Kevin E. Clinesmith is a lawyer and FBI agent who worked on the Hillary Clinton email scandal investigation, the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, and the Mueller team. Clinesmith is reportedly one of four investigators fired from the Mueller probe for extreme bias. Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are known to be two others of the four. The fourth conspirator remains unidentified.
Clinesmith questioned George Papadopoulos on February 16, 2017; Clinesmith asked no questions about Prof. Joseph Mifsud, whom Papadopolous told the FBI in his previous interview claimed the Russians had Hillary Clinton's emails.
Clinesmith was one of the key FBI small group members on the original Clinton investigation known as the “mid-year exam”, or in text messages the “MYE”. Within the MYE Clinesmith was one of the key legal staff working with Peter Strzok. Clinesmith was lawyer #2 for Strzok who eventually transferred to the subsequent Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
Clinesmith was also previously reported to be having an intimate relationship with another member of the FBI team, Sally Moyer. Sally Moyer was FBI unit chief in the Office of General Counsel (counterintelligence legal unit within the FBI Office of General Counsel). Moyer was responsible for the legal compliance within the FBI counterintelligence operations that generated FISA applications.
Tashina Guahar was also a key legal figure on the Main Justice side of the MYE team. When the MYE investigation finished, the Carter Page FISA construction is where Kevin Clinesmith and Sally Moyer come together in their next assignment, the FBI investigation of Trump. Tashina Guahar was then Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) in the Department of Justice National Security Division (DOJ-NSD) with responsibility over the assembly of FISA applications in Main Justice. Michael Atkinson, who later became the Intelligence Community Inspector General who accepted a phoney whistleblower complaint from Eric Ciaramella which began Deep State coup 2.0, was the chief legal counsel for the head of the DOJ-NSD at the time of the Obama administration's FISA abuse.
Brian Cates of UncoverDC.com reported a finding about Clinesmith from the Inspector General's 2019 investigation:
- Investigators from the DOJ’s Inspector General’s Office [OIG] catch Kevin Clinesmith (the FBI lawyer in charge of handling the FISA warrant renewals) tampering with a CIA email. Reason: The FBI had asked the CIA if Page’s claims about being a CIA contact were true. The CIA had affirmed to the FBI that Page was indeed an operational contact for their agency.
- In fact, from 2008-2013, Page was working closely with the CIA in helping bust up a Russian spy ring. That continued well through the time period of the FISA warrant. So, yes, Page had been communicating with the CIA about his Russian contacts all the way up thru 2016-17.
- Unfortunately, this response to the FBI’s query is not what the SpyGate plotters want to hear.
- How can the FBI continue using Page’s contacts with Russian government and intelligence officials as evidence he’s a Russian agent if Page is working with the CIA, briefing them about these contacts? To fix this problem, Clinesmith decides to edit the CIA’s response to the FBI’s query. He alters the email to show the CIA saying Page was not a contact for their agency.
- Cates, Brian (December 31, 2019). "A Retrospective on The Past Four Years of Fake News Trump Hysteria". UncoverDC.com.