Clinesmith deal exposes two-tiered justice system

This slap on the wrist for doctoring evidence is outrageous.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting a sentencing deal of merely one year probation for ex-FBI official Kevin Clinesmith for doctoring an email to make it appear Carter Page was a Russian agent when he was actually cooperating with the U.S. government in an investigation of Russian intelligence officials. This was done to keep the false Trump-Russia probe going in 2017:

“This slap on the wrist for doctoring evidence is outrageous. It sends a clear message to Justice Department employees that they can fundamentally alter documents in an attempt to destroy a presidency with a prolonged investigation based on a false pretenses with almost zero repercussions.

“It is almost impossible for the incoming Biden administration to not receive the message that anything and everything goes when it comes to investigating their political opponents, and then if exposed, no one will be held accountable. If President Biden wants unity and to prove to America that we don’t have a two-tiered justice system, then he must allow Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation to move ahead unfettered regardless of who ends up in jail.”


“Will Joe Biden allow Special Counsel John Durham to finish his job and get to the bottom of Spygate?” By Robert Romano, Jan. 19, 2021 at

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