A former FBI attorney altered information that supported a FISA warrant that was used to spy on candidate and President Trump, and bragged in text messages that he ". . . initiated the destruction of the Republic" after doing so!
Kevin Clinesmith was involved in altering documents used to obtain a FISA warrant to legitimize spying on candidate and President Trump. It is expected this will be coming out in the upcoming Inspector General's report in December. But there's more . . .
We know Clinesmith was mentioned in the IG’s Clinton email report. Attorney 2 from that report was identified by House member Mark Meadows as Kevin Clinesmith.
Meadows revealed his identity over the objection of the FBI during a hearing on the IG’s findings. The FBI wanted to keep Clinesmith’s name anonymous claiming he was a counterintelligence specialist –
Horowitz testified that the FBI was withholding the names of the other rogue agents from Congress and the public because “they work on counterintelligence” and can’t be exposed.
But Meadows argued that other agents for the FBI’s office of legal counsel, and are no longer in “counterintelligence,” as the FBI claimed.
“They don’t work in counterintelligence,” Meadows said in an exchange with Horowitz. “If that’s the reason the FBI is giving, they’re giving you false information, because they work for the general counsel.”
Clinesmith was caught texting anti-Trump emails while working on the Hillary and Trump investigations –
Clinesmith sent a number of pro-Clinton, anti-Trump political messages over the FBI’s computer system, which the report said “raised concerns about potential bias” that may have impacted the investigation.
On page 445 of the DOJ’s IG report on Hillary Clinton’s emails, there is a discussion of what Attorney 2 (Clinesmith) from the FBI texts on October 28, 2016 –
Among the general discussion of political issues by FBI Attorney 2, we identified three instant message exchanges that raised concerns of potential bias. The first of these exchanges was on October 28, 2016, shortly after Comey’s October 28 letter to Congress that effectively announced the reopening of the Midyear investigation. FBI Attorney 2 sent similar messages to four different FBI employees. The timestamps of these messages are included below. The messages stated:
13:44:42, to FBI Employee 1: “I mean, I never really liked the Republic anyway.”
13:44:52, to FBI Employee 2: “I mean, I never really liked the Republic anyway.”
14:01:52, to FBI Employee 3: “As I have initiated the destruction of the republic…. Would you be so kind as to have a coffee with me this afternoon?”
15:28:50, to FBI Employee 4: “I’m clinging to small pockets of happiness in the dark time of the Republic’s destruction”
Notice that the IG’s report notes that this is the same time Comey initiated the second review of Hillary’s emails after finding them on pervert former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop. But what the IG does not say (perhaps because they did not know it at the time) is that this was right after the initial FISA application to spy on Carter Page and then candidate Trump was initiated!
On November 9th, the day after the 2016 election, Clinesmith texted a fellow FBI associate – “… my god damned name is all over the legal documents investigating his [Trump’s] staff.”
October 21, 2016 – Initial FISA Application
January 12, 2017 – First FISA Renewal. 84 days later – counting the end date.
April 7, 2017 – Second FISA Renewal. 85 days later – counting end date.
June 29, 2017 – Third FISA Renewal. 83 days later – counting end date.
It was a week after the first fraudulent FISA warrant was issued in an effort to legitimize spying on candidate Trump and the future 45th President of the United States, that creepy Clinesmith texted – “I never really liked the Republic anyways”!
This wasn’t the end of Clinesmith. He next was invited on the Mueller gang where he harassed young George Papadopoulos. According to Paul Sperry at Real Clear Politics –
A junior member of the Trump foreign policy advisory team in 2016, George Papadopoulos was approached by FBI agents in Chicago, where he lived with his mother after the election while waiting for what he hoped would be an offer to join the new administration. The agents said they just wanted to talk to him about contacts he’d made with people in London during the campaign.
He spoke to them without a lawyer or the benefit of notes, emails or a calendar to refresh his recollection — a decision he would later regret. One of the interviews was run by FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who was later pulled off Mueller’s team after the inspector general exposed his anti-Trump text messages. Clinesmith zeroed in on Papadopoulos’ conversations with a supposedly Kremlin-tied diplomat in London, Joseph Mifsud.
The New York Times reported this weekend that the FISA document that was altered by Clinesmith was a renewal document. This may or may not be true based on the fact that the fake news New York Times reported it.
Whether Clinesmith altered the first FISA warrant or a subsequent renewal, the facts are clear: Clinesmith and his gang of creepy promiscuous fellow FBI gangsters knew from the start that their efforts to push through the Carter Page FISA application to spy on Donald Trump were fraudulent and criminal.
But then again – They never liked the Republic anyway!
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