John Durham and ex-FBI lawyer duel over prison sentence for FISA email deception

Newly appointed special counsel John Durham and fired FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith filed dueling court filings on Thursday, with the former Crossfire Hurricane attorney trying to dodge any jail time and the federal prosecutor asking the court to sentence him to up to six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to FISA email deception.

Clinesmith, who worked on the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and on the FBI’s Trump-Russia inquiry as well as special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, admitted in August that he falsified a document during the bureau’s efforts to renew Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act authority to wiretap Carter Page, who had been a
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