First off, let’s get caught up to speed because most of the major media have ignored Friday’s big news story.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, his lawyer said Friday.
Kevin Clinesmith is accused of altering a government email about a former Trump campaign adviser who was a target of secret FBI surveillance, according to documents filed in Washington’s federal court. His lawyer, Justin Shur, told The Associated Press that Clinesmith intends to plead guilty to the single false statement count and that he regrets his actions.
George Papadopoulos has been talking about his odd interactions with Mr. Clinesmith for over a year now. George was a low-level advisor to the Trump campaign. He was caught up in the Mueller probe for allegedly lying to the FBI, but not about anything regarding collusion. For more on the FBI’s questionable interactions with him, go here. (The FBI omitted exculpatory evidence from him in their FISA warrant against another Trump advisor.) Listen to how Mr. Papadopoulos describes his mysterious interactions with Clinesmith here:
Well, it’s time for bed. So here are just a few rumblings surrounding these developments: