FISA Court Shamefully Protects the Swamp

This letter to the editor by NLPC Counsel Paul Kamenar appears in the Wall Street Journal today: Your editorial “A Pass for Kevin Clinesmith” (Jan. 30)—condemning the slap on the wrist of former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, who was sentenced only to probation by Obama-appointed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Judge James Boasberg for altering a […]

One America News Network: NLPC’s Kamenar Criticizes Clinesmith Probation

Paul Kamenar, Counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center, is interviewed by John Hines on One America News Network on the sentencing of Kevin Clinesmith. A former FBI lawyer, Clinesmith forged an email that was presented to a FISA court, resulting in the investigation of Carter Page. Clinesmith received probation instead of prison, which […]

‘Miscarriage of Justice’ as Clinesmith Gets Slap on the Wrist

Federal Judge James E. Boasberg, who also presides over the secret Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court (FISC), sentenced former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith to probation instead of prison as he had requested at his sentencing hearing this morning. NLPC filed a sentencing memorandum with the court earlier in the week calling upon the judge to incarcerate […]

D.C. Bar Has Not Acted on NLPC’s Request to Disbar Clinesmith

From Real Clear Investigations by Paul Sperry: As the U.S. government seeks prison time for a former FBI lawyer who admitted falsifying evidence to spy on a former Trump aide, the District of Columbia Bar association hasn’t begun an investigation to strip him of his law license, records show. Carter Page: Ex-FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith is still listed […]

Disbarment Sought of FBI’s Kevin Clinesmith Who Altered Email to Trigger Campaign Spying

National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), an ethics watchdog group, filed a disbarment action today with the D.C. Bar against fired FBI attorney, Kevin E. Clinesmith, who pled guilty to a felony last month for doctoring a CIA email used to support a surveillance warrant against Carter Page, a former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor. […]

Special Counsel Needed Because Huber’s ‘Mystery’ Probe Is Going Nowhere

Fred Lucas in The Daily Signal today reports on the investigation supposedly being conducted by John Huber, the United States Attorney for Utah. Instead of appointing another Special Counsel, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions a year ago appointed Huber to investigate the FISA warrant issued on Trump campaign aide Carter Page, as well as the Uranium […]

Fusion GPS Hiring of Nellie Ohr Was Part of Scheme to Influence the Election

Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller today looks at the employment of Nellie Ohr, wife of Department of Justice (DoJ) official Bruce Ohr, by the political hit-squad firm Fusion GPS under a contract with the Clinton campaign. From the article: “The financial arrangement between Mrs. Ohr and Fusion GPS gives the appearance of government-for-hire,” said […]