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Durham report: Where the FBI officials cited for misconduct are now


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Washington Examiner

Special counsel John Durham’s final report on the origins of the Russian collusion investigation found even more misconduct within the ranks of the FBI than did previous investigations that embarrassed the bureau.

But many of the people cited as having engaged in unethical, and even illegal, behavior remain in positions of power and influence throughout Washington, D.C.

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Corsi appears to be still employed by the FBI, according to her LinkedIn profile, on which she had been active as recently as Wednesday. She lists her title as a deputy assistant director in the FBI’s intelligence branch, working on the Strategic Intelligence Issues Group.

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Strzok went on to become a professor at Georgetown University and a bestselling author after landing a book deal.

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Michael Sussmann, the Clinton campaign lawyer who gave false information about Trump to the FBI and then lied about his ties to the campaign, was indicted on a charge of making false statements to the FBI.

Durham said Sussmann lied to top FBI officials in 2016 when he approached them with allegations about Trump’s ties to Russia, professing to be uninvolved with any third party despite being on the opposing campaign’s payroll.

He was acquitted by a jury when Durham brought the case to trial and is now a partner at a major law firm, Fenwick & West, still practicing law, according to the firm’s website.

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Kevin Clinesmith faced perhaps the most serious allegations of any raised by the DOJ inspector general or Durham: falsifying a document in pursuit of a surveillance warrant on a Trump adviser.

Clinesmith pleaded guilty to altering an email while applying for the surveillance warrant, stripping out language that would have shown a judge that the Trump adviser had in fact been helping the CIA gain information about Russia rather than engaging in suspicious activity with Russia.

But a judge said Clinesmith had suffered enough by facing public scrutiny over his actions and losing his FBI job and sentenced him to just one year of probation, sparing him the jail time Durham requested.

 

Clinesmith also got to hold on to his law license, receiving only a temporary suspension of his law license in Washington, D.C., and Michigan, where he is from.

By December 2021, he was restored to the status of a lawyer in “good standing” by the District of Columbia Bar Association.

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