(RightWing.org) – Serious questions continue to surround the Obama/Biden administration’s efforts to spy on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. So far, one conviction resulted from special counsel John Durham’s investigation into the matter.
On February 1, the Washington DC Bar published its decision to suspend former FBI attorney Kevin E. Clinesmith in the wake of his conviction for a “serious crime.” However, the suspension was applied on an “interim basis,” meaning he could get his license to practice law returned at some point in the future.
#Durham FBI lawyer who falsified a government record (evidence) — to wrongly state that former Trump campaign aide @carterwpage had never been a source for the CIA to renew the final FISA surveillance warrant Spring 2017 — was given NO jail time. Kevin Clinesmith sentenced
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) January 29, 2021
On January 29, he was sentenced to a year of probation and 400 hours of community service after pleading guilty to falsifying an email to obtain a FISA court warrant to spy on Carter Page, Donald Trump’s former campaign advisor. Prosecutors had asked for prison time.
His crime contributed to creating a multi-million dollar witch hunt, led by Robert Mueller and his team of angry Democrats.
Although it’s good to see Clinesmith paying a penalty for his crime, the temporary suspension of his law license and no jail time sends the wrong message to others working to defame Donald Trump and destroy his legacy.
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