with the bureau, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Wray made the revelation in an interview with Fox News aired on June 24.

While he isn’t identified by name in the report by the Department of Justice Inspector General (IG), Kevin Clinesmith was the FBI attorney who altered an email about Page’s association with the CIA by injecting “not a source” into the text, making it appear as though Page wasn’t affiliated with the spy agency.

Clinesmith’s alteration resulted in one of the “17 significant errors and omissions” identified by the IG in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications on Page.

“And that individual no longer works with the FBI, and I don’t want to get out in front of the Durham investigation,” Wray said, referring to the criminal inquiry being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is looking into potential criminality tied to Crossfire Hurricane, the codename for the FBI’s probe of the Trump campaign.

After learning of Clinesmith’s email forgery, a judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ordered the FBI to identify all of the surveillance applications Clinesmith was involved in. The court also barred Clinesmith from participating in the preparation of future FISA applications.

While Clinesmith wasn’t named in the IG report on the Page FISA applications, Sen. Lindsey Graham identified him in December last year as the lawyer behind the altered email. Earlier this month, the Senate Judiciary Committee authorized Graham, the panel’s chairman, to issue a subpoena for Clinesmith’s testimony.

In addition to working as the attorney on the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, Clinesmith worked on the probe into Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server to conduct government business during her tenure as secretary of state.

Clinesmith’s work on the Clinton probe earned him an entire section in a separate IG report on the Clinton investigation, which found that he sent numerous politically charged messages ridiculing then-candidate Trump. After Trump was elected in November 2016, Clinesmith wrote to another attorney, “I’m just devastated.”
Clinesmith was not the only one in the FBI whose actions look corrupt in the dealings with Hillary Clinton and the bogus attacks on the Trump campaign.  The FBI's actions in clearing Clinton and then attack the Trump campaign should result in indictments.  I think the Durham investigation has got the Democrats panicked and that is why they are now making bogus allegations against Attorney General Barr who uncovered much of this corruption.


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