Ex-FBI Atty Pleads Guilty To Altering Email In Russia Probe

By Khorri Atkinson (August 19, 2020, 5:08 PM EDT) -- A former FBI attorney pled guilty Wednesday in D.C. federal court to doctoring an email the agency used as a part of its application in 2017 to support the surveillance of Carter Page, then foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg accepted former FBI assistant general counsel Kevin Clinesmith's plea deal during an afternoon teleconference hearing. His sentencing is set for Dec. 10. Clinesmith, who left the agency last year amid a review authorized by U.S. Attorney General William Barr into the FBI's early-stage investigation of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential...

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