俄罗斯联邦调查局(FBI)律师对卡特·佩奇(Carter Page)的判处缓刑

联邦调查局前律师凯文·克莱因史密斯(Kevin Clinesmith)不会因在早期俄罗斯调查期间更改支持前特朗普助手卡特·佩奇(Carter Page)的监视令的文件而入狱。, a federal judge ruled on Friday.

Clinesmith was sentenced to serve 12 months probation and 400 hours of community service.
Clinesmith pleaded guilty to falsifying information in an email that wrongly said Page had not been a CIA source previously, as the FBI sought to renew a foreign surveillance warrant for Page in 2017. Clinesmith is the only defendant charged in the Durham investigation, which has looked closely at the FBI’s work on the early Russia investigation, including Page’s ties to Russia and others with ties to the Trump 2016 运动.
Anybody who’s watched what Mr. Clinesmith has suffered is not someone who would readily act in that fashion,” Judge James Boasberg of the US District Court in DC said, somewhat rejecting the Justice Department’s argument that Clinesmith receiving a harsh sentence would help deter others from crime and that he was akin to Mueller investigation defendants who lied and went to prison.
    Boasberg, who is also the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s presiding judge, notably said he believes the warrant still may have been signed for surveillance of Page, 谁在 2017 was a former Trump foreign policy adviser who was under investigation because of his ties to Russians.
    Even if Mr. Clinesmith had been accurate about Dr. Page’s relationship with the other government agency, the warrant may well have been signed and the surveillance authorized,” Boasberg said, though he also noted other mistakes in the Page foreign intelligence surveillance applications.
    Clinesmith obtained no real personal benefit from his actions and had no active intent to harm, the judge also noted.
    My view of the evidence is that Mr. Clinesmith likely believed that what he said about Dr. Page was true,” Boasberg said.
    He was saving himself some work taking an inappropriate shortcut,” but didn’t intend to give wrong information about Page, the judge added.
      Boasberg also noted how the Justice Department inspector general found Clinesmith wasn’t acting with political biasa point the Trump administration tried to make repeatedly to undermine the Mueller investigation that grew out of the FBI’s work on Russia in 2016 和 2017.
      Clinesmith apologized to his federal agency colleagues, the court, the public and his family at the sentencing hearing.

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