Fmr. FBI lawyer to plead guilty for altering evidence in Russia investigation

FILE – In this April 25, 2006 file photo, U.S. Attorney John Durham speaks to reporters on the steps of U.S. District Court in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

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UPDATED 2:15 PM PT – Friday, August 14, 2020

A former FBI lawyer is reportedly planning to plead guilty to altering evidence in John Durham’s review of the Russia investigation. According to reports, Kevin Clinesmith allegedly altered a government email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

Clinesmith was referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department’s Inspector General’s Office and will be charged in federal court in Washington.

President Trump touched on the guilty plea this week and said he imagines this is just the beginning.

“We have some very interesting news: Kevin Clinesmith, a corrupt FBI attorney who falsified FISA warrants in James Comey’s very corrupt FBI, is expected to plead guilty,” he said. “You probably heard that, it just came out.”

Attorney General William Barr hinted at the potential development on Thursday and added he’s satisfied with the progress.

READ MORE: Former FBI Lawyer To Plead Guilty As Part Of Russia Probe: Defendant’s Lawyer

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