FBI Attorney from FISA Warrants Returned to ‘Good Standing’ by DC Bar

Remember this name… Kevin Clinesmith?

If you jog your memory just a bit, you will recall that Clinesmith was the attorney that fudged the FISA warrants in the Trump collusion investigation.

While he has not even finished serving out his probation, the DC Bar has already returned him to “good standing.”


Abusing the FISA warrant application should be reason alone for Clinesmith never to be permitted to practice law again.

Instead, he can already get back to work.

The slap on the wrist negotiated by Durham gave Clinesmith a 12-month probation and 400 hours of community service.

For some reason, his disbarment was not part of the deal.

So, even before his probation is over, Clinesmith has been cleared.

Not only has the DC Bar restored his status, but it also did not even bother to check with the FBI Inspection Division, which was still probing whether Clinesmith had more FISA abuses in other cases.

RCI Investigations further reported that the DC Bar “did not even initiate disciplinary proceedings against [Clinesmith] until February of this year — five months after he pleaded guilty and four days after the outlet first reported he had not been disciplined.

“Normally the bar automatically suspends the license of members who plead guilty to a felony.

“But in Clinesmith’s case, it delayed suspending him on even an interim basis for several months and only acted after RCI revealed the break Clinesmith was given.”

Clinesmith clearly did this on purpose, as he was a vocal opponent of Trump’s.

The only real question here is if he did this independently or was directed to do it by a supervisor.

That is a question we will probably never get an answer to.

Do you think Clinesmith should be able to practice law ever again?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: The Blaze

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