Kevin Clinesmith, a former lawyer in the FBI general counsel’s office, plans to plead guilty to making false statements while working on the bureau’s Russia investigation, The New York Times reported.
Clinesmith will reportedly admit that he altered a CIA email that FBI investigators used to get a judge’s permission to renew a surveillance warrant targeting former Trump campaign foreign policy aide Carter Page.
The anticipated guilty plea will come as part of an internal investigation, conducted by the outside prosecutor John Durham, into the origins of the Russia probe.
Although Clinesmith is expected to plead guilty and had expressed opposition to Trump in text messages, Durham’s investigation has not uncovered evidence of a broader conspiracy within the FBI or Justice Department to undermine Trump’s presidency, as the president and his associates have claimed.
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