Former FBI lawyer set to plead guilty to altering email during Russia investigation

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Former FBI lawyer set to plead guilty to altering email during Russia investigation
Former FBI lawyer set to plead guilty to altering email during Russia investigation

An Former FBI lawyer who worked on the surveillance warrant of former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page plans to plead guilty Friday to making a false statement in an email as part of an investigation into the Russia investigation.Kevin Clinesmith plans to admit to one charge of altering an email to another official in 2017 that said Page wasn’t a previous government source, when he had been one.Clinesmith had also been critical of President Donald Trump when he worked for the FBI.

Friday’s charge represents the first public production from the highly-anticipated Durham investigation and will likely provide political fodder for Trump amid a storm of negative headlines regarding his management of the coronavirus pandemic.”Kevin deeply regrets having altered the email,” Clinesmith’s lawyer, Justin Shur, said in a statement Friday. “It was never his intent to mislead the court or his colleagues as he believed the information he relayed was accurate. But Kevin understands what he did was wrong and accepts responsibility.”

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