Former FBI Agent to Plead Guilty to Altering Email Used In Carter Page FISA Application

In what may be the first, or possibly only charge filed in the Durham investigation into FBI wrongdoing in the Mueller Investigation, a former FBI Agent will plead guilty to one count of altering a document during the early stages of the Russia investigation.

In late 2016 or early 2017, the FBI was in the beginning phases of Operation Hurricane, an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election which eventually became, after the firing of James Comey, the Mueller Investigation. The FBI decided to seek a FISA warrant to conduct surveillance on Carter Page, an adviser to the Trump campaign.

In preparing the Application for the surveillance warrant, the FBI agent intentionally altered an email and thus falsified a document material and relevant to the warrant application. He will be pleading guilty today to one felony count. The falsification was reported by the DoJ Inspector General as part of his investigation into the FBI which was concluded last year.

This charge is believed to be part of the Durham investigation into the Mueller Investigation. No one knows, outside of the Justice Department, at this time whether there will be other charges.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/14/politics/fbi-russia-clinesmith/index.html

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