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Trump: Charge Against Corrupt FBI Lawyer Just the Beginning

The charge and expected guilty plea of a former FBI lawyer involved in the probe of President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign is “just the beginning,” Trump told reporters on Friday.

“So we have some very interesting news. Kevin Clinesmith, a corrupt FBI attorney who falsified FISA warrants in James Comeys very corrupt FBI, is expected to plead guilty,” the president announced at the beginning of a press briefing at the White House in Washington.

Clinesmith was charged by U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is delving deep into how the probe into Trumps campaign unfolded before the Republican was elected president. According to a court filing, Clinesmith removed content from an email he forwarded to an FBI special agent to dramatically change information regarding a former Trump campaign associate from positive to negative.

“Thats just the beginning, I would imagine, because what happened should never happen again,” Trump added.

“He is pleading guilty. Its a terrible thing. A terrible thing,” he continued. “The fact is they spied on my campaign and they got caught and youll be hearing more.”

John Durham
John Durham speaks at a conference in New Haven, Conn., on Sept. 20, 2018. (Courtesy of the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Connecticut)

Durhams bombshell was previewed late Thursday by Attorney General William Barr, who said in a cable news appearance that there was going to be “a development” in Durhams probe of Crossfire Hurricane.

Barr indicated that Durhams Aug. 14 action would be followed by more announcements.

“There are going to be significant developments on this before the election,” he told Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Barr assigned Durham last year to probe the FBIs investigation of the Trump campaign, with a special focus on whether it was free of improper motive. The probe was designated a formal criminal investigation later in 2019.

Trump is among those anxious to see results from the review, urging Barr to do the right thing.

“I hope theyre not going to be politically correct and say, well, you know, lets just get the lower guys that forged the documents going into FISA,” or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Trump said on Thursday.

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