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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1125 on: December 26, 2019, 06:17:51 PM »
I'll pretty much let this one fly because it is yet another example of the nonsense many of us spend our time chomping on, regardless that no one (in there right mind), swallows it.

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1126 on: December 26, 2019, 07:23:50 PM »
I'll pretty much let this one fly because it is yet another example of the nonsense many of us spend our time chomping on, regardless that no one (in there right mind), swallows it.


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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1127 on: December 26, 2019, 09:15:45 PM »
Cannot remember if I posted this back in October, but with the FISA abuse being uncovered, it is evidence that Obama knew about the spying on the Trump campaign. 

Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson Reveals He Was Hired to Investigate Trump in “Fall of 2015” – Claims Memos From Steele Dossier Made Their Way ‘Directly to Obama’
Cristina Laila by Cristina Laila October 14, 2019

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson revealed in a new book titled, “Crime in Progress” which is set to be released next month that he was first hired to investigate Donald Trump “in the fall of 2015.”

Simpson also claims that memos from the Christopher Steele dossier paid for by Hillary Clinton and her camp made its way directly “to President Obama.”

Hillary Clinton and the DNC during the 2016 presidential election hid their payments to oppos research firm Fusion GPS and Steele through their law firm Perkins Coie.

Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS who then paid former British spy Christopher Steele to compile a Russia dossier to smear Donald Trump.

To this day, the dossier still has not been verified yet the FBI used it to obtain four FISA warrants on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.

Of course Obama read the memos that made up the phony Russia dossier.

The coup plotters, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Susan Rice, James Comey, John Brennan and James Clapper all met in the Oval Office in January of 2017 and discussed the dossier.

Then-FBI Director James Comey briefed Trump on the salacious claims in the dossier in January of 2017 shortly before Inauguration Day.

It is now known that Comey was already spying on Donald Trump and used his January 2017 meeting at Trump Tower to surveil Trump.

Glenn Simpson worked with the Democrats to frame Trump as a Russian agent and mysteriously met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya before and after her meeting with Don Jr. at Trump Tower in June of 2016.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/fusion-gpss-glenn-simpson-reveals-he-was-hired-to-investigate-trump-in-fall-of-2015-claims-memos-from-steele-dossier-made-their-way-directly-to-obama/

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1128 on: February 11, 2020, 12:22:41 AM »
The point man on Mueller's team showing just how impartial he was. 

Mueller Investigator Andrew Weissman Rants Against Trump on MSNBC
JOEL B. POLLAK  6 Feb 2020
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/06/mueller-investigator-andrew-weissman-rants-against-trump-on-msnbc/

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1129 on: February 11, 2020, 02:10:24 PM »
Both prosecutors on the Roger Stone case resigned from DOJ today for trying to give him 9 years for nothing - AKA talking about WikiLeaks not with WikiLeaks. Another attempt by dirty partisan hacks to frame on "process crimes".

Case to be looked at again by DOJ.

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1130 on: February 11, 2020, 05:20:08 PM »
Both prosecutors on the Roger Stone case resigned from DOJ today for trying to give him 9 years for nothing - AKA talking about WikiLeaks not with WikiLeaks. Another attempt by dirty partisan hacks to frame on "process crimes".

Case to be looked at again by DOJ.

By both did you mean two pairs? Four prosecutors resigned today from the Roger Stone case.

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1131 on: February 11, 2020, 09:25:46 PM »
By both did you mean two pairs? Four prosecutors resigned today from the Roger Stone case.


Yes, two more later on....glad to see no objection to the rest of my post.  :)

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1132 on: February 13, 2020, 02:37:07 PM »

Yes, two more later on....glad to see no objection to the rest of my post.  :)

The only posts I object to are those with irrelevant and nasty personal comments. And, I really don't object to them so much as I find them terribly immature and sad.
I do however, express my opinion if it is different from that which was stated. I believe this is what some term a discussion. I don't think people always need to agree to be amicable or at least civil to one another.

The welcome to the Thunder-dome excuse is nonsense.

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1133 on: April 01, 2020, 08:29:13 PM »
Inevitable Shoe Drops: DOJ Dismisses Mueller’s Charges against Russian Businesses
By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
March 19, 2020
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/department-of-justice-dismisses-robert-mueller-charges-against-russian-businesses/

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1134 on: April 02, 2020, 10:17:21 AM »
Inevitable Shoe Drops: DOJ Dismisses Mueller’s Charges against Russian Businesses
By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
March 19, 2020
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/department-of-justice-dismisses-robert-mueller-charges-against-russian-businesses/
Nice update! Unfortunately, not enough pub in today's world to see this stuff come out.

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1135 on: May 11, 2020, 10:39:08 AM »
Schiff releases transcripts undercutting Dem claims of Russia collusion proof
FBI officials admit they knew Papadopoulos had little contact with Russians but opened probe anyways. DNC-connected lawyer reveals CIA contact.
May 7, 2020
https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/transcripts-fbi-intel-officials-had-little-proof

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1136 on: November 28, 2020, 11:32:09 AM »
Carter Page files $75M lawsuit against DOJ, FBI, Comey claiming 'unlawful surveillance' during Russia probe

Carter Page, a former Trump aide whom the FBI surveilled during the Russia probe, has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the bureau, Justice Department and former FBI Director James Comey.

The lawsuit filed Friday accuses the FBI, DOJ and Comey of violating Page's constitutional "and other legal rights in connection with unlawful surveillance and investigation of him by the United States Government."

"This case is about holding accountable the entities and individuals who are responsible for the most egregious violation and abuse of the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] FISA statute since it was enacted over forty years ago," the complaint states.

The FBI had relied on information from former English spy Christopher Steele's since-debunked dossier in an effort to obtain FISA warrants against Page, whom Steele alleged had ties to a Russian influence campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

The lawsuit cites four requests the FBI filed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in an effort to obtain more information on Page as part of its "Crossfire Hurricane" investigation. A 2019 Justice Department inspector general report found that the FBI made a number of significant errors in its applications.

The lawsuit opens with November testimony from former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who said during a November hearing before the Senate Judiciary Commitee that "any material misrepresentation or error in a FISA application is unacceptable," and admitted that the FBI is "responsible for the work that went into that FISA."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/carter-page-lawsuit-doj-fbi-comey

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1137 on: November 28, 2020, 03:11:45 PM »
I know his lawyer.


Carter Page files $75M lawsuit against DOJ, FBI, Comey claiming 'unlawful surveillance' during Russia probe

Carter Page, a former Trump aide whom the FBI surveilled during the Russia probe, has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the bureau, Justice Department and former FBI Director James Comey.

The lawsuit filed Friday accuses the FBI, DOJ and Comey of violating Page's constitutional "and other legal rights in connection with unlawful surveillance and investigation of him by the United States Government."

"This case is about holding accountable the entities and individuals who are responsible for the most egregious violation and abuse of the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] FISA statute since it was enacted over forty years ago," the complaint states.

The FBI had relied on information from former English spy Christopher Steele's since-debunked dossier in an effort to obtain FISA warrants against Page, whom Steele alleged had ties to a Russian influence campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

The lawsuit cites four requests the FBI filed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in an effort to obtain more information on Page as part of its "Crossfire Hurricane" investigation. A 2019 Justice Department inspector general report found that the FBI made a number of significant errors in its applications.

The lawsuit opens with November testimony from former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who said during a November hearing before the Senate Judiciary Commitee that "any material misrepresentation or error in a FISA application is unacceptable," and admitted that the FBI is "responsible for the work that went into that FISA."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/carter-page-lawsuit-doj-fbi-comey

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1138 on: November 28, 2020, 03:24:39 PM »
Hope he gets paid.  They really put it on Carter.

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1139 on: January 29, 2021, 01:54:02 PM »
As expected another government racket is quietly forgotten and one of the conspirators gets zero prison time and zero fines. Meanwhile, ordinary people get prison time for trivial or lesser offenses.

Ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith given probation after guilty plea in John Durham probe

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was sentenced to 12 months probation and 400 hours of community service Friday after pleading guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.

Clinesmith in August pleaded guilty to "one count of making a false statement within both the jurisdiction of the executive branch and judicial branch of the U.S. government, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000."

U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia James Boasberg on Friday during Clinesmith's sentencing hearing said Clinesmith had suffered by losing his job and standing in the eye of a media hurricane.

Boasberg gave him 12 months probation, 400 hours of community service, and no fine.

Government prosecutors had been asking for Clinesmith to spend several months in jail, but Clinesmith's defense had been advocating for probation only.

Clinesmith was initially referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation. The inspector general had accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was "not a source" for another government agency.

Page has said he was a source for the CIA. The Justice Department relied on Clinesmith’s assertion as it submitted a third and final renewal application in 2017 to eavesdrop on Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-lawyer-kevin-clinesmith-sentenced-john-durham-probe

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1140 on: January 29, 2021, 06:36:58 PM »
As expected another government racket is quietly forgotten and one of the conspirators gets zero prison time and zero fines. Meanwhile, ordinary people get prison time for trivial or lesser offenses.

Ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith given probation after guilty plea in John Durham probe

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was sentenced to 12 months probation and 400 hours of community service Friday after pleading guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.

Clinesmith in August pleaded guilty to "one count of making a false statement within both the jurisdiction of the executive branch and judicial branch of the U.S. government, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000."

U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia James Boasberg on Friday during Clinesmith's sentencing hearing said Clinesmith had suffered by losing his job and standing in the eye of a media hurricane.

Boasberg gave him 12 months probation, 400 hours of community service, and no fine.

Government prosecutors had been asking for Clinesmith to spend several months in jail, but Clinesmith's defense had been advocating for probation only.

Clinesmith was initially referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation. The inspector general had accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was "not a source" for another government agency.

Page has said he was a source for the CIA. The Justice Department relied on Clinesmith’s assertion as it submitted a third and final renewal application in 2017 to eavesdrop on Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-lawyer-kevin-clinesmith-sentenced-john-durham-probe

Yep.  Shameful.

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1141 on: March 31, 2021, 08:43:49 PM »
Meet The Russiagate Prober Who Couldn't Verify Anything In Steele Dossier, Yet Said Nothing For Years

For the past four years, Democrats and the Washington media have suspended disbelief about the Steele dossier’s credibility by arguing that some Russia allegations against Donald Trump and his advisers have been corroborated and therefore the most explosive charges may also be true. But recently declassified secret testimony by the FBI official in charge of corroborating the dossier blows up that narrative.

The top analyst assigned to the FBI’s Russia “collusion” case, codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, admitted under oath that neither he nor his team of half a dozen intelligence analysts could confirm any of the allegations in the dossier — including ones the FBI nonetheless included in several warrant applications as evidence to establish legal grounds to electronically monitor a former Trump adviser for almost a year.

FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten made the admission under questioning by staff investigators for the Senate Judiciary Committee during closed-door testimony in October. The committee only this year declassified the transcript, albeit with a number of redactions including the name of Auten, who was identified by congressional sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“So with respect to the Steele reporting,” Auten told the committee, “the actual allegations and the actions described in those reports could not be corroborated.”

After years of digging, Auten conceded that the only material in the dossier that he could verify was information that was already publicly available, such as names, entities, and positions held by persons mentioned in the document.

His testimony, kept secret for several months, is eye-opening because it’s the first time anybody from the FBI has acknowledged headquarters failed to verify any of the dossier evidence supporting the wiretaps as true and correct.

As one of the FBI's leading experts on Russia, Auten was highly familiar with the subject matter of the dossier and the Russian players it cited. He also had a team of intelligence analysts at his disposal to pore over the material and chase down leads. They even traveled overseas to interview the dossier’s author, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, and other sources.

Still, they could not corroborate any of the allegations of Trump-Russia “collusion" in the dossier, and actually debunked many of them — including the rumor, oft-repeated by the media, that Trump attorney Michael Cohen flew to Prague in the summer of 2016 to secretly huddle with Kremlin agents over an alleged Trump-Russia plot to hack the election. They determined that Cohen had never even been to the Czech Republic.

Yet Auten and his Crossfire teammates -- who referred to the dossier as “Crown material,” as if it were valuable intelligence from America’s closest ally, Britain -- never informed a secret surveillance court that the dossier was a bust. Instead, they used it as the basis for all four warrant applications to spy on Carter Page, a tangential 2016 Trump campaign adviser. Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who personally signed and approved the final application, has testified that without the dossier, the warrants could not have been obtained.


Financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016 as opposition research against Trump, the dossier was used by the FBI to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrants to eavesdrop on Page from October 2016 to September 2017. A U.S. citizen, Page was accused of being a Russian agent, even though he previously assisted both the CIA and FBI in their efforts to hold Moscow in check. He was never charged with a crime and at least half the warrants have since been invalidated by the court. Page is now suing the FBI, as well as Auten, among other individual defendants, and is seeking a total of $75 million in damages.

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2021/03/30/meet_the_russiagate_prober_who_couldnt_verify_anything_in_the_steele_dossier_yet_said_nothing_for_years_769667.html

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Supervisory_Intelligence_Analyst_Redacted_Transcript_SJC_FINAL.pdf

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1142 on: April 01, 2021, 01:11:03 AM »
Liberal dopes still buy into that scam.


Meet The Russiagate Prober Who Couldn't Verify Anything In Steele Dossier, Yet Said Nothing For Years

For the past four years, Democrats and the Washington media have suspended disbelief about the Steele dossier’s credibility by arguing that some Russia allegations against Donald Trump and his advisers have been corroborated and therefore the most explosive charges may also be true. But recently declassified secret testimony by the FBI official in charge of corroborating the dossier blows up that narrative.

The top analyst assigned to the FBI’s Russia “collusion” case, codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, admitted under oath that neither he nor his team of half a dozen intelligence analysts could confirm any of the allegations in the dossier — including ones the FBI nonetheless included in several warrant applications as evidence to establish legal grounds to electronically monitor a former Trump adviser for almost a year.

FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten made the admission under questioning by staff investigators for the Senate Judiciary Committee during closed-door testimony in October. The committee only this year declassified the transcript, albeit with a number of redactions including the name of Auten, who was identified by congressional sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“So with respect to the Steele reporting,” Auten told the committee, “the actual allegations and the actions described in those reports could not be corroborated.”

After years of digging, Auten conceded that the only material in the dossier that he could verify was information that was already publicly available, such as names, entities, and positions held by persons mentioned in the document.

His testimony, kept secret for several months, is eye-opening because it’s the first time anybody from the FBI has acknowledged headquarters failed to verify any of the dossier evidence supporting the wiretaps as true and correct.

As one of the FBI's leading experts on Russia, Auten was highly familiar with the subject matter of the dossier and the Russian players it cited. He also had a team of intelligence analysts at his disposal to pore over the material and chase down leads. They even traveled overseas to interview the dossier’s author, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, and other sources.

Still, they could not corroborate any of the allegations of Trump-Russia “collusion" in the dossier, and actually debunked many of them — including the rumor, oft-repeated by the media, that Trump attorney Michael Cohen flew to Prague in the summer of 2016 to secretly huddle with Kremlin agents over an alleged Trump-Russia plot to hack the election. They determined that Cohen had never even been to the Czech Republic.

Yet Auten and his Crossfire teammates -- who referred to the dossier as “Crown material,” as if it were valuable intelligence from America’s closest ally, Britain -- never informed a secret surveillance court that the dossier was a bust. Instead, they used it as the basis for all four warrant applications to spy on Carter Page, a tangential 2016 Trump campaign adviser. Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who personally signed and approved the final application, has testified that without the dossier, the warrants could not have been obtained.


Financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016 as opposition research against Trump, the dossier was used by the FBI to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrants to eavesdrop on Page from October 2016 to September 2017. A U.S. citizen, Page was accused of being a Russian agent, even though he previously assisted both the CIA and FBI in their efforts to hold Moscow in check. He was never charged with a crime and at least half the warrants have since been invalidated by the court. Page is now suing the FBI, as well as Auten, among other individual defendants, and is seeking a total of $75 million in damages.

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2021/03/30/meet_the_russiagate_prober_who_couldnt_verify_anything_in_the_steele_dossier_yet_said_nothing_for_years_769667.html

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Supervisory_Intelligence_Analyst_Redacted_Transcript_SJC_FINAL.pdf

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1143 on: July 08, 2021, 12:21:07 AM »
As expected another government racket is quietly forgotten and one of the conspirators gets zero prison time and zero fines. Meanwhile, ordinary people get prison time for trivial or lesser offenses.

Ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith given probation after guilty plea in John Durham probe

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was sentenced to 12 months probation and 400 hours of community service Friday after pleading guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.

Clinesmith in August pleaded guilty to "one count of making a false statement within both the jurisdiction of the executive branch and judicial branch of the U.S. government, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000."

U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia James Boasberg on Friday during Clinesmith's sentencing hearing said Clinesmith had suffered by losing his job and standing in the eye of a media hurricane.

Boasberg gave him 12 months probation, 400 hours of community service, and no fine.

Government prosecutors had been asking for Clinesmith to spend several months in jail, but Clinesmith's defense had been advocating for probation only.

Clinesmith was initially referred for potential prosecution by the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office, which conducted its own review of the Russia investigation. The inspector general had accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was "not a source" for another government agency.

Page has said he was a source for the CIA. The Justice Department relied on Clinesmith’s assertion as it submitted a third and final renewal application in 2017 to eavesdrop on Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-lawyer-kevin-clinesmith-sentenced-john-durham-probe

An absolute slap on the wrist.

Ex-FBI lawyer agrees to one-year bar sanction after conviction
Mike Scarcella

(Reuters) - Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith has agreed to a one-year suspension of his attorney license in Washington, D.C., following his conviction in August 2020 on a felony false-statement charge arising from the internal review of the special counsel's Russia investigation, new bar records show.

Clinesmith and his lawyers at Lathrop GPM signed a negotiated discipline with the District of Columbia office of disciplinary counsel on June 11 that set out the proposed suspension.

A hearing committee of the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility is expected to take up the proposal at a public hearing on July 19.

D.C. bar disciplinary counsel Hamilton Fox III declined to comment Monday on the ethics case against Clinesmith, an assistant general counsel at the FBI focusing on national security and cyber law from 2015 to 2019.

Clinesmith's lawyers at Lathrop GPM, D.C.-based partners Eric Yaffe and Frank Sciremammano, did not respond to messages seeking comment.

The hearing committee can approve or reject a negotiated bar sanction.

If the panel approves the penalty, Clinesmith would lose the ability to practice law until August 2021, one year after he reported his guilty plea to the D.C. disciplinary counsel's office. Clinesmith's bar license is suspended on an interim basis in Michigan, where he has an attorney license.

The director of the Michigan attorney discipline board did respond to a request for comment Monday.

Clinesmith admitted in Washington, D.C. federal court in August 2020 that he altered an email that was included in information presented in 2017 to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court concerning whether or not then-Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had been a "source" for the CIA. Clinesmith said he believed he was conveying accurate information to the court and had no intent to deceive it.

The disciplinary counsel's office said it "does not believe that there is sufficient evidence to prove moral turpitude on the facts." The office pointed to other attorney ethics cases where a lawyer received a one-year bar suspension for the submission of a falsified document to a U.S. agency.

The office also cited Clinesmith's otherwise decade of "distinguished public service" and said he was not driven "by any personal financial, economic or commercial motive." His conduct, the office said, "involves only a single incident, not a pattern of misconduct." Clinesmith met with the disciplinary office and cooperated with the ethics investigation.

As a would-be aggravating factor, bar enforcers said Clinesmith's "misconduct has been used to discredit what appeared otherwise to have been a legitimate and highly important investigation" of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Clinesmith was sentenced in January to one year of probation and 400 hours of community service.

https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/ex-fbi-lawyer-agrees-one-year-bar-sanction-after-conviction-2021-06-28/

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1144 on: July 15, 2021, 12:32:44 PM »
59 of 96 phones assigned to Mueller probe missing; GOP senators demand answers from DOJ

Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa sent a letter to the Justice Department Wednesday asking for more information regarding missing phones used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team during the Russian collusion investigation.

The senators sent the letter after finding out the Justice Department "could not locate 59 of the 96 phones used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team," according to Grassley's website.

The two senators wrote to the DOJ's Office of the Inspector General in September 2020 regarding allegations that cell phones assigned to "multiple people on then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team were 'wiped' for various reasons during [the Russia investigation]."

In a response on May 11, 2021, the OIG reported that 59 of the 96 phones assigned the Special Counsel's Office were unaccounted for.

That report showed that in June 2019, the DOJ took possession of 79 of 96 phones that belonged to members of Muller's team to be reviewed for official records. The records included notes and text messages, which were then sent to DOJ or FBI email systems for preservation. However, not all the phones were subject to record preservation.

The two lawmakers are now following up with requests for further information including:

- the names of SCO employees whose cell phones were not reviewed for official records
- what, if any, actions are being taken by the DOJ to recover the 59 phones the department has been unable to locate
- whether the DOJ reviewed the phones to ascertain "whether they were used to leak sensitive or classified information.

https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/gop-sens-johnson-and-grassley-request-information-about-muller-teams

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1145 on: July 15, 2021, 01:49:24 PM »
I'll pretty much let this one fly because it is yet another example of the nonsense many of us spend our time chomping on, regardless that no one (in there right mind), swallows it.

Who is winning "Russian" (?) Cyber boys or Biden's Merica  ;D







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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
« Reply #1146 on: July 15, 2021, 10:15:53 PM »
59 of 96 phones assigned to Mueller probe missing; GOP senators demand answers from DOJ

Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chuck Grassley of Iowa sent a letter to the Justice Department Wednesday asking for more information regarding missing phones used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team during the Russian collusion investigation.

The senators sent the letter after finding out the Justice Department "could not locate 59 of the 96 phones used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team," according to Grassley's website.

The two senators wrote to the DOJ's Office of the Inspector General in September 2020 regarding allegations that cell phones assigned to "multiple people on then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team were 'wiped' for various reasons during [the Russia investigation]."

In a response on May 11, 2021, the OIG reported that 59 of the 96 phones assigned the Special Counsel's Office were unaccounted for.

That report showed that in June 2019, the DOJ took possession of 79 of 96 phones that belonged to members of Muller's team to be reviewed for official records. The records included notes and text messages, which were then sent to DOJ or FBI email systems for preservation. However, not all the phones were subject to record preservation.

The two lawmakers are now following up with requests for further information including:

- the names of SCO employees whose cell phones were not reviewed for official records
- what, if any, actions are being taken by the DOJ to recover the 59 phones the department has been unable to locate
- whether the DOJ reviewed the phones to ascertain "whether they were used to leak sensitive or classified information.

https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/gop-sens-johnson-and-grassley-request-information-about-muller-teams

The phones weren't wiped for "various reasons."  They got together and "forgot" their passwords and to reset the phones, which wiped them.  The obvious reason for that is there was likely a ton of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page-type texts showing how biased they were in this partisan witch hunt. 

Incredible but not surprising how those folks get away with this stuff. 

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Re: The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
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Nunes sees 'challenge' in Garland attempting to 'bury' Durham report
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Report: Durham exploring charges against low-level FBI officials and tipsters
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Durham Probe Seeks Indictment of DNC Lawyer for Lying to FBI
Wednesday, 15 September 2021

A special counsel looking into the investigation of contacts between former President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia has told the Justice Department he will ask a grand jury to indict a cybersecurity lawyer on a charge of making a false statement to the FBI, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

John Durham was appointed by former U.S. Attorney General William Barr as special counsel in 2019 to investigate the U.S. officials who probed the Trump-Russia contacts. Trump, a Republican, portrayed the 2016 FBI investigation as part of a witch hunt against him.

The lawyer, Michael Sussmann, is a former federal prosecutor who represented the Democratic National Committee on issues related to Russia's 2016 hacking of its servers, the Times reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Sussmann's lawyers, Sean Berkowitz and Michael Bosworth, said in a statement their client has committed no crime.

"We are confident that if Mr. Sussmann is charged, he will prevail at trial and vindicate his good name," they said.

Wyn Hornbuckle, a spokesperson for Durham, declined to comment to Reuters on the report.

The accusation against Sussmann focuses on a meeting he had in September 2016 with a top FBI lawyer in which he relayed analysis from cybersecurity researchers who thought odd Internet data might be evidence of a covert channel between computer servers associated with the Trump Organization and a Kremlin-linked Russian bank, the Times reported.

The FBI eventually decided those concerns had no merit, according to the Times.

The case against Sussmann centers on who his client was when he met with the FBI lawyer, the Times reported. The FBI lawyer recalls Sussmann saying he was not meeting on behalf of any client, while Sussmann told Congress in a 2017 deposition that he sought the meeting on a behalf of a cybersecurity expert, according to the newspaper.

Durham, the Times reported, has obtained billing records from Sussmann's law firm showing that when he logged certain hours as working on the Russian bank matter he billed them to Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

https://www.newsmax.com/us/lying-to-fbi-john-durham-investigation-justice-department/2021/09/15/id/1036630/