Kevin Clinesmith, FBI Attorney

Kevin Clinesmith, 38, plead guilty to altering an email from the CIA that investigators used to seek a wiretap on Carter Page. He falsified evidence. In and of itself, it means very little except that Clinesmith will need to find an occupation other than the law. He may do a little time. The question is who did he give up in direct testimony before the federal grand jury? And then who can they give up? Because that’s how the daisy chain works. The path is followed that way.

You know that General Jim Clapper rolled early and quickly – on his buddy CIA Director, John Brennan. The last time I saw them together was at an event in Yorba Linda, CA the summer after the last general election. They were out on the west coast on a junket and made an appearance at the Nixon Library to justify the trip (a 10 day vacation) on the Gulfstream.

It doesn’t matter what you tell investigators. All they want to do is lock you into a story. Then they break the story and you lie. And then you lie again, and they have you. And if you have nothing to trade, well that’s not good. The top of the pyramid – which in this case was Barack Hussein Obama is not a great place to be.

Will Durham’s probe get to Obama? It could always stop with Big Jim Comey if he wants to take a spear in the chest for his old boss. Clapper will have folded like a napkin. Brennan will do the same, bravado aside. It depends on how much you love Barack.

Back to Clinesmith

-Kevin Clinesmith was an attorney with the FBI’s National Security and Cyber Law Branch and worked under FBI General Counsel James Baker and Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson.

-Clinesmith first worked on the Clinton email investigation and was later assigned to the Russian probe. He is identified as FBI attorney 2 in the IG’s report into the Clinton email probe. The report says that FBI Attorney 2 “was assigned to the Midyear investigation, the Russia investigation, and the Special Counsel investigation. The report added that FBI Attorney 2 was assigned to the investigation into Russian election interference and “was the primary FBI attorney assigned to that investigation beginning in early 2017.

-According to the IG report, Clinesmith, or FBI attorney 2, sent instant messages to different people, including:

“I mean, I never really liked the Republic anyway.”

“As I have initiated the destruction of the republic… would you be so kind as to have a coffee with me this afternoon?”

“I’m clinging to small pockets of happiness in the dark time of the Republic’s destruction.”

He later sent an instant message to FBI Attorney 1 commenting on the amount of money the subject of an FBI investigation had been paid while working on the Trump campaign. FBI Attorney 1 responded, “Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?” FBI Attorney 2 replied, “Hell, no, Viva le resistance.”

-Hanging is too good for him.


    • To some extent, it’s predictable. Federal charges are typically easy to prove and each count or act is at least 5 years. In this case, Clinesmith conspired with others (we don’t have a complete list) and THEY conspired, in turn, because there is a chain of command.

  1. Who paid for their West Coast junket to the Nixon Library?

    Richard M. Nixon Libary, sort of ironic… I can see why you chose that anecdote.

  2. Barr & Durham starting small then moving up the chain of command, building up to the peak of the matter…like a good symphonic movement, but not yet showing the full score. Timing is everything. By mid-October the Dem’s will be chasing their own tails more than they already are and BHO & HRC – despite their recent “ovations”, will be in hiding.

    Popcorn at the ready, and Trump wins bigly, [real] Americans can then exhale.

  3. I wish I could be optimistic about this, but the pattern is a bunch of flunkies get show trials and maybe some time in Club Fed, while all the big guys get away with everything.

    Nothing breaks the two-tiered justice system. One for the plebes and the other for the elites.

    Which means Clinesmith is right in his assessment that the Republic is dead, but wrong in taking credit for it. He had nothing to do with it, it was before his time.

    If that changes, I might collapse from shock.

  4. Sometimes, perfect is the enemy of good.
    Or it’s like pulling up that little weed, following the roots and next thing you know, you’ve torn up the lawn. It becomes time consuming.
    And Barr, when speaking to Levin, indicated he wants a “solid” case.

  5. Oh, hanging is good enough for him and the others, but not the long drop, oh, no, that would be too easy of a death.

    Instead, the old fashioned pull the rope up until the feet don’t touch.

    Or crucifixion.

    Or, well, my personal favorite, the Catherine’s Wheel. See, you take a wagon wheel (the Amish still make them real nice) and you take a long pole with the tip fixed like an axle. Place wheel on axle. Dig hole. Take the guilty party. Break his/her/its legs and arms in multiple places, carefully, no compound fractures. Weave arms and legs into the spokes of the wheel. Lift assembly up into the air, place carefully into hole, with the shaft at about 85 degrees, not totally straight. Pack dirt into the hole. Pray for a good breeze so the wheel goes back and forth, back and forth, screech-screech, while the guilty slowly suffer. (Survivors of this treatment used to have pretty good gigs, as freaks or jesters.)

    Yeah, Catherine’s Wheels. That’s the ticket.

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