Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty to making false statement in predicate to Trump-Russia probe

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WASHINGTON (AP and Valley News staff) — A former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, his lawyer said Friday. Kevin Clinesmith is accused of altering a government email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page who was a target of secret FBI surveillance, according to documents filed in Washington's federal court.  His lawyer, Justin Shur, told The Associated Press that Clinesmith intends to plead guilty to the single false statement count and that he regrets his actions. The case against Clinesmith was cheered by President Donald Trump and his supporters as they look to the Durham investigation to expose
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