Feds Want To 'Send A Message' With Ex-FBI Atty Prison Time

Law360 (December 4, 2020, 4:53 PM EST) -- Prosecutors are asking a D.C. federal judge for up to six months in prison for a former FBI lawyer who pled guilty to doctoring an email the agency used to obtain court authorization to surveil former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.

Attorneys with newly minted special counsel John Durham, the U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, told U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in a 20-page sentencing memo Thursday that giving Kevin Clinesmith, 38, this prison term "is appropriate and warranted," as it reflects the seriousness of his crime.

"The court's sentence should send a message that people like...

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