Key SpyGate felon reinstated by DC Bar

Real Clear InvestigationsA former senior FBI lawyer who falsified a surveillance document in the Trump-Russia investigation has been restored as a member in "good standing" by the District of Columbia Bar Association even though he has yet to finish serving out his probation as a convicted felon, according to disciplinary records obtained by RealClearInvestigations.

The move is the latest in a series of exceptions the bar has made for Kevin Clinesmith, who pleaded guilty in August 2020 to doctoring an email used to justify a surveillance warrant targeting former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

This man, a lawyer and FBI employee, pled guilty to falsifying court documents to enable his agency to spy on then-presidential-candidate Trump. He pled guilty to a felony, admitted to committing fraud on the court in support of a violation of civil rights unprecedented in living memory. And the DC Bar reinstates him before he finishes serving his probation.


This entry was published Thu Dec 23 23:57:27 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-12-23 23:57:27.0. [Tweet]

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