It’s been a long time coming and it is just the beginning of unraveling what actually happened in 2016 and 2017 as the FBI, DOJ, and CIA under Obama all played a role in spying on the Trump campaign – and then the Trump Presidency.
In what is now dubbed “SpyGate” and thought to be the largest political scandal of our time, Attorney General William Barr had assigned US Attorney John Durham, in 2019, to investigate just how this whole thing started and if it had any predicate at all.
It seems his investigation may be wrapping up as the first guilty plea has been revealed.
On Friday, top FBI Lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was expected to plead guilty to making a false statement (altering an email that was used to obtain a FISA warrant on Carter Page) after being charged in his role within “SpyGate”.
The plea is said to be part of a plea deal, of which the specifications within it are unknown.
The question people are asking is, who did he turn on? After all, he played a key role in getting the FISA warrants approved.
Clinesmith’s deliberate falsification of a federal spy warrant was first revealed last December following a lengthy investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), headed by Michael Horowitz. Horowitz and his team wrote in a 434-page report that Clinesmith — identified in the report as “OGC Attorney” — altered an email from a separate U.S. federal agency, believed to be the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), to falsely state that Page had never worked with the CIA to investigate suspected Russia agents operating within the U.S. In fact, as Clinesmith was told by the operative, Page had worked with the CIA previously, as well as with the FBI.
Knowing full well that the warrant would likely not get approved had Clinesmith left the little fact that Page had been an operative with the CIA as well as the FBI, Clinesmith decided to scrub that from the email.
In case you're wondering if he had any bias, here are some of his texts that were released.
“I’m just devastated,” Clinesmith texted to Moyer shortly after Trump won the presidential election in November of 2016. “Plus, my god damned name is all over the legal documents investigating his staff,” Clinesmith wrote.
“Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?” Moyer later asked Clinesmith, ostensibly referring to Clinesmith’s plan to remain at the FBI after Trump’s inauguration.
“Hell no,” Clinesmith responded. “Viva le resistance.”
These were the kind of people heading up the Federal Bureau of Investigation?
This didn't make near the waves that the Michael Flynn plea made. Mainstream media is already watering it down and it'll likely disappear from the MSM altogether, soon.
The good news, for those seeking justice, is that there is likely more to come as AG Barr, mentioned on Thursday night.